BEES (Business Ethics and Environment Students) recently held a sustainability meeting with the SUSU sabbs. The team decided that this year, their group goal would be to focus on employability.

 

The sabbs brainstormed ideas on improving sustainability within the SUSU focused on reaching more students with knowledge and skills relating to sustainability.

 

 

These practices, concentrated on saving water and energy and on promoting local produce over imported foods, should lead the students union to a more environmentally sustainable future. This workshop was one of many run by BEES. Others looked at Employability and Work/Life Balance in the University.

 

Feedback from the end of the meeting seems suggests that there may be more to sustainability than environmental issues. SUSU BEES website, bees.susu.org explains the role that this student group plays as “transforming ethical and environmental practice in the city,” offering free audits to local businesses to help them create more sustainable methods of operation in the same way they’ve trained the sabbs.

 

The ideas that came from the training meeting include organising student-led Your Skills: Sustainability courses, and training the student leaders and student groups in sustainable practices.

 

More information can be found on the SUSU BEES website; http://bees.susu.org

 

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