Union Sustainability Officers plant trees as part of Sport and Wellbeing’s carbon footprint pledge

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Isabella, VP Welfare and Lucy, SUSU Ethics and Environment Officer, helped plant 10 oak trees at Wide Lane Sports Centre as a result of the Sports & Wellbeing Centre’s pledge to work towards offsetting its carbon footprint.

Isabella and Lucy were invited to plant the trees to commemorate both their roles as Union Sustainability Officers. “I am really happy to see departments at the University making sustainable pledges like this,” says Isabella.

“Thank you Sport and Wellbeing and University Sustainability Manager for inviting SUSU Ethics and Environment officer and I to come along and help plant the trees, and for fulfilling your sustainable pledge. You’ve set a precedent that I hope more areas of the University and our community will follow in your footsteps! I think this is a really great example of how the University and Students’ Union can continue to work together to be as environmentally sustainable as possible and look forward to continued collaboration.”

The University has a target to reduce its carbon emissions by 20% by 2020 (based on a 2005/06 baseline). Find out more about the steps University of Southampton’s is taking to improve sustainability by clicking here. 

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