The student group, Southampton Hub, launches Bio-Cycle, Southampton’s first ever student-led food waste recycling scheme in a bid to benefit the local community by recycling and repurposing otherwise wasted food.
The scheme works by providing you with a five litre food waste caddy, filters and a roll of compostable bin liners at the cost of £10, which includes automatic registration for the regular weekly food waste pickup service.
Up to 160 students are already benefitting from the project, with waste collections organised at 33 households across Southampton, equating to approximately 200kg of recycled food waste every month.
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Fancy some new clothes?
Christmas is just around the corner and where students across Southampton and Winchester are penny pinching ready for the festive season, we are offering you the perfect opportunity to get yourself a whole new winter wardrobe. How?! – we hear you cry…our Swap Shop is back.
You can watch Planet Earth guilt-free as you save the environment while you shop!
Donate your unwanted clothes on Friday 25 September at 09:00 and then get shopping from 11:00 on the same day.
If you want to build up some volunteering experience, we’re looking for students to … Read the rest
Tags: clothes, donate, environment, FREE, FRIDAY, green, items, recycle, recycling, reduce, reuse, shopping, sustainable, swap, Swap Shop, unwanted, volunteer, wardobe
Welcome to the second installment in our three-part blog series about how you can save money in Southampton. Last week, we looked at how to save money on shopping/food and this time, we are going to impart our wisdom about how to save energy on your house. Both good for the planet and your wallet, these tips are not to be missed! If you’ve got any advice that you think would help other students, then please get in touch via our Twitter page @yoursusu.
Saving Energy Around the House
– Get leaky taps fixed, if your taps are constantly … Read the rest
Tags: #ideas, advice, blog series, cash, energy, environment, green, heating, help, house, housing, money, research, save, saving, support, SUSU Lettings, tips, water
Whether it is your first year at university or your last, many of you have been through living changes. Whether you are or have spent your time at halls or in private rented accommodation, we know that you will be facing different kinds of situations.
The unclean dishes that pile up on the side, the pan that has – the once bolognaise sauce – a sticky sauce building in it, the forgotten Philadelphia that is covered in green mould, the flat mate that plays music so loud your room vibrates, the fire alarms that go off at 3am in … Read the rest
Tags: Advice Centre, green, Southampton, SUSU
The sun is out this morning after yesterday’s disappointing weather – so make sure you head to Highfield campus for Kind of a Big Deal Day!
We’re showcasing how we keep SUSU ethical, environmentally friendly and socially awesome, with the help of:
✓ Southampton City Council Recycling
✓ Green Academy – Make a pledge to be more sustainable and be in with the chance to win some amazing prizes
✓ University Environments Team – See how everything we do in SUSU influences what the university do to be more sustainable
✓ University Transport – UniLink and Bluestar are handing out … Read the rest
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