This summer we asked once again for students to Shift Your Stuff, donating any unwanted clothes, food and household items to us to help protect the environment and support local charities, rather than simply putting items in the bin.
The campaign was a great success and a huge 2.3 tonnes of clothes, bedding, kitchenware and food was donated on campus or left at Portswood collection points – we were even donated a printer!
Pre-sessional students were invited to attend a fundraising event in The Cube on Wednesday 05 July 2017 to stock up on essential items for the year ahead. … Read the rest
Tags: charitable, charity, recycling, Shift your stuff, Southampton, Students Union, sustainable, SUSU
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.
All collected … Read the rest
Tags: Bio-Cycle, environment, Food, green, landfill, local, recycling, Southampton Hub, Southamptons, student community, students, success, sustainability, Team Southampton, University of SOuthampton, waste, Win
In January, we partnered with Farm4Life, an international charity that aims to create a better life for people in Ghana. The charity runs a host of different community projects in Ghananian towns and communities, including Sportz4all, an initiative to enable disabled children and others, in deprived areas, to participate in sports activities.
We donated hundreds of our campaign branded t-shirts to Farm4Life for them to use as sports team bibs as part of Sportz4all, which runs a project teaching blind cricket to the visually impaired.
During the past month, the t-shirts have travelled an incredible … Read the rest
Tags: charity, donation, environment, Farm4Life, Ghana, recycling, sustainability, t-shirts, Union Southampton
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
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