Tag Archive > sustainability

05
Aug

Sustainability Strategy: what do you think?

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Sustainability and green issues are increasingly urgent causes in our society and are increasingly supported by young people. At SUSU we believe in taking responsibility for our students and wider community and are proud to champion, support and represent the causes that students care about.  

We recognise that to make a meaningful, sustainable impact, we need systemic change in how society operates around the world, and organisations such as the University play a critical part of this change. We are delighted to be working with the University on their Sustainability Strategy, ensuring that the heart of the strategy includes the voices of both students and staff. Our first step is a draft paper which has been put together … Read the rest

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23
Jun

Have your say on Sustainability at Southampton

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We want to hear your views on sustainability at Southampton in student focus groups taking place this July. This is your chance to input on the University’s Sustainability and Environmental Strategy, which is being developed in partnership with SUSU.

A range of issues will be discussed at each focus group – such as the University’s carbon footprint, waste, sustainability in the curriculum, food on campus, and more. You can also share your ideas for initiatives, your views on how ambitious Southampton’s strategy should be, and what role students should play in its implementation.

The focus groups will be held at … Read the rest

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17
Dec

Price Updates in The Plant Pot Zero Waste Shop

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The price of goods in The Plant Pot’s zero waste gravity dispensers has recently been lowered.

Use one of the provided recycled paper bags and fill it with however much produce you would like. Prices are per 100g.

Here is a full list of the new price brackets:

£0.21/100g

Red Split Lentils, Oats (Rolled/Porridge), Couscous, Green Lentils, Pearl Barley, Sunflower Seeds Premium, Orzo

£0.32/100g

Wholewheat Penne Pasta, Wholewheat Fusilli Pasta, Chickpeas, Oat Crispy Crunch Granola

£0.42/100g

Rice (Brown Basmati), Rice (White Basmati), Popping Corn, Kidney Beans (Organic), Cranberry Crunch Muesli

£0.53/100g

Apricots (Medium whole), Banana Chips, Dates … Read the rest

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30
Nov

A Spotlight On Sustainability

In What's on

Over the past few months SUSU has made some fantastic steps towards becoming a more sustainable organisation. On Wednesday 04 December we are holding a Sustainability Spotlight in Building 42 to celebrate and inform students of the good work already taking place, and look to the future to see what more we can achieve.

On the day there will be talks in The Cube, a sustainability fair, and a networking event and Q&A with industry experts.

Talks are as follows:
14:00 – Green Energy and Travel
14:45 – ‘Rising Tide: Sustainability across our Blue planet’ with Ivan Haigh

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21
Nov

SUSU and University Release Joint Sustainability Statement

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SUSU and the University of Southampton have released a joint statement of intent on our commitment to sustainability, minimising our impact on global ecological destruction and stabilising climate change.

  • We commit to prioritising together sustainable actions to address urgent environmental issues using the passion, creativity and scholarship of our students and staff to find new, lasting solutions.
  • The whole University community will work together to slow significantly and ultimately minimise our impact on the environment.
  • We are setting ambitious targets to reduce our impact on the environment. We will lead by example, and we will change behaviours.
  • We will co-create
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22
Jan

Sustainability Stories – watch groundbreaking documentaries on the big screen

In What's on

For our new series of Sustainability Stories we will be giving students the opportunity to watch some fantastic documentaries for free on the big screen. A different documentary will be shown every month at Union Films (Level 3, Students’ Union (B42)).

This project has been led by Lucy Stephenson, our Ethics and Environment Officer, and is part of a wider project to raise awareness of environmental and social issues to students.

Before the Flood – Wednesday 30 January, 17:00, Union Films

Before the Flood, presented by National Geographic, features Leonardo DiCaprio on a journey as a United Nations … Read the rest

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18
Jan

Could we be more sustainable at Southampton?

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Do you think the University and Students’ Union could be more sustainable?

We want to hear from you! What sustainable changes would you like to see on campus, at Halls and at your Students’ Union to help protect and preserve the environment?

Tell us your sustainability ideas here: SUSU Sustainability Survey Read the rest

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17
Apr

Change Our World Week

In What's on

Our world is constantly changing. Some changes are natural and some are our responsibility. Join us in a series of of activities for Change Our World Week (Monday 23 April – Friday 27 April) to do some amazing things for our planet!

Monday 23 April

Meat Free Monday

Try something new today at The Bridge, The Café  and The Shop!

The Bridge – 10% discount on all vegetarian and vegan meals.

The Café – 10% discount on our vegetarian and vegan range of products (breakfast, burgers and Quorn nuggets only).

The Shop – vegetarian and vegan sandwiches and … Read the rest

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23
Jan

Could you be the next President or VP Welfare?

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Nominations for our Spring Elections are well underway, but there’s still time to put yourself forward to become a Full-Time Officer (also known as Sabbatical Officer). These are paid positions, with a competitive starting salary of £20,989. These roles are perfect for those of you graduating this year (or for anyone willing to take a gap year to get some work experience), who would like to represent and improve a particular aspect of student life.

This week we will be providing you with an overview of each Sabbatical Officer role to give you a better understanding of what you … Read the rest

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14
Dec

Reflecting on the Making Change Summit (+AGM) 2017

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Hi, it’s Evie Reilly, VP Democracy and Creative Industries for 2017/18. Earlier this month we held our first Making Change Summit (+AGM) and it was fantastic to see so many of you getting involved and voicing your opinions. Along with getting your quick comments on the Concourse, we also hosted more in-depth debates and discussions throughout the day in Bar 2, and here is a brief overview of some of the issues explored. We were also pleased to launch our first Representation Report a project headed by VP Education, Samuel Dedman, which will explore how we are working … Read the rest

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