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02
Mar

Students Launch Southampton’s First Ever Student-Led Waste Recycling Scheme

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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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08
Feb

Hundreds of Union t-shirts flown to Ghana for Farm4Life charity

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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

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27
May

Shift Your Stuff

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Over your time at uni, it is likely that you have accumulated a lot of stuff. Whether it is clothes, furniture, books or boxsets, when it comes to packing up your room for the summer, you may find that you have a little more than you anticipated. That’s why we are running our annual Shift Your Stuff campaign, where you can donate your unwanted items and we will organise for them to go to one of fifteen participating charities.

How does it work?

  1. Collect your stickers and red bag

Available from between 31 May-29 June from the Union’s Highfield Reception … Read the rest

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25
May

You Are More Than Your Thesis: The Science Room

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You may have already heard about the FREE events and activities we are holding as part of You Are More Than, but what, we hear you cry, are we doing for postgraduate students?!

We know that many of you are in the midst of relentless work on your thesis and as many of you also juggle jobs as well as study, sometimes things can get a little stressful. That’s why we have been holding our Postgrad Power Teas, where you can grab a free tea, coffee and snack to keep you powering on through the afternoon – perfect for … Read the rest

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14
Mar

University Travel Plan – Last week to complete it

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You may remember a couple of weeks ago, we asked you to complete the University’s 2016 Student Travel Survey. This is a survey which asks you about your travel habits to find out how they have changed compared to 2013.

The results are used to inform the University’s Travel Plan, which will look at ways in which the University can be more sustainable. For example, last year there were over 5 million journeys on Uni-link buses and our Bike Doctor Service repaired more than 1,000 staff and student bikes.

The survey is open until midnight on 18th March, … Read the rest

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29
Feb

Change Your World Week

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University is meant to be a time where you explore who you are and become inspired to do the things you have always wanted to, whether that is academically, or socially. So this year, we would like to introduce Change Your World Week. The week, held between Saturday 5th March-Sunday 13th March, will be packed with events and activities surrounding sustainability, to empower you to change your world. You may think of recycling and the environment when you hear the word ‘sustainability’, but it can also include business, employability, equality and diversity and much more!

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15
Aug

Free sustainability conference

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Are you interested in student enterprise and want to deliver sustainability projects and solutions? Want some tips on how to build a relationship with your university or students’ union when it comes to sustainability? Well BEEs (Business Ethics and Environment students) have an exciting conference coming up.

On the 15th September, BEEs (Business Ethics and Environment students) will be holding a free daylong conference to equip businesses to deliver sustainability projects and solutions.

The day will start at 10:30 with a keynote from Jamie Agombar , winner of the 2014 Inspiring Leader of the Year in the Guardian University … Read the rest

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03
Apr

Coming up: BEES Conference

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We’re excited to announce that we’re holding a conference for BEES volunteers, staff and businesses on campus, on April 28th. The conference will focus on ‘Students and Businesses Transforming Their City’, and will be free for all attendees.
The conference will inspire and equip staff, students and businesses to deliver sustainability projects and solutions. The time will be used to explore how universities and students’ unions can work together to achieve sustainability, and what results teamwork like this can produce.
So why attend?
  • The conference will give universities and students’ unions a chance to discuss collaboration, develop new ideas and
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25
Feb

Sustainability Festival tickets released

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Tickets for the annual Sustainability Festival run by members of the Southampton Hub have been released, allowing students and members of the public to snap up entry to the popular one-day event when it takes place on March 7 2015.

The interactive conference aims to raise awareness about the issues linked to sustainability, and will focus on what we can do to promote sustainability in all areas of our lives, as well as empowering others.

Based on the theme of Sustainable Consumption on a Student Budget, the festival-inspired day will feature workshops from students and local members of the community … Read the rest

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29
Jan

 BEES need your help!

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Fancy going behind the scenes of local businesses? Or gaining skills and work experience to add to your CV? Well you can do both by becoming BEES!

 

The Business Ethics and Environmental Students (BEES) team are about to head down to Portswood amongst other places, in order to audit local businesses on their sustainability practices, and we need your help to do so!

 

Our student volunteers provide free sustainability auditing services to local organisations, then suggest improvements on their ethical and environmental practices and help with implementing the best solutions for the company. This may sound like jargon … Read the rest

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