Sustainability is a key concern for students and one of the core principles of the Students' Union. Our close collaboration with the university's Environment Team means we have a variety of ways for you to get involved if you're environmentally minded! A number of these are listed below and if you require any further information you can contact your Activities Officer, Carrie Young in the Students' Union or the Environment Team on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hungry for Change
£10k of funding from the NUS Green Projects Fund two years ago allowed us to set up Hungry 4 Change, a student led project that encourages students to think about what they’re eating and why. The project tackles food issues such as seasonal, local, organic and growing your own all through their very own growing plot at our Brookfield site! You can find out more here.
Environmental Action Society
A student led society focused entirely on environmental issues! Whether you're interested in grassroots campaigning or conservation volunteering EAS will have something to suit your eco-wishes. A relatively new society, they won Campaigning Society of the year for 2015-16 as well as being shortlisted for Green Impact Society. EAS volunteers have completed 403 hours of environmental volunteering so far this year and you can find out more about what they get up to and how you can participate here.
Student Sustainability Working Group
All our student groups are encouraged to send a representative to the Student Sustainability Working Group. This joint initiative by the university’s Environment Team and the Students’ Union acts as a representative voice for students on sustainability as well as administering the SEED grant funding pot to run sustainable projects. You can find out more here.
Student Development Programme
This an Environment Team-led programme which gives you the opportunity to learn about sustainability issues, and how to resolve them for future development. This can be used towards the Leicester Award and is an excellent personal development opportunity with an environmental focus. You can find out more here.
Change it or Explain it
Have a query or idea about how the Students' Union could be more sustainable? Challenge your sabbatical officer team to 'Change it or Explain it'! Just fill out this short form here and your proposal could go to Union Council to be passed into union policy!
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