Join the Student Sustainability Working Group

University of Leicester

Leicester, United Kingdom View full details Fixed

Chaired by the Union Activities Officer Daniel Schofield and minuted by the University Environment Team rep, the group is designed so that attendees can experience a typical 'work-style' meeting that would be expected in any job environment. Why does it exist? • There have never been so many environmentally-related societies at the University as there are now and it shows that students care about the impact they have on the planet. • To act as a representative student voice for issues on sustainability within the University. • To suggest and develop projects to ensure better practice within the University. • To supervise the allocation of money from The SEED Fund. What's been achieved so far? • 5 successful SEED projects approved in 2015/16. • Recycling projects in the Students Union, library, and halls. • Sustainable applications made to Union Council. • Fairtrade Fortnight events run through SSWG and GeogSoc. • Brainstorming how to make societies more sustainable; e.g. chocoholics and Fairtrade. Who can attend? All staff and students are more than welcome to attend meetings that will occur throughout the year, but please email ahead first. Please feel free to email questions and bring topics on sustainability policy, event organisation, project ideas or any concerns you have to environment@le.ac.uk. For more info visit: https://www2.le.ac.uk/offices/estates/environment/student-opportunities/volunteering-1/student-sustainability-working-group-1