Everyone can do their bit to be more sustainable and help protect our planet. Find out about SUSU’s sustainable initiatives and partnerships, including our partnership with the University on delivery of their Sustainability Strategy.
University of Southampton Sustainability Strategy
The University of Southampton’s Strategic Plan for Sustainability was developed by the University, in partnership with SUSU. It sets out a vision for a more sustainable University and what we need to achieve to get there.
In our guide find out how you can easily make sustainability a part of your student lifestyle - such as reducing how much energy and water you use in your house, eco-friendly ways of getting around the city, and introducing vegan food to your diet. You can also read about the best ways to reduce, reuse and recycle!
We're fighting food waste at our venues by partnering with Too Good To Go, an app which lets you buy and collect food at a discounted price so it gets eaten instead of wasted. Download the Too Good To Go app and search for "The SUSU Shop" to buy our surprise bags of unsold food for just £3.99 (retail value of £10.00).
At The Locker we are passionate about fighting waste and making a difference, and we're proud to have partnered with Teemill as our new merchandise and clothing supplier. Teemill clothing is designed to be returned and remade again and again so it never enters landfill (a process they call 'Remill'), and they make new products from waste materials that are organic and without plastic.
In November 2021 Ben Dolbear (Union President 2021-22), Matt Smith (VP Sports 2021-22) and Fatima Ali (Sustainability Officer 2021-22) had the fantastic opportunity to attend the COP26 UN Climate Change Conference. In this video they share lessons learned, their reflections on the talks and events they attended, and what we can do next at SUSU to improve our sustainability.
Each year we run Sustainability Week which highlight SUSU's sustainable initiatives & partnerships, and you can also find out how you can get involved in making a difference.
If you have an idea for Sustainability Week 2024 or would like to get involved, please contact our Union President.
SUSU is committed to being an environmentally and socially responsible organisation. Sustainability is integral to everything we do, and we aim to embed environmental and ethical practices in all our activities. Read our policy to find out more.
UoS Sustainability Online Courses
UOSM2043 Global Sustainability Challenges Module
Open to all students. This module will challenge you to develop your own definition of sustainability while considering how it is actioned by the many different actors (from citizens to governments, NGOs and businesses) who play a part in taking decisions about sustainability at various scales at the local and global level.
Southampton Sustainability Solutions
The University offer an online self-led 3-week course to introduce the Sustainability Strategy. You’ll learn about the 6 Goals, what sustainability means for each of us and why it’s important.