Ethical and Environmental Committee (0405P8)

Status: Lapsed | Zone: Sustainability

Passed: 15/06/2009 | Lapsed: 04/02/2014

This policy was discussed at the following meetings:

  • The progressions within the university, centrally –  i) the appointment of the Environmental Manager ii) an increasingly powerful Environmental management sub-committee
  • The reduction of the environmental officer role from executive to administrative Officer
  • The existence of an Equal Ops committee, various AU and Societies committees, Elections committee, Education & Welfare committee – all of which have direct links to Executive positions
  • No committee exists for ethical and environmental issues
  • The successful “MAKE Poverty HISTORY” motion at the AGM
  • Various ethical and environmental societies already in the union
  • Historically, the lack of ethical/environmental drive amongst council, executive and the sabbaticals
  • Concern amongst students that not enough is being done by the Union, the Environmental Officer motion at the AGM, and the continued absence of an Environmental Awareness Week
  • As inhabitants of the earth we have an unalterable obligation to look after the world around us, not only for our benefit but for generations to come
  • That the environment is a highly important matter even on a local level
  • Ethical issues are equally important matters
  • By nature of our common humanity, we have a duty to our brothers and sisters worldwide
  • Students are powerful, and have amazing potential to make a change in society
  • These changes may be small sometimes, but every one is a step in the right direction
  • Creation of an ethical and environmental committee, chaired by the environmental officer
  • This body should meet as regularly as other Union standing committees
  • It should consist of representatives from all the conceivably relevant ethical and environmental societies within the Union (and council reps)
  • It shall take a lead in ideas and initiatives for the creation and implementation of union ethical and environmental policy
  • Overall ethical and environmental responsibility should remain with the president; however the paid sabbaticals should also take a measure of this burden
    Sorry, there are no Mandates for this policy