Sustainability Fortnight

Everyone can do their bit to be more sustainable and help protect our planet. From 18 April - 01 May hear about SUSU's sustainable initiatives and partnerships, and find out how you can get involved in lots of great events!

Link to Beach Clean event webpage

Beach Clean with RAG and Marine Conservation Society

Friday 22 April, 12:00 - 15:00: Join us for a beach clean afternoon at Weston Shore with RAG and Marine Conservation Society. Do your bit for the environment and keep our lovely beaches free from litter. Free transport will be provided from Highfield campus for students to get to Weston Shore.

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Link to event webpage

Virtual Talk: Kicking Plastic Out of Sport

Tuesday 26 April: Sport influences millions of people worldwide by leading the way in sustainability and setting a good example. Join the Environment Agency to discuss how sports clubs can reduce their avoidable plastic and carbon footprint.

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Link to sustainability forum webpage

Sustainability Forum

Wednesday 27 April, 13:00 - 14:30, Below Deck (B42): Hear from our panel on SUSU's sustainability and learn how we can all do our bit for our planet. We will hear from founders of local sustainable businesses, representatives from the University's estates team, and an Extinction Rebellion activist. The conversation will be student-led, guided by your input, with a free vegan barbeque on offer too!

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Link to coffee and chatter event webpage

Climate Change Coffee and Chatter

Thursday 28 April, 09:30 - 11:30, The Bridge (B42): Talking about climate change and its impact on our lives can cause anxiety for many people, and you're not alone in feeling this way. Join us for a coffee in The Bridge and chat about your worries with us. Enjoy some calming activities like making your own bird feeders and plant pot painting, too!

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Link to plant giveaway event webpage

Campus Collective Plant Giveaway

Friday 29 April: Meet Campus Collective on the Redbrick where they will be giving away seedlings and seeds that you can grow in your bedroom or kitchen! They're all easy to look after and you'll have full instructions given to you on the day - no need to be a seasoned gardener.

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Link to Hedgehog Friendly Campus Society webpage

Meet Hedgehog Friendly Campus Society

Friday 29 April: Head to the Redbrick to meet our Hedgehog Friendly Campus society and find out how you can get involved. Hedgehog Friendly Campus aims to slow down the nationwide population decline of hedgehogs by working towards a bronze, silver, and eventually gold rating for Highfield campus.

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Link to SUSU sustainability webpage

Sustainability at SUSU

Read our joint Sustainability Strategy with the University, check out our sustainability guide for students, and hear about when our Officers attended the COP26 UN Climate Change Conference.

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Link to The Locker webpage

Teemill: our sustainable supplier for The Locker

We're proud to have partnered with Teemill as our merchandise and clothing supplier for The Locker, helping to tackle environmental issues related to the fashion industry. Teemill clothing is designed to be returned and remade again and again, so it never enters landfill (a process they call 'Remill').

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Link to Too Good To Go website

Too Good To Go at The Shop

We're fighting food waste at The Shop 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.

Find out more and download the app