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Ensuring no child was without a present at Christmas

By Julia Kendal |

Guest blog by Marika Stone, East Asia Administrator in the University’s International Office. Marika coordinated the University’s team contributing to the Christmas Complete Project. Thanks to all staff and students who contributed to the success of the University of Southampton Christmas Complete Project 2015! Christmas Complete is run by Southampton City and Region Action to Combat […]

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Coming up in 2016

By Julia Kendal |

After the Christmas break, we’re rested and ready for another exciting year at Sustainability Action. Here’s a look at just a few of the things you can be involved in during the months ahead… The first ever student-led sustainability research conference! The ‘Educating Global Citizens’ Conference on 15th April provides a unique opportunity for undergraduate […]

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5 reasons why you should work with Sustainability Action

By Julia Kendal |

Sustainability Action has won funding to deliver the first student sustainability research symposium in April 2016 and we need your help. The ‘Educating Global Citizens’ symposium is the first academic sustainability conference of its kind – designed for students and with students. We’re recruiting for a student Marketing and Events Assistant to help us develop and […]

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7 steps to a sustainable Christmas

By Julia Kendal |

  1. Buy local. We’ll eat around 10 million turkeys in the UK this year. Not to mention all the potatoes, carrots and brussel sprouts! Buying the produce for your Christmas feast from local sources helps to reduce the carbon footprint of transporting it from further afield. The ‘Live My City’ map signposts local shops […]

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Jolly-Day – brighten your day, love yourself and love others!

By Julia Kendal |

Guest blog by Caitlin Doyle, SUSU Equality and Diversity Officer Jolly-day on Wednesday 9th December, 10:00-16:30 in the Concourse and on the Redbrick, then 18:00-20:00 in The Bridge, Students’ Union (Building 42) End of term blues? Feeling a little stressed in the lead up to Christmas? Join us for a day of festive fun at the Students’ […]

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To reuse or not to reuse that is the question

By Julia Kendal |

Guest blog by Carolyn Couch, Waste & Recycling Manager at the University Have you heard of Warp It? Warp It is an online system, which helps the University redistribute, reuse and recycle surplus redundant furniture and equipment.  In 2015 use of  helped us reuse 4.484 tonnes of furniture and equipment that would otherwise have been recycled […]

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Swap Shop coming soon!

By Julia Kendal |

Guest blog by Amy Paraskeva, SUSU Ethical and Environmental Officer The first Swap Shop of the year is just around the corner and it’s even more exciting than ever! Swap Shop has been running since 2013, where students and staff could donate their old unwanted clothes in exchange for new ones. This year it will […]

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Thank you to all the volunteers who took part in this year’s Blackout

By Julia Kendal |

A big thank you to all the volunteers who took part in this year’s Blackout. More than 220 students and members of staff took part in the event on Friday 13 November which spanned five campuses – Highfield, Avenue, WSA, Boldrewood and, for the first time ever, the Somers Building at Southampton General Hospital. The Blackout team worked hard going round the buildings and […]

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The Social Innovation Challenge

By Julia Kendal |

Guest blog by Josie Francis, Programme Manager for the Social Impact Lab Do you have an idea for a project to improve liveability and sustainability at the University of Southampton? Would you like to represent the University of Southampton at the Social Innovation Summit in Toronto, Canada? On Wednesday 4th November, the Social Impact Lab, […]

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7 ways to make a sustainable start to the year

By Julia Kendal |

At Southampton, we bring our students and staff together to deliver ground-breaking and award winning sustainability initiatives. Here’s seven ways you can play your part, starting today: Switch off – remember to switch off computers and lights when you’re not using them. Our annual Blackout event – run by more than 250 volunteers – highlights the […]

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