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Category Archives: Staff

New chapters, constant commitment

By Julia Kendal |

When I joined the University’s Sustainability Action Programme four and a half years ago, I came ready to work. What I didn’t expect, was how much I’ve learnt along the way. I’ve learnt that students really are changing the world for the better, through their innovation, their commitment to the planet and their peers, and […]

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Five reasons why I love organising awards

By Julia Kendal |

On Thursday 10 March 2016 around 80 students and staff gathered for the presentation of the 2016 Sustainability Action Award winners and runners up. The awards ceremony is a personal highlight in the Sustainability Action Programme calendar for several reasons: It recognises people for what they are already doing. The awards are for students and […]

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Your chance to become the first Sustainability Action Photographer of the Year

By Julia Kendal |

As part of the annual Sustainability Action Awards, we’re inviting entries to the first Sustainability Action Photographer of the Year 2016 competition. All of the University’s students and staff are invited to enter the competition, submitting your images on the theme of ‘My Global Goals’. The theme: My Global Goals 2015 was a landmark year […]

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Are you changing the world for the better? We want to give you an award.

By Julia Kendal |

Are you volunteering with a local community initiative? Are you trying to teach social justice issues in an innovative way? Is your research looking at local or global sustainability challenges? If ‘yes’ to any of those questions, we want to hear about it and give you an award. The Sustainability Action Awards recognise and celebrate students […]

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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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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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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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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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