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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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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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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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A year of sustainability action

By Julia Kendal |

2014/15 has been a busy year of action for sustainability at Southampton! Hundreds of students and staff have been involved in a diverse range of activities including: Joining with 250 people to switch off office equipment left on unnecessarily across four different campuses (in return for free hoodies and pizza!) at the Southampton Blackout. Free […]

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NUS Sustainability Roundtable: celebrating progress, spurring on to more

By Julia Kendal |

On the 18th June around 100 students and Students’ Union and university staff gathered in Manchester for the annual NUS Sustainability Programmes Roundtable. Simon Kemp and I were able to join this day celebrating a year’s activity and providing inspiration and ideas for action going forward. The parallel sessions were streamed to help people tailor […]

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Student teams: gain the recognition you deserve

By Julia Kendal |

In 2014 Cameroon Catalyst won the Student Team Award for their work improving the quality of life of those living in eastern rural Cameroon. If your team submits an application by the end of February, this year’s award could be yours. Last year’s diverse applicants showed the variety of current activities by students at Southampton […]

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Southampton staff: win a 2015 Sustainability Action Award

By Julia Kendal |

The Sustainability Action Awards recognise staff at the University of Southampton making a difference, through your work or volunteering. If you’re giving of your spare time to volunteer at the university or in the community, then apply now for the 2015 awards. Launched in 2014, these annual awards are for students and staff, individuals and […]

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Calling all students…

By Julia Kendal |

Is one of your friends making a difference in their spare time? Is your dissertation tackling social or environmental challenges? If yes, you should be putting in an application for a Sustainability Action Award. The application process is quick and easy – you just need to complete the short application form, explaining what you are doing and […]

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Volunteering, significant life moments and fun

By Julia Kendal |

Last week Simon Kemp and I attended the 11th Annual Conference on Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability, where we presented on the award-winning Blackout initiative and delivered a workshop on the sustainable development goals summit used during the interdisciplinary module, Sustainability in the Local & Global Environment. With three full days of discussions, workshops and talks, […]

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Sustainability Action Awards 2015 – coming soon!

By Julia Kendal |

The annual sustainability action awards were launched for the first time in 2014. Soon you will have another opportunity to apply for one of our awards which recognise student and staff dedication to sustainability. Why awards? We want to highlight and reward- the activities that you are already undertaking to have a positive impact on […]

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