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Highfield Campus BioBlitz

By Julia Kendal |

Guest blog post by Oliver Cockroft, BioBlitz Intern On Wednesday 8 June the annual Highfield campus BioBlitz event took place. The aim of the day was to record as many different species present on the campus as possible. In recent years, the total number of species has been over 300. To aid in the species […]

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What would you give to fight hunger in the UK? How about 3 hours?

By Julia Kendal |

Between Thursday 30 June and Saturday 2 July FareShare, in conjunction with Tesco, will be holding the UK’s biggest Neighbourhood Food Collection. This is an opportunity for members of the public to donate food that doesn’t become surplus very often – long life items such as tins, rice and tea. These donations, along with the daily donations […]

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Why waste time on electronic waste?

By Julia Kendal |

Guest blog by Tamsin Stevens, WEEE intern  For those of you in your first year of University, can you believe how quickly the year has gone?! With exams just around the corner, it will soon be the long summer break you’ve all be waiting for! For those of you who will be moving out of halls […]

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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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Employability opportunity #1: a platform for your research 

By Imogen Dinham-Price |

I guess it is not every day you hear about your own university hosting the UK’s First International Student Sustainability Research Symposium and wanting it to be all student led
well ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls it is true! On Friday 15th April 2016, a Student Sustainability Research Symposium will take place and we need […]

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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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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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