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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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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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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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Food For Thought

By Imogen Dinham-Price |

As I move into the fifth week of my internship, I have truly begun to see how sustainability can really implement itself across whole faculties! One of my tasks has been to engage with the Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) practice and to start implementing it throughout the curriculum here at the University of Southampton. […]

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99 attendees to the Sustainability Festival

By Julia Kendal |

Guest blog by Madlaina Michelotti, Organiser of Southampton Hub’s Sustainability Festival On Saturday 7th March, Southampton Hub held another day-long Sustainability Festival that proved to bring even more students, staff and external organisations together than last year’s! With 99 attendees, inspiring talks and stallholders, delicious food and live music, the Physics building was buzzing with likeminded […]

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Sustainability doesn’t stop for Christmas!

By Julia Kendal |

With the end of term and the Christmas holidays fast approaching, it’s important to be thinking about the sustainability of this often consumer-focused holiday. Students on the interdisciplinary curriculum innovation module ‘Sustainability in the Local and Global Environment’ designed and produced films exploring different sustainability issues; these may help you navigate some of the sustainability […]

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What does Southampton have to offer YOU?

By Julia Kendal |

Calling all potential Freshers!  If you are in need of another reason to come to Southampton – in addition to the fantastic courses, brilliant sunshine and exciting campuses –look no further. We provide innovative and original ways for students to get involved in invaluable developments which address both our environmental impacts and social responsibilities. At […]

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Overwhelmed by sustainability? Reflections on Interdisciplinary Research Week and why you don’t need to know everything.

By Julia Kendal |

Guest blog by Amy Nicholass, Student Sustainability Champion Do you ever feel that sustainability is an overwhelming concept? No one can really be expected to know the environmental, social and economic impacts of their activities, you can’t possibly be good at all of those disciplines simultaneously to make an informed decision on action, right? Well, […]

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Sustainability Week – and a whole lot more!

By Jessica Lobo |

February has been a busy month so far for sustainability at the University, and with the HEA Conference on Educating Global Citizens being hosted here next week, the excitement is far from over! Kicking off the month with Sustainability Week, the Ethical and Environmental committee organised a week full of activities at the Students Union. Games […]

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