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Why you should apply for one of our internships

By Julia Kendal |

Sustainability Action is recruiting for three term-time internships in partnership with the Southampton Business Ethics and Environment Students (BEES) programme:  BEES Volunteer Co-ordinator: develop your organisation skills and volunteer knowledge by working within the BEES team to promote volunteer opportunities, help with their training and support their work in organisations. BEES Communications Assistant: support the […]

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Sabbatical Officers Sustainability Workshop

By Bethany White |

On Monday 11th August I had the pleasure of running a Sustainability awareness workshop for the new Southampton Student Union Sabbatical team. The aim of the session was to enhance each Sabbs understanding of Sustainability so they could become experts and ambassadors for the student population. The workshop was a great success, and fantastic ideas were shared. […]

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What attracted me to the Sustainability Action internship programme?

By Bethany White |

What does sustainability mean to you? Sustainability is probably one of the most fashionable current buzzwords. Most of us will immediately conjure up images of everyday environmental issues – the most common of these being climate change, recycling, low energy use and general ‘greenness’. Indeed, these are very real issues which our generation faces. During […]

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A year with Sustainability Action

By Julia Kendal |

Guest blog by Jessica Lobo, Sustainability Action student representative A year on from when I first started working with Sustainability Action and it’s been a fantastic experience, not only for me, but also for the hundreds of students and staff that are involved across the campus in one way or another. From swap shops to […]

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Did you see the purple lightbulbs? Promoting our investments in carbon reduction

By Julia Kendal |

Guest blog by Greg Sandford, Carbon Management  Communications Lead Hopefully those of you who have been on our campuses over the last couple of months will have noticed the purple lightbulb tags celebrating our investments to reduce the University’s carbon emissions. We know that staff and students are almost a bit ‘snow-blind’ to all of the […]

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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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Hundreds from the community survey biodiversity on campus

By Julia Kendal |

On the 13th and 14th June, the first ever Southampton BioBlitz welcomed over 100 people onto the Highfield Campus to explore local biodiversity. Local experts and university scientists helped nature lovers from around the city take part in the surveys and to understand local plant and wildlife. The event began with a bat walk on […]

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Flourishing in the 21st Century – TEDx SouthamptonUniversity

By Julia Kendal |

Guest blog by Amy Nicholass, Student Sustainability Champion What do atomic gardens, dancing, giant petri dishes, a ‘Parliament of Clowns’, pre-birth adaptation, theramins, the Queen’s signature, GM trees, radio waves and Gorilla dung have in common? The answer? They were all part of TEDx at the University of Southampton this Sunday at the Nuffield theatre. TED […]

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A successful Waste Wars VIII

By Julia Kendal |

Guest blog by SUSU Ethical and Environmental Committee As mentioned in Jessica’s post on Sustainability Week, on the 19th February we had the annual Waste Wars event. This is an audit of waste streams from across the university campuses and halls of residence which is now in its eighth consecutive year. A team of 58 enthusiastic […]

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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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