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Shift Your Stuff!

By Julia Kendal |

Guest blog by Lydia Butler, SUSU Ethical and Environmental Officer There is a visible cloud of stress over most University of Southampton students as final exams approach, however in a flash; another academic year will be over. In just a few weeks the stress will be over and will turn into sounds of celebration along […]

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Why you should become the next SUSU Ethical and Environmental Officer

By Julia Kendal |

Elections are fast approaching! Southampton University Student’s Union (SUSU) is recruiting for the next Ethical and Environmental (E&E) Officer to join the Senior Leadership Team to start in July 2015. We invited Lydia Butler, the current E&E Officer, to shed some light on the inner workings of this role and show you why you should run for this […]

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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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Shaping your university experience

By Julia Kendal |

On the 4th February Southampton students will have their opportunity to shape their university experience (over a free lunch!) at an event led by students for students. If you are: Passionate about education and volunteering Interested in social issues Concerned about the economy Curious about impacts on the environment then this event is for you. […]

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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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What’s coming up in 2015?

By Julia Kendal |

After a Christmas break, we’re looking forward to a busy year ahead at Sustainability Action. Read on to find out more about just some of the activities coming up in the next term… The annual sustainability awareness survey will be launched in January. Take 10 minutes to complete the survey for your chance to win prizes […]

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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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We’ve arrived!

By Julia Kendal |

Welcome to the new Sustainability Action Blog, where you can learn more about the journey towards embedding sustainability across the university community. The Sustainability Action programme works with students and staff to ensure that we are a community of globally responsible citizens, working to shape a socially, economically and environmentally sustainable future. Here you’ll be […]

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