People and Planet Society
Political, Campaigning or Charity
People & Planet is the largest student network in Britain campaigning for action on world poverty, human rights & the environment. People & Planet Sheffield is a branch of P&P's national network. From nationwide campaigns and demonstrations to educating, petitioning and raising awareness, People and Planet members aim to make the world a greener, fairer, more sustainable place. Our current campaigns and activities include: Making the search engine Ecosia the default search engine on all University of Sheffield computers. Ecosia uses the funds it gains from ad revenue to fund reforestation projects all over the world, creating positive environmental and social change. We also aim to collaborate with other societies to create a Green Careers Fair to promote alternative jobs that support instead of damage our planet. People and Planet also provide you with the opportunity and resources to run your own campaign so if you have an idea about how you want to make a difference you can realise it with us. We will also continue to follow the nationwide campaign of Divest Barclays attempting to cut ties between institutions like universities and banks such as Barclays who continue to fund fossil fuel companies. Investments upwards of £90 billion allow fossil fuel companies to survive whilst continuing to further the climate crisis and we believe institutions that allow this should have no place on our campus. Last year we ran a monthly 'Swap-Shop', where students could swap unwanted clothes, books, DVDS, accessories for other students' unwanted gems! We are hoping to continue Swap-Shop this year despite the challenging circumstances.
We also get involved with other ethical and environmental groups and events at the Uni, in Sheffield and the UK! These include Sheffield Climate Alliance, Frack Free South Yorkshire, Reclaim The Power amongst others. Each year we choose which campaigns we want to run, depending on what YOU want! All ideas are welcome, all dreams can come true! It's really easy to get involved, whether you're an experienced campaigner or never done any campaigning in your life, and there's something for everyone! We're a super friendly, relaxed and open group and love having new faces and new energy so if this sounds like the group for you please register your interest and we look forward to you joining us at our meetings.
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It can be really rewarding as well as being a great way to gain experience and invaluable skills for your future career.