1st November 2019

Climate Justice Week

Become mobilised and aware of the climate crisis we are living in.

  1. Climate Justice Week
  2. Get Involved
  3. Enviromenstruation
  4. Climate Justice Week Food Deals
  5. Sustainability Committee

Climate Justice Week

Here at Sheffield SU sustainability is held as a core value in all our work. We are running Climate Justice Week to raise awareness of climate crisis we are living in. Globally, people are struggling, suffering, and unjustly, these are the people who have lived within their own means, and have emitted the least. There is a global injustice occurring that is vastly approaching all of us, and is crucial that our students are mobilised, equipped and understand what is happening as a wider picture.

Get Involved

We will be running various events throughout the week to ensure our members are both mobilised and aware of the climate injustice taking place.

14:15-15:15, Studio

Q&A Session- Climate Justice for Who? Fighting the rise of the far right through climate justice campaigning. NUS Black Students Officer Fope Olaleye in conversation with a very special guest, discussing how climate chaos is linked with the rise of the far right, how climate justice is migrant justice and why it’s important to centre those most affected by climate chaos in our campaigning.

Note - this event is part of the NUS/ SOS-UK national Sustainability Summit. They have kindly allowed Sheffield SU students to access this (normally paid) panel debate for FREE, livestreamed from Foundry... however they ask for you to please stay in your seats for the 10 minute presentation afterwards too.

17:00 - 18:00, View Room 5

Come to our officer drop in session to find out more climate activism events that will be held at Sheffield Students’ Union this year.

18:00 - 20:00, View Deli

Wellbeing Cafe provide "a communal space in Our SU, a pay as you feel meal and a focus on your wellbeing"... but did you know that the food is always vegan / low impact, and is made up of rescued "surplus food" courtesy of FoodWorks? Come along this week and experience it for yourself!

18:00 - 20:00, Coffee Revolution

Join us in Coffee Revs where we will be joined by Academic, Professional Service and Student leads to discuss in-depth the proposed University Sustainability Strategy which is planned to be published later this month! Come asking challenging and insightful questions!

12:00 - 12:45, Gallery Room 2, SU

Most of us now know that a key part of acting on climate justice is that we need to fly less... a lot less. But... what about the bucket list?! And the social pressure to have cool travel experiences to talk about? What about "Love Miles" to see friends and family who live abroad?

Introduction & questions by Harry Carling - SU Development Officer, interactive presentation, followed by Q&A & discussions in an open, non-judgemental atmosphere.

17:30 - 19:15, Octagon Council Chambers

Join us in the Octagon Council Chambers where we host a workshop watching inspiring TEDTalk videos which are linked to Climate Justice with in-depth and wide discussions after each video.

11:00 - 15:00, Studio / Fusion

Refresh your wardrobe for a low cost and an even lower environmental impact!

The fast fashion industry is the second largest contributor to the world's pollution levels (second only to oil)! The large scale, low cost production of clothes does not only damage the environment it also has a massive impact on the workers who are forced to work in terrible conditions, for extremely long hours whilst being paid very little.

Swapping your unwanted clothes with other people's unwanted clothes is a great way of not supporting the fast fashion industry and this Climate Justice Week you can do just that.


On average people who have periods will use over 11,000 tampons or pads in their lifetime, and these contain plastic as well as being expensive. A reusable menstrual cup or pad can last for years however, helping to save you money and reducing plastic pollution.

Our Zero Waste Shop sells menstrual cup starter kits, each kit comes with a menstrual cup, three resuable pantilniers and a wet bag to keep them in. They also sell reusable pads (small, medium and large) as well as individual menstrual cups. The Students’ Union makes no profit from reusable menstrual products and sells them onto you at cost price.

They are happy to answer any questions you may have so pop buy today and pick yours up.

Climate Justice Week Food Deals

As part of Climate Justice Week Bar One will be running buy one get one free on vegan burgers throughout the week.