We care about sustainability and do our best to minimise our negative impacts on the environment. Why? In short, it’s because we know you care. Mostly it’s because there’s no Planet B and we believe it’s important to do what we can to make things better and show others how too. Sustainability is one of Sheffield Students’ Union’s core values and we’re looking to develop a comprehensive sustainability strategy too. If you want to input, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our officers care about sustainability. Megan, the SU Development Officer, is responsible for helping develop some of our sustainability work so if you want to find out more, have a chat with her. You might recognise her from last year's Vegan Giveaway, Vegan Festival and animal welfare protests – Megan was Chair of Vegetarian & Vegan society in 2016/17.
There's a bunch of sustainability books you can borrow. We have all sorts ranging from veggie & vegan cookbooks to bike maintenance, from beekeeping to crafting, from ethical shopping to ethical project management, and more! You can find the books on the bookshelf in the Interval.
There’s lots of ‘green’ societies at Sheffield Students’ Union so there’s something for everyone. If you want to get involved with some like-minded peeps, you could get involved with the Sustainability Committee, who lead on representing and supporting students on this subject.
Or try one of these societies: Beekeeping, Carbon Neutral University Society, Engineers without Borders (EWB), Horticultural, Natural History (Wild Soc), People & Planet, Save Our Sandwiches, Sheffield Market or Vegetarian & Vegan.
Or set up your own!
NOTE - APPLICATIONS CLOSED UNTIL FRESHERS' WEEK. The student Sustainability Network is now in charge of decisions on the Environmental Fund. Their next meeting will be early in the Autumn Term.
Do you have great idea for an event, project or campaign linked to the environment but your society funds won't stretch that far? All student societies, committees or groups can make a bid for up to £75 per proposal. For more info and to apply, click here.
We're passionate about Social, Environmental and Economic Sustainability. Are you? If you want info, guidance or support to run sustainability events, projects or campaigns, just contact us at email@example.com. Or if you just want to check out what we’re up to, like us on Facebook or on Twitter.