People & Planet is the largest student network in Britain campaigning for action on world poverty, human rights & the environment. People & Planet Sheffield is Sheffield's branch of the national network.
From awareness raising stalls and petitioning to organising and getting involved in national demos and mass actions, People and Planet members aim to make the world a greener, fairer, more sustainable place.
Our current campaigns and activities include:
- Taking on the fossil fuel industry by getting the University to remove it's investments in the fossil fuel industry and help avoid the 2°C rise in temperature that is the internationally agreed threshold to runaway climate change. Here is our petition (with over 2000 signatures!) for more info http://campaigns.gofossilfree.org/petitions/fossil-free-sheffield?source=facebook-share-button&time=1391790891 , and we also have a staff open letter which is growing rapidly!
- Running a monthly 'Swap-Shop', where students can swap unwanted clothes, books, DVDS, accesories for other students' unwanted gems! We aim to continue the Swap Shops and make it a really trendy event this year.Starting up a Sweatshop Free campaign - to get the University to sign up to Electronics Watch, to monitor the supply chain to ensure our electronics come from a responsible supply chain. We've had huge success with a similar campaign to do with staff uniforms, and the University affiliated to the Workers' Rights Consortium as a result
- Getting involed with other ethical and environmental groups and events in Sheffield and the UK! These include Sheffield Climate Alliance, Frack Free South Yorkshire, and we attended a huge climate March in London
We choose each year which campaigns we want to run, depending on what YOU want! All ideas are welcome, all dreams can come true! This year, for example, we supported a referendum which continued the SU shop not selling bottled water for loads of ethical reasons, by making a video we were able to share widely.
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 please join us!
Twitter: @pandpsheffield https://twitter.com/PandPSheffield