A Green GSU


At GSU we are committed to minimising our impact on the planet and maintain sustainable practices in everything we do

In October 2019, the GSU Student Assembly voted to ask the University to declare a climate emergency and for the University and Union sustainability strategies to consult with students in the process of creating them.

This call to action aims at encouraging the University to take action and speed up its efforts at becoming carbon neutral (having no carbon footprint often through carbon offsetting). GSU Officer Jabed is the leading Sustainability Officer for 2021/2022.

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A message from GSU Officer Jabed

 

“We have limited natural resources which should be consumed responsibly for the continuation of the human race and all living beings. We are the only generation who can act and save the planet for us and for the future generations. Let’s educate ourselves and others on sustainability and raise awareness among people around us”.

Yasinur Rashid Jabed
GSU Officer 2021/22
 

 

Green Impact

GSU will be working towards a Green Impact Accreditation. If you are interested in getting involved please email greenwichsu@gre.ac.uk.

Join Eco Team Greenwich

Eco-Team is a student and staff network established by your SU in response to the growing climate emergency. Every other Thursday 4pm-5 pm Dreadnought 026

If you want to learn more about climate change and sustainability then this is the place for you.

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Sustainable Homes

In your house you can take control of sustainability! Read this guide by the University's Sustainability Team.

Download the House guide

There's even a fantastic guide that explains how you can be sustainable in your halls.

Download the Halls guide

 

Sustainable Work

It's up to everyone to live sustainably. If you're not sure where to start, there's a fantastic guide. How can you be more sustainable at work? Read this guide by the University's Sustainability Team.

Download the guide

 

Change

Discover how we aim to be sustainable at our venue Change.

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Sustainable Money Habits

Discover the little book of sustainable money habits for National Student Money Week 2020. 

Download the Guide

Sustainable Spending

Discover a few simple tips to spend less and protect our planet.

Charity Shopping

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Green Travel

Student Switch Off

 


Sustainable fashion


Students are a key target for fast-fashion companies whose products are 'on-trend' and affordable. This company model causes a large impact on our planet. Here are some tips to become more sustainable:

  • Repair your clothes rather than replacing them. How to sew a button - video
  • Resale what you don't wear on sites like Depop.
  • Shop in local charity stores for some amazing finds or shop vintage. Try out this store in Greenwich you can follow them on Insta here.
  • Recycle your clothes - we have clothing banks in Dreadnought and The Dome. 
  • Wash your clothes on a cooler wash, let them air dry, and avoid washing unnecessarily.
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Further links


Discover the University's Sustainability Team

gre.ac.uk/sustain

Discover our Green Week Campaign hub.

greenwichsu.co.uk/greenweek

 

Green Gown Awards


Eco-Team Greenwich is a collaboration between staff and students at Greenwich

The Green Gown Awards Team had this to say about the Eco Team: 'We really like the process of discussing issues of importance followed by considered action, as well as the balanced collaboration of the EcoTeam. And such a breadth of fantastic activities have been run as a result!  It would be great to see this developed for future applications, to include evidence of long-term impact, and how the activities are creating behaviour change.'

You can connect with the Eco-Team on Facebook and Instagram.

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