The Students’ Union at UWE is delighted to announce that for the fifth year in a row, we have achieved the highest score of all students’ unions, for our Green Impact Students’ Union 2020-21 submission. Green Impact is a sustainability and social responsibility programme run by Students Organising for Sustainability (SOS-UK).
This follows last month’s announcement that we were awarded:
‘Excellent’ in our Green Impact submission, which is the highest rating that can be achieved. We are very proud to be the highest-scoring students’ union again this year, which demonstrates our commitment to embedding sustainability in everything that we do.
As part of our submission, we demonstrated how the sustainability committee led a campaign called ‘Let’s Talk Trash’, exploring how waste can be reduced across five different areas: food, fashion, recycling, plastic, and zero-waste living. Lots of great activities were run through social media to engage students and support learning for sustainability.
Speaking about the impact The Students’ Union at UWE has had over the past year, an SOS-UK representative commented: “It was such a pleasure to audit The Students’ Union at UWE for GISU again this year. All involved in progressing sustainability across the SU, institution and local community should be really proud of themselves. Having audited The Students’ Union at UWE last year, it was fantastic to see how some of the feedback has been built upon. The work you are doing on intersectional environmentalism is really inspiring, there is a lot the sector can learn from this. Thank you for your passion, drive and creativity!’
Evan Botwood, President of The Students’ Union at UWE, commented: ‘I’m so proud to be leading an organisation that proves it’s doing all it can to fight the climate and ecological crisis and having a positive change on students and local communities. It’s got harder every year to come out on top, but we have managed it again thanks to the passion and hard work of our students and staff.’
For more details on the report visit: https://www.sos-uk.org/post/awards-gisu
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