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Thousands of leaflets are printed for Freshers' Fair, using up time, money and resources on leaflets not many people actually read. 


When you went to the fair as a first year, did you actually read all the leaflets you were given, or did they end up in the bin? 


We should be encouraging students to be more conscious of the impact of their actions on the environment. Not only does it cost a lot of money for these flyers to be printed, but think of the trees! Most of these will end up in the bin, and probably not recycling. Surely it would be better to direct students to Facebook pages or the SU website, and this can be done without the use of leaflets. 


Actions Taken

  • This idea opened on 14th March 2017 and closes for voting on 4th April 2017.
  • This Idea has conditionally passed. Work will start on this Idea unless it is vetoed by 50%+1 of the Student Council Meeting. Click here for more info

  • This Idea was vetoed at the Student Council Meeting and has failed. 

  • This idea has been marked as a win. Stall holders at Freshers Fair are now required to sign a sustainibility pledge that amongst other things, requires them to minimise the number of flyers/paper vouchers, source items through ethical supply chains and avoid any unecessary single use plastic. 


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