Green Team - Our Projects
We are currently working on a range of different projects...but we're always interested to find out what other cool things students want to get involved in to help with all things Environmental!
If you want to find out more about our current projects or get involved in Green Team, then fill in our short form, roll your sleeves up and get stuck in!
Student Switch Off
SSO is an energy-saving campaign, aimed at University Halls, run by the National Union of Students. The aim is to run an annual competition to see which Halls can save the most energy. There are loads of opportunities to get involved and prizes to be won throughout the year. Find out more at http://www.studentswitchoff.org/unis/strathclyde or like the facebook page for regular updates https://www.facebook.com/universityofstrathclydeSSO
‘Fairtrade is about better prices, decent working conditions and fair terms of trade for farmers and workers’.
[Fairtrade website, 2015]
Fairtrade Campus is an ongoing campaign for Strathclyde to get Fairtrade status. As part of our developing sustainability and green promotion we are looking to show that we care about procurement of our products, for example coffee and chocolate in vending machines. By purchasing these items on campus, you’d be helping to support the lives of workers and development of communities living in poverty-stricken areas.
Fairtrade is exactly that – ‘Fair Trade’ – and a globally-recognised movement developed by the Fairtrade Foundation. The International Fairtrade System includes campaigners, businesses, and consumers who empower producers and support the work of farmers and communities in some of the world’s poorest regions.
In the UK, a Fairtrade product is distinguished by the licensed Fairtrade Mark, which recognises that the product has met Fairtrade Standards throughout its journey from production to sale. This gives organisations and institutions an opportunity to commit to using Fairtrade products only, which is why we at Strathclyde University seek to be recognised as a ‘Fairtrade University’.
We are looking for passionate and driven volunteers to help us lead campaigns and events to promote Fairtrade and to educate students on what this means. If you would like to get involved or find out any other information, please email Liam McCabe, Vice President Volunteer & Development on email@example.com
Student Eats is a project led by NUS, supporting institutions across the UK in cultivating their own student-led, low carbon growing sites for organic fruit and vegetables. We're currently looking for volunteers to help us set up the first ever vegetable and herb garden on campus! If digging, growing and generally being gree-fingered is your thing, then get in touch with Liam McCabe, Vice President Volunteering & Development and see how you can start growing now! Find out more at http://www.studenteats.org.uk/
Uni-Cycle works with Universities & Colleges to promote, encourage & support students in Glasgow to choose cycling over motorised travel. All services and incentives are FREE of charge thanks to funding from the Scottish Government’s Climate Challenge Fund.
Free Bike Repairs/Maintenance takes place at certain times throughout the year outside the Union
Uni Cycle offers the following free services/incentives:
- One month bike loan – helmet, lock and lights provided
- Mobile 'Dr Bike' bicycle servicing
- Maintenance Classes
- One-to-one cycle training lessons
- Orientation 'get to know Glasgow' rides
- Social rides and cycle day trips
- Fix Your Own Bike
- Pedal Powered Film nights
Plus much more! So what are you waiting for, get involved! If you are interested in any of the services on offer please email firstname.lastname@example.org or find out more at http://www.thebikestation.org.uk/glasgow/whats-going/pro/uni-cycle/
Love Food, Hate Waste
Love Food Hate Waste is a project run by Zero Waste Scotland, a not-for-profit organisation (backed by funding from The Scottish Government). They work with a wide range of partners, from community organisations, chefs, UK businesses, trade bodies and local authorities through to individuals looking for practical advice. At Strathclyde, students will get the opportunity to take part in training sessions aimed at reducing food waste and saving students money! Once you're trained, you can then help other students reap the rewards! Find out more at http://scotland.lovefoodhatewaste.com/