We achieved a Good Green Impact Award from SOS-UK! We are so excited to share this amazing news with you and know we would not have been able to achieve this without the support of our student members and staff teams!
What is Green Impact?
Now that we have caught your attention, you may be wondering what Green Impact is and how it actually affects you. So to answer your question …
Green Impact is a national programme that supports Students Unions, like CUSU, with embedding environmentally and socially sustainable values into their work. Now that may sound a little dull at first but it actually affects so much of the way we engage and support you! For example last year we were able to:
- Run a Green Week Campaign where we ran a range of activities for students that promoted sustainable living.
- Introduce our Sustainability Champion volunteering opportunity for students.
- Move to only using and selling Phoenix Originals clothing made of responsibly sourced materials.
- Run our first ever Climate Emergency event and so much more!
What has your VP for Activities got to say?
In case that was not enough to convince you, we also caught up with your elected Vice President for Activities, Favour, to hear her thoughts on the Green Impact programme.
“ Taking part in Green Impact was a fantastic way to keep us on track with our Sustainability work, ensuring that we continued to deliver student friendly initiatives and campaigns. It was also a great way to measure and showcase all our hard work for the year! We want to continue to offer even more opportunities for you and other students to help make our campuses more sustainable. ”
How can I get involved?
We are excited to grow our sustainability work this year and ensure students are at the forefront of leading this. This year we will be recruiting a new Sustainability Champions team, offering student volunteers more opportunities to shape our activities. If you would like to find out more or get involved, please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org.