Environment

The Students’ Union is committed to improving the environment we all live in

We recognise that our operations result in emissions to air and water, and the generation of waste. We are therefore committed to minimising our impact on the environment by means of a programme of continuous improvement. Therefore we are committed to:

  • Integrating environmental considerations into future business policy decisions
  • Identifying, prioritising and documenting the Union’s most significant environmental aspects and environmental impacts, and creating a plan to reduce these where possible
  • Work proactively with the University to reduce energy consumption in the premises occupied by the Union and ensure that any future developments of those premises are delivered with a view to minimising their environmental impact
  • Encouraging students and staff to switch off lighting, computers and other electrical equipment appropriately to minimise energy consumption
  • Proactively reducing the volume of waste to landfill produced by the Union, and recycling as much as practicably possible whilst working with the University to ensure that University waste disposal/recycling arrangements take account of the needs of the Union
  • Monitoring, and seeking to reduce, paper consumption in office printing and photocopying, whilst attempting to increase the proportion of paper used for printing, copying and publications sourced from recycled material or from sustainably managed forests
  • Working pro-actively with the University, Local Authority and other Students’ Unions and the community at large to progress environmental initiatives and exchange best practice
  • Meeting and, where appropriate, exceeding the requirements of all relevant legislation
  • Using our social media and the website to promote environmental issues
  • Participating in NUS Green Impact