Worcester Student’s Union strongly supports energy-saving initiatives and ethical produce in its operations for a sustainable future. Some of this is achieved through adopting the University of Worcester‘s sustainability policy.
In 2010, Worcester was one of only 12 Students’ Unions to win a Silver Award from Sound Impact, (Now Green Impact Student Unions) and we have also achieved this for 2012.
The Students’ Union currently recycles paper, card, plastics and glass working. It also works very closely with the City Council recycling officers in supporting and educating students who live off campus. The Union uses only recycled paper.
We also actively promote how you can recycle in your halls, houses, the SU building and around the university, see the student’s guides to recycling at St John’s and City and Off-campus.
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Want free food; need to flavour your dishes when cooking in halls? The Students’ Union supports the use of allotments and herb gardens on campus. For more information click here.
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The Students’ Union shop stocks a range of Fairtrade produce, including chocolate, drinks, snacks and cosy new Fairtrade Hoodies.
Our catering suppliers in the Pear Tree have a sustainable food policy and are committed to supplying Fairtrade produce and are adding more items every year!
The Students’ Union is committed to saving energy. You can help. Students in halls can take part in the Energy saving campaign student-switch off and win prizes! Save on bills by making sure you only use electricity and heating when you need it, and wherever you live stick to the 10 Golden Rules.
The Environment and Conservation Society carry out regular environmental work with the local community, working with both charities and the local council. They also strive to highlight environmental issues to the rest of the University.
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If you would like to hear about current actions or have any issues or recommendations for making the Students’ Union more sustainable contact Duncan Stafford, Students’ Union Sustainability Officer at: firstname.lastname@example.org