I can’t believe my first year as an SGO Officer has come to end. The SGO Officers of 2019/20 wanted to each produce a blogpost about a certain aspect of life working in the Sustainability team. This has been a great opportunity for me to reflect on my time working in the Student Green Office, and reading this post may even interest some people in getting involved next year!
There are lots of different ways to educate yourself on climate change and issues of sustainability so we have out together a summer watch list of documentaries, series and films for you to enjoy whilst educating yourself on sustainability. This list is by no means comprehensive but is just to give you an idea of some of things you can watch about different issues.
Southern fried chicken is one of my favourite dishes that I have learnt to make myself. whilst traditional fried chicken is deep-fried, this recipe is oven cooked and reduces the oil that you are consuming. Whilst this recipe does make 6 pieces of chicken you can easily scale this recipe up or down, depending on how much you need to make.
The final instalment of the ‘it’s not all on you’ series has arrived! This is a bit of a challenging post to write because when you research how joining a movement can be a good thing and help change the world, most of the material that you get is different organisations telling you why you should be part of their movement. However, there is something in that which is really important, people need other people for their movement. Nothing is ever changed completely by one person on their own, there are always people behind the scenes that help make it happen. This is a post all about why you should join and how joining can be world-changing.
The 13th Sustainable development goal is regarding Climate action, ranging from reducing an individuals carbon footprint to changing a country’s electric supply to renewable sources. Let’s zoom in on easy climate actions you can do from home!
The next instalment of the SGOs ‘its not all on you’ series is about lobbying for change. Having been interested in politics from a young age, even doing an A Level in it, lobbying is something I feel is very important to be aware of. These politicians are people we elect to represent us, so are almost contractually obligated to hear what we have to say. They may not be able to do anything, but they should receive your thoughts and feelings as a constituent that they represent.
No-one knows for sure how long humans have been keeping pets for but it is believed that it could be as early as 27,000 years ago. But why would we keep pets? Well personally, as a pet owner of 3 cats I feel that they provide a companionship that foster good mental health.
There have been lots of things that can be cited to have come out of the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020, even as we are still living with its affects. One of the big things we have learnt is all about the importance of community. The truth of the phrase “United we stand, divided we fall” has never been more accurate because we physically can’t beat this pandemic on our own. It takes a country of people willing to do their part in stopping the spread of this devastating bug.