Sustainability

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About us.

Although we’re a small team, the Student Green Office has been operating across campus for a long time (nearly 10 years!) and the Sustainability team has been going for even longer, so there’s a good chance you’ve seen us at Fresher’s, organising events or on one of our socials! Whether this is your first time hearing about us, or if you’re just looking for more information, we’re so pleased you found us!

As you might have guessed, sustainability is a pretty big deal to us. While you may be used to hearing about sustainability in the context of environmental concerns, we also campaign for all its (many) other forms. The United Nations identified 17 goals for sustainable development, from climate action to reducing inequalities of all kinds, and we’re doing our best to embed them across our University.

In fact, at the SGO, among our core beliefs is that a better future is one that includes and involves everybody equally. This usually means we have a pretty full-on schedule of events! We’ve hosted scavenger hunts, coffee pop-ups, community cleanups and loads of other activities aimed at providing students (and staff!) with the opportunity to get stuck in and better the University bit by bit!

While maybe not quite as exciting as some of our hands-on campaigns, this blog is written by students for students, and covers a wide variety of subjects (including upcoming events. We’ve got posts on student advice, actions you can take for a more positive impact on the environment, recipes, crafts, commentary on world news and many, many more!

When we’re not running campaigns on and sometimes off of campus, you can usually find us in Fleming (opposite the Chaplaincy lounge), so please pop by and say hello! We’re also available across social media platforms and email, so if you’d like to stay up to date on what we’re working on, get involved or just have a chat, we’d love to hear from you!

Website — Academy for Sustainable Futures

Facebook — CCCU Sustainability

Instagram — @cccusustainability

Twitter — @CCCUSCN

Email — sustainability@canterbury.ac.uk