As the new academic year starts it means new opportunities to get involved with the Student Green Office, here are 8 reasons why you should get involved with the SGO this 2020/21 academic year.
Knowing where to turn when life is stressful can feel like you are at a crossroads with about 30 different exits. Within this post, we hope to provide you with the tools you may need to access help when you need it most. Even if you don’t need the information in this post right now we suggest sharing this around as you never know when people may need it most.
With many celebrations and parades this pride month being cancelled and postponed due to the current corona pandemic and lockdown guidelines, we have put a list of some ideas you can do whilst socially distancing to show love and support to the LGBTQ+ Community.
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 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.
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.
Economies around the world have been hit hard by COVID-19, no one more so than charities, non-profits or small businesses. With the long term impact of the pandemic still becoming clean, people who are able may be asking themselves what they can do to help the situation. Well, this post is your answer! We at the SGO wanted to give you some options of what you can do volunteering-wise for nonprofits and small businesses near you.
At the SGO, we have a passion for helping people become more sustainable in their everyday lives and educating people as to the best way to go about doing that. One of the key things to remember when it comes to making a difference is you don’t have to make drastic life changes immediately, but making lots of smaller changes can make a big difference overall. In this post, I want to tell you about some of the small things that can collectively be done to make a difference to our carbon footprint on earth.
#actingtogether It’s not all on you: when you graduate and join the workforce – how to push for positive change from within
For people that are graduating this academic year, the thought of joining the workforce might be a little overwhelming because their final year was put on fast forward due to the pandemic. However, the SGO wanted to take the time to remind you that, as part of the generation most impacted by climate change, we should think about ways we can push for positive change in our workplace.
With lockdown making us feel isolated and detached from the world, now more than ever it is important to appreciate the nature around us.