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.
As the academic year draws to a close, each of the SGOs have been asked to reflect on our time in the Student green office, the highs, the lows and what we have learnt.
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.
If ever there was a time to consider the human impact on the environment and make changes, it is this moment, now.
Many people are reliant on the donations from the community for their food. In the past year alone, Canterbury Food Bank distributed 31,257 meals, fed 2160 adults and 1260 children. It gave parents 468 holiday packages and (as it is a charity) worked unpaid for 16,557 hours. It will only get more challenging for local charities such as this one, as we face the corona virus outbreak now it is getting closer to a peak. Many shops are having to close and employers are being forced to reduce the hours of their staff, meaning more people are on the bread line. Shops are also selling out of stock due to the hysteria and people stockpiling, making it harder for charities to physically buy goods. Furthermore, children are not in school due to the virus and many will missing out on their only meal of the day.
Cleaning a student house can be exhausting, the countless takeaway boxes, the mouldy sink and the unthinkably gross toilet. But with the corona virus outbreak, now is the perfect time more than ever for a spring clean.
But as many of us are re-evaluating our current cleaning techniques and methods, and are perhaps even cleaning more than before, it raises a question: are these methods sustainable for our planet and our wallet?
Last Friday saw the return of the annual Christ Church International food and Culture fayre. The food fayre was a lot of fun and a great way to experience other cultures. This year the SGO had three members present with two separate tables, one specifically for vegan bites and the other to showcase sustainable sourced food…
Canterbury has amazing recycling facilities in that they are able to recycle a variety of waste products for free for their residents. If you are able to recycle why not make the most of it in your student house, not only is it an active way to help protect the environment but it also means you’ll have far less rubbish sitting in your kitchen!