CitySA are delighted to announce that we have recently been awarded with a Working Towards NUS Green Impact Students’ Unions Award, for demonstrating leadership and embedding sustainability and social justice across both our campuses, curriculum, and wider society.
We would like to thank all of our students, academic and support staff for their continued support and endeavours over the past term.
With the 2020/21 term about to begin, it is our ambition to further develop this accreditation with the release of our Go Green for a Better Future. We have a number of campaigns coming up this year where you can join us to build a future that’s greener/cleaner and safer for everyone! Below you can find some examples of the types of campaigns we'll be working on.
15% of Scotland’s electricity generation comes from Fossil Fuels. Therefore, every time we use electricity, we are emitting harmful greenhouse gas emissions into the environment.
We need to start rethinking the way we consume everything, from our food to our power. Striving for sustainability is easier said than done, and we know that every student has a long way to go. We will be launching our 'Unplugged' campaign shortly, so keep your eyes peeled for that.
Transport is the largest emitter sector of Greenhouse Gas Emissions in the UK – with 55% of these emissions coming from cars. Since fossil fuels burning vehicles are a major player on the pollution problem, bikes are definitely a step (or a pedal) in the right direction!
Heads up! You should still be very careful when riding bikes in a busy city like Glasgow. We will be hosting events such as Dr Bike, which will teach you everything you need to know to use this way of transport safely, and efficiently.
Every year 250 million easily visible items are dumped in our environment in Scotland. Littered and dirty areas are contributing to poor health and well-being.
This campaign aims to tackle the litter problem. We want to give students a chance to make a difference by protecting the environment around us, and with their action and visual impact we want to inspire other people to do the same, or at least, to do not dump litter in our public areas.
These gatherings are also great fun, and we cannot wait to invite you to our first community clean up.
This term CitySA will be providing a series of Poverty Awareness Campaigns to recognise the need to address the global issue of extreme poverty.
Challenge Poverty Week (12 – 18 October) is an opportunity for you to raise your voice against poverty and show what needs to be done to sort it out.