NTSU has achieved NUS Green Impact Good standard along with 29 other students’ unions. This reflects our dedication to positive environmental action over the last year, turning our union into a hub of sustainability at the heart of our wider community.
2016/17 marked the 10th year of NUS’s Green Impact Students Union (GISU) scheme. To ensure the program continues to meet current sustainability challenges and opportunities, the toolkit was stripped back to fewer, more meaningful actions which best equip students unions’ to properly embed sustainability in their programs.
81 students’ unions took part in the scheme this year, with a total of 58 reaching the audit stage. Of these audited unions, the top 50% achieved the Good mark or better. NTSU is hoping to improve our result in 2017/18 and reach the Very Good standard. Whether you are a student or member of staff, if you would like to be involved in NTSU’s Green Impact activities, please contact Kieran Goncalves or Dan Gallagher.
Although the scheme is called ‘Green Impact’ it’s not just about planting trees or getting your recycling in order. Sustainability is a lot more than that, touching on issues of equality, community, curriculum reform, campaigning and much more. Our vision is that through sustainability initiatives on campus and the inclusion of sustainability issues in the content of the taught curriculum, students will graduate from higher education being equipped to deal with the global challenges we currently face.
For more information on the initiative, go to www.nus.org.uk/greenimpact
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