Each college has their own E&E rep (or reps!) who are responsible for creative environmental projects in the college, raising environmental issues with university management, overseeing recycling and other green initiatives, and includes creating and growing the college's vegetable patch. There are also the Environment and Ethics Officers in YUSU – this year headed up by Jacob Webb and Tess Parker!
A collection of like-minded individuals from all departments; whatever your interest may be, wanting to learn more about the environment and your connection to it or want to come and share some of your knowledge and passion, Envirosoc caters for all. Activities range from movie nights, nights out, environmental field-trips, speakers and volunteering opportunities.
People & Planet is the largest student network in Britain campaigning to end world poverty, defend human rights and protect the environment. At the start of each academic year, they meet up to brainstorm campaign choices for the coming year and vote to select the campaigns they want to run – so if you have any concerns about an issue affecting us locally, nationally or globally, make sure you join People & Planet and suggest it. You never know, it may end up being their most successful campaign this year!
“We like food and philosophy, and the environment. Mainly food.”
Join the Vegetarian & Vegan Society to, as you can see above, join fellow food-lovers! Eating less meat is better for the planet, and many studies suggest it’s better for your health too, so do the green thing and stay healthy by joining this food-loving society!
The University’s Green Party holds fortnightly speaker events on a range of political topics, weekly socials and debates with other political societies. They aim to promote the Green Party and its values (sustainability, democracy and social justice) on campus, and hold weekly open committee meetings to which all are welcome.
Get involved by volunteering with Scoop, a student co-operative run by its members, providing organic, exploitation-free and local produce at affordable prices. Scoop means something different to every member. For some members it is simply a means to cheap food. For others Scoop is a real social community: providing a supportive group of people committed to ethical living. Find out more at: scoopyork.blogspot.co.uk/