The Students' Union has received an "Excellent" award for our Green Impact submission - the highest one available!
For the submission, we collected evidence on the work staff and students have done to further sustainability. The submission looks at our internal processes, the way we support students, and how we engage with the University.
We scored well above the average of all participating SUs in several areas. This includes scoring 70/90 for Campaigning & Influencing, compared to an average of 47, and scoring 70/100 for the Outcomes section compared to an average score of 36. For Campaigning & Influencing we reported on the amazing work done by Decolonise Sussex. In the Outcomes section we reported on the positive outcomes our work on sustainability has had for students, the university, the students' union, environment and the community.
Over the last year, we:
These are only a couple of the things that made up our submission, but overall they were really impressed with the work going on at Sussex. Thanks so much to everyone involved in the many actions, big and small, that made up the work Sussex does towards sustainability.
For more information on sustainability please see our sustainability guide.
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