November 25, 2016, by Kirsty McKeown
Pledge for Good at St. Peter’s Court
Eli Todorova, Service and Sales Advisor, and Sustainability champion at St Peter’s Court has great news to share about the work of their fabulous student volunteers in this guest blog:
Last year our sustainability team at St. Peter’s Court achieved a Green Impact gold award and this year we are aiming to do just as well.
Our three student volunteers, Heather, Hayley, and Clara have taken it upon themselves to promote a green way of living to everyone who lives here, hoping to make a real impact on the environment. They are keen to share their passion for sustainability and we have already planned many events to raise awareness about the challenges our planet is currently facing.
In November, we encouraged all students to make a pledge to reduce their carbon footprint in order to show their support and commitment to the environment by trying something new for two months. Students could choose from a variety of ‘Do Actions’ – simple things like wasting less food, using less heating, or only boiling as much water as you need in the kettle.
We believe that together we could make a pretty big difference, after all 42% of the UK’s carbon emissions are a result of individual’s actions, at home and in travel and small changes can have a real impact. St. Peter’s Court students alone have made over 65 pledges, which have the potential to save over 1,300 kg of CO2, or over 2 car trips worth of carbon from London to Timbuktu!
In order to spread the word, our volunteers held a fantastic event – we gave out tasty hot chocolate, spoke to everyone about the importance of sustainability, helped our students find a pledge that they would be excited about, and one of the students who made a pledge won a big hamper full of fairtrade and organic goodies!
Throughout this year we are hoping to engage more students than ever before and help them create sustainable habits for life.
For more information about the campaign, see https://www.wearedonation.com/unitestudents