Environmental Society

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If you’re concerned about your carbon footprint and improving your surroundings and would like to meet people with similar views then perhaps you should check out your college’s environmental society. The ultimate aim of these societies is more conscientious than the fickle ones that solely concentrate on grouping people with mutual television preferences. An environmental society will seek to educate and inform its members on the effects of their actions on the world around them and provide advice on tips on how to minimise damage in order to protect our natural resources.

An increased level of student support in this area is undoubtedly an important asset for any college; a community of concerned students will mean that waste management areas will be given necessary attention and emphasis will be given to the importance of practices such as recycling. Members of environmental societies are likely to meet on a regular basis with a view to discussing how to change or introduce policy in a beneficial way. A huge amount of waste can be avoided with minimum fuss; utilising library facilities in a more efficient manner is just one way of doing this.

Changing the settings on a photocopier to print on both sides of the paper will cut the use of resources in half and lessen the amount of waste around the college. Close links to environmental groups are also available meaning that if you choose to expand your participation beyond your college years you will know where to start.

Many institutions have Environmental Officers available to advise you on this or on any other issue you may be concerned with. As well as making a positive difference to your campus you will also meet people with similar beliefs and interests meaning there is great social advantages of signing up. Movie nights, excursions and activities will all be organised in addition to the weekly meetings; the odd trip to the student bar is sure to be on the agenda as well…after all, saving the planet can be thirsty work!


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