Here at JMSU, we take Sustainability seriously.
In 2020 we delcared a Climate Emergency, which is a statement organisations make to acknowledge that urgent action needs to be taken to protect our environment. We also held our first Sustainability Week full of events, talks and workshops.
Since then, we have recruited our wonderful Sustainability Champions, who are a team of passionate student volunteers who feedback on eco-issues and form their own campaigns to make LJMU greener.
We also hold regular focus groups to ensure our work remains relevant to current students. Our most recent focus group was in January 2021 and the findings can be reviewed here. Our most detrimental environmental impacts can be found here.
We have developed a Sustainability Action Plan in consultation with students, which details exactly how we are going to take climate action over the next 3 years. We have also signed up to Green Impact SUs, which provides an extensive framework of how we can be a more environmentally friendly organisation.
In 2021 we got a funding bid approved by Liverpool City Region's Community Environment Fund, which has allowed us to start The Growing Project. These community gardens are open for anyone to enjoy, grow food, get involved, and learn new skills!
We would love for you to get involved with our upcoming green projects, so sign up to be a Sustainability Champion or keep an eye on our social media pages for more information!