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SRUCSA Environment Policy

SRUCSA Executive Committee Notes:

  1. SRUC & SRUCSA are taking part in an NUS project called Responsible Futures.
  2. The national student survey results show that the majority of students in the UK are concerned about environmental issues
  3. The Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009 is one of the most ambitious environmental policies in the world. It aims to achieve 100% of equivalent energy demand generated by renewables by 2020 and to cut greenhouse gas emissions to 80% of 1990 levels.
  4. SRUC offers a number of environmental courses but sustainability is something that can be related to any course/student.

The SRUCSA Executive Committee Believes:

  1. Many SRUC students have concerns about environmental issues; including climate change, sustainability, food security and the transition to renewable energy.
  2. Sustainability should be embedded into the curriculum. All courses should include environmental issues where possible to increase the student knowledge and awareness of sustainability
  3. SRUCSA should strive to operate environmental good practice in all its activities and in all locations.
  4. SRUCSA should encourage student-led environmental societies and projects.
  5. SRUC should also aim to improve its environmental impact across all divisions and locations

SRUCSA will:

  1. Include environmental aims in its strategic plan.
  2. Elect environmental/sustainability student representatives and hold an Environment sub-committee
  3. Ensure environmental points are included as agenda item at campus councils.
  4. Support student-led environmental groups.
  5. Strive towards its office being energy efficient and source ethical goods.
  6. Ensure officers consider environmental impact when planning travel and activities.
  7. Progress on the Responsible Futures criteria will be updated at SRUCSA Executive Committee and at campus councils.