SRUCSA Environment Policy
SRUCSA Executive Committee Notes:
- SRUC & SRUCSA are taking part in an NUS project called Responsible Futures.
- The national student survey results show that the majority of students in the UK are concerned about environmental issues
- 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.
- SRUC offers a number of environmental courses but sustainability is something that can be related to any course/student.
The SRUCSA Executive Committee Believes:
- Many SRUC students have concerns about environmental issues; including climate change, sustainability, food security and the transition to renewable energy.
- Sustainability should be embedded into the curriculum. All courses should include environmental issues where possible to increase the student knowledge and awareness of sustainability
- SRUCSA should strive to operate environmental good practice in all its activities and in all locations.
- SRUCSA should encourage student-led environmental societies and projects.
- SRUC should also aim to improve its environmental impact across all divisions and locations
- Include environmental aims in its strategic plan.
- Elect environmental/sustainability student representatives and hold an Environment sub-committee
- Ensure environmental points are included as agenda item at campus councils.
- Support student-led environmental groups.
- Strive towards its office being energy efficient and source ethical goods.
- Ensure officers consider environmental impact when planning travel and activities.
- Progress on the Responsible Futures criteria will be updated at SRUCSA Executive Committee and at campus councils.