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Eco Club Aug 22

Help us be more sustainable with our College Eco-Club

Want to have your say on how York College & University Centre can become more sustainable?

Then, if you’re an existing or prospective student, please consider joining our Eco-Club when the new academic year starts next month.

The club meets twice a week during term-time on Tuesday and Thursday lunchtimes from 12.15pm to 1.15pm in room 2F081.

Both sessions are an opportunity for students to provide ideas about how the College community can change the way it works and help to make the planet a safer place to live for future generations.

Student priorities and choice of activities will be facilitated by two staff who have a passion for sustainability in all its many forms.

Led by Debi Saunders and Charlie Barnes, who won College Awards for their inspiring leadership on sustainability within College, the Club has already helped to create a garden on the podium area and plant many seed bombs to increase wildflower populations around the city and campus.

Art and Design tutor Charlie said: “Students enjoy getting together here to creatively build ways to tackle sustainability issues from their perspective and take action to help us all at college be more sustainable. Some students care deeply about the environment while others may champion fairness and equality. There is space for everyone here.”

Quality Officer Debi added: “We have moved to two meetings a year in the 2023/24 academic year so that all students have the chance to attend if they wish to. We really want to work with students to make a difference to the College campus and community and show how the College’s plans to be carbon neutral by 2030 can be achieved and biodiversity increased as well. Any idea is welcome!”

Both Debi and Charlie will be on hand to talk more about the Eco-Club during our College Induction Days on September 7 and 8 from 12noon to 1.30pm.