Hi, my name is Neve Peat and I’m a second-year Geography and International Relations student. I’m the Environment and Sustainability Officer.
UPSU declared a climate emergency 2019, I believe there’s an increasing need to make a conscious effort towards sustainable living in all aspects, socially, economically, and environmentally. Over the past year, I have volunteered with the Plymouth Model United Nations Society where I have worked to facilitate charity and environmental activity and I believe I can bring my experience from this to support the role.
My aims as Environment and Sustainability Officer are:
I will endeavour to improve engagement with Environmental Societies.
Incorporate student-led sustainability into UPSU policy
This would be achieved through a monthly meeting with all the societies to have their input
Plus, meetings and regular engagement with individual societies and their committees
I will lobby the University and UPSU to reduce food wastage on campus.
Increase cooperation with local charities and food banks
Initiate a scheme similar to ‘Too Good to Go’ for students
This scheme would allow students to purchase a mystery bag from the cafes on the campus of food that would otherwise be wasted at a discounted price
I will endeavour to build upon the progress made by previous SU officers.
Seek to introduce COVID-Secure mechanisms to enable the continuation of projects such as the Swap Shop
This would involve moving it to an online shop, where students can purchase donated clothes for £1 a piece
I will try to promote sustainable living by incentivizing students to adopt sustainable living habits
Organise engagement through digital workshops
Increase engagement of sustainability through social media