University staff and students volunteer for environmental charity Brighton News

Staff and students at the University of Sussex are expected to help clean up beaches and rivers as the university partners with the Surfers Against Sewage charity.

As part of the university’s plans to become more sustainable, the environmental charity will benefit from a number of fundraisers and eco-friendly projects over the next year, with the university community playing a role in it. active role.

The partnership with the association is part of a desire to increase student and staff volunteering, as well as to improve the university’s carbon footprint – with the goal of net zero emissions for all. operations within 15 years.

READ MORE: University of Sussex targets net zero emissions by 2035 in new sustainability strategy

A spokesperson for Surfers Against Sewage (SAS) said: “Sussex is a great partner for SAS as they are not only helping to spread the SAS message, but they will also start making huge waves with their environmental strategies and, in turn, will become an inspiration for other universities to follow suit.

“They dare to be different and we are very happy to partner with them this year. ”

Students and staff will soon be consulted on other sustainability-focused charities and causes that they would like to see the university support in the coming year.

Professor Adam Tickell, outgoing vice-chancellor of the university, said: “I really wanted us to work with SAS because I think their values ​​are very close to what we stand for.

“They are fully involved in the campaign and are working to protect our seas and we are a coastal university, so this is a great game.”

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This notice was published: 2021-08-05 16:00:00

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