Environment & Ethics Officer

The Environment Campaigns Officer is concerned with all things environmental. They sit on many university committees, such as the Environment Committee, Recycling Working Group, Bicycle Users Working Group and the Landscape Working Group; and lobbies hard on those committees for an environmentally friendly campus.

Major campaigns have included lobbying the university to provide comprehensive recycling facilities in halls of residences, and making students aware of where they can go to recycle things on campus. On top of that, they coordinate the massive ‘Go Green’ Week, and advises the Union itself on its environmental policy and sustainability issues.

Environment & Ethics Officer

  • Julie Saumagne & Christian König

    In our coming year as co-Environment and Ethics Officers we are looking to improve collaboration, tackle food waste and raise awareness around the various unethical industries present on campus. More generally, we also hope to energize the debate surrounding sustainable development.

    The scope of the environmental and social issues we are facing as a species can seem overwhelming, and our prime enemy is despondency. We are committed to the principle that as elected officers, our primary role is to help empower students and act as facilitators in order to increase the long-term resilience of our community. The growing number of environmentally-focused societies on campus demonstrates that students take the pressing issue of climate change very seriously. We will campaign alongside them, facilitate their involvement, and try to build stronger links between them.
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    In our coming year as co-Environment and Ethics Officers we are looking to improve collaboration, tackle food waste and raise awareness around the various unethical industries present on campus. More generally, we also hope to energize the debate surrounding sustainable development.

    The scope of the environmental and social issues we are facing as a species can seem overwhelming, and our prime enemy is despondency. We are committed to the principle that as elected officers, our primary role is to help empower students and act as facilitators in order to increase the long-term resilience of our community. The growing number of environmentally-focused societies on campus demonstrates that students take the pressing issue of climate change very seriously. We will campaign alongside them, facilitate their involvement, and try to build stronger links between them.

    Food waste is another major problem on campus, but it is not unsolvable. We will pursue the existing work done by the SU on how much the waste produced each year by students really represents and how to avoid it. We will work on this with students, the sustainability champions, Warwick Accommodation and the Food and Beverage department of the SU. Last but not least, we hope to stimulate debates around what the presence of socially and environmentally disastrous companies on campus represents for the university as a general space.

    If you’d like to know how you can get involved, or want to have a chat around these issues, please email us via ethics_environment@warwicksu.com.