Vote Varney for EE
James for a just, green future
Why Vote Varney?
Vote Varney to Support Students
SU outlets on Too Good to Go
Too Good to Go is an app which sells food about to be wasted at low prices – it is already in use at Pret and the Library Cafe
I commit to signing up all SU outlets on the app to allow students to purchase cheap food, while reducing food waste.
Bikes + Bring Back Voi
I will campaign to either bring back the Voi electric scooters, or secure an alternative provider.
I will also introduce secure bike shelters to incentivise bike use and protect students fromever-increasing bike theft.
Vote Varney for an Eco-Friendly Campus
Renewable energy is the key to a sustainable future – so why doesn’t the university have any of it?
I commit to pressuring both the university and SU into consulting on installing solar panels on both existing, and all new buildings.
Subsidising SU outlets
I pledge to subsidise vegetarian/vegan meals at all SU outlets.
This not only has a positive effect on the environment but also on your cost of living – only 30% of students feel they can afford to eat on campus
Vote Varney for Climate Co-operation
Working with the DDO
As your Environment and Ethics Officer, I pledge to work constructively with the Democracy and Development Officer.
For example, I will work with them to expand the Environmental Certification Scheme to consider ethics as well.
Working with Zarah Sultana MP
The Only Way is Ethics pt.1
Hold Warwick accountable to its Socially Responsible Investment Policy by stopping investment in companies which fuel the arms trade such as Moog, Rolls-Royce and BAE Systems
I will lobby for greater transparency of investments – there should be a student and staff representative on Warwick’s investment board, as well as a public list of the university’s investments
The Only Way is Ethics pt.2
BP Archives + Spying Allegations
In 2019, OpenDemocracy broke the Warwick/BP spying scandal, in which the university allegedly collaborated with oil giant BP on a “security strategy” to spy on students who attempted to access the BP Archives on campus.
As your EE Officer, I would campaign for a full, public inquiry into this scandal.
Additionally, I would pressure the university to scrap the BP Archives on campus – especially in light of this scandal and the climate crisis.