The Award is designed to help SU Groups to embed sustainability throughout all they do. This could be through sustainable events, activities, campaigns and awareness, volunteering or through developing skills. Groups will provide evidence of their projects to the SU who will assess their entry and give them a sustainability rating of up to 5 Stars.
What is sustainability?
A common misperception is that sustainability is only climate change. Sustainability covers a whole wide range of topics.
Generally it is agreed that sustainability corresponds to "development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs" (Brundtland Report, 1987).
An example of how this translates is through the United Nation's 17 Sustainable Development Goals. These include for example clean water and sanitation, no poverty and more! Sustainability covers a wide range of topics and isn't only limited to planting trees!
Who can take part in the Sustainability Award?
The Sustainability Award is open to all SU Groups. This includes -
- Sports clubs
- Volunteering groups
- Diversity and Support groups
Whether you are a group who is already passionate about susatinability or a group who has never thought about your impact, everyone is welcome to sign up for the Sustainability Award.
Completing the Award
The Award will be judged by a panel of SU staff and Officers. You can submit towards 8 different categories. The more categories you complete, this highers your rating will be. Categories are:
- Skills and Training
- Raising Awareness
- Reducing Waste
- Clothing & Equipment
- Self-defined criteria (anything else!)
Each category will have marks from 1-3. The marking criteria explains in detail how you will be marked against each category. The more you do, the higher rating you will recieve.
How do I sign up and submit for the Sustainability Award?
Complete our quick survey to sign your group up. You will recieve updates and reminders for your submission.
How do I submit our entry
You can submit your entry in Semester 2, 2023. We will send out a submission form after you have signed up.
If you have any questions, just email firstname.lastname@example.org