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Reducing our environmental impact

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Cardiff University Students’ Union has taken positive steps to reduce its environmental impact following a policy submitted to its Student Senate on Tuesday 13th November.

The policy was submitted by Nia Jones, Ethical and Environmental Officer, calling for the Students’ Union to stop using balloons at events and campaigns, and for the Sabbatical Officers to lobby Cardiff University to do the same. The policy was passed by the Student Senators who attended and is now in force.

In light of the new policy, the Students’ Union will look into alternative, recyclable decorations moving forward and will seek to dispose of all existing balloon stocks at an appropriate recycling scheme or programme.

The Students’ Union will look into alternative, recyclable decorations moving forward and will seek to dispose of all existing balloon stocks at an appropriate recycling scheme or programme.

As an organisation, we’re aware that small steps on behalf of individuals and organisations can have a big impact on environmental issues and are proud to be at the forefront of reducing harmful balloon waste.

Student Senate

Student Senate is the policy-making body of the Students’ Union, ensuring the Students’ Union works to reflect the values and ideals of the student body. All Cardiff University students are eligible to nominate themselves to take up a seat as a Senator to represent their peers and help lead the Union forward. The 2018-19 Student Senators were elected in a cross-campus ballot in October and will hold their positions until the end of this academic year.

Students can submit ideas online at cardiffstudents.com/ideas. Ideas submitted can then be ‘up voted’ or ‘down voted’ by students and once an idea reaches 50 votes, it will be taken to Student Senate for discussion.

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