Environmental Impact Register

SOAS Students' Union Environmental Impact Register 2019

Things to consider: shop, bar, offices, radio, student societies, staff & students

*Need to remember differences to SOAS University impacts    
Theme Activity Environmental Aspect Plans for records & reduction
Travel S.U. related events internationally Carbon emissions from transport

Strongly dissuade international air travel unless absolutely necessary

Power Electricity usage in the Union; offices, shop, bar & radio Energy source & carbon emissions from energy generation

Pushing for school to commit to zero carbon in carbon management plan

Power Heating in offices, shop, bar & radio Energy source & carbon emissions from heat generation

Pushing for school to commit to zero carbon in carbon management plan

Waste Packaging for products sold in the shop & bar Waste to landfill & waste to recycle

Pushing for items with less packaging, and pushing for good waste management system

Waste Plastic cups used in bar Waste to landfill & waste to recycle Introducing reusable plastic cups
Waste Rubbish from used items in the shop & bar Waste to landfill & waste to recycle

Trying to reduce waste & pushing for good waste management system

Waste Waste materials in the office & radio Waste to landfill & waste to recycle

Trying to reduce waste & pushing for good waste management system

Waste Water bottle waste from sports Waste to landfill & waste to recycle

Sports & societies policy related to reducing water bottle waste

Waste Paper used by Union Waste to landfill & waste to recycle

Trying to reduce waste & pushing for good waste management system

Travel Staff travel to and from work Carbon emissions from transport Promoting cycling
Travel S.U. visitors traveling to S.U. Carbon emissions from transport Promoting cycling
Travel Travel for society matters - events, sports etc. Carbon emissions from transport Promoting train/ low carbon travel
Travel S.U. related events domestically Carbon emissions from transport

Getting societies to follow S.U. environmental policy

Food Food eaten by S.U. staff Ethical source, food miles, packaging, and waste

Pushing for locally sourced food and for good waste management system

Food Food eaten by students in S.U. brought from outside Ethical source, food miles, packaging, and waste

Pushing for locally sourced food and for good waste management system

Food Source of food sold in shop & bar Ethical source, food miles, packaging, and waste

Pushing for locally sourced food and for good waste management system

Food Food waste produced by shop & bar Edible food thrown away without being sold, edible food thrown away by customers & non-edible organic waste thrown away Pushing for good waste management system
Food Source of food bought with society budgets Ethical source, food miles, packaging, and waste

Pushing for locally sourced food and for good waste management system

Purchasing Source of non-food items sold in shop & bar Ethical supplier, transport miles, packaging, and waste

Pushing for reduced packaging items and for good waste management system

Purchasing Other items used by & bought with society budget off-campus Ethical supplier, transport miles, packaging, and waste

Pushing for reduced packaging items and for good waste management system

Water usage Water usage on campus   Promoting water savings
Other Halls   Pushing for halls to adopt Student Switch Off
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