Posted on Thu 09 Jan 2020 at 14:43 by Louise Henrard
I have wrote and rewrote the climate emergency declaration with the help of our Communication Coordinator and AUSA CEO. I don't want to declare climate emergency with empty words. We carefully thought about what we wanted to accomplished, what we want to commit to by taking into account the demands of the students who proposed the motion at Student Council.
You can find the declaration online here:
While doing that, I've started to research how other universities and students' union have done their climate declaration, how to communicate it to students and how to incorporate our commitments within the day-today running of the organisation. The AUSA Staff recently undertook their carbon literacy course to get more up to date with terminology,causes and solutions for climate change.
I had my catch-up meeting with the AberGreen manager to talk about handovers and what will happen once the project stops. We talked about events during GoGreen Week (10-14th of February).
I shot a video for the January Student Council where the principal will attend. If you want to join and participate in the meeting, go upstairs in the balcony of the Kings Conference Center. You would be able to see, hear what student councillors are debating.
I've also a meeting with the new AUSA Events and RAG coordinator. We talked about planning for GoGreen Week and other events for the next academic year.
I particpated in the FOresterhill Committee Meeting. It was very productive, we planned few outreach events and talked about common issues related to the campus. The Foresterhill Committee is a committee which focussed on anything related to the Foresterhill campus outside of academic related matters (The Education Committee has school conveners for the different degree programmes within Foresterhill). We talked about creating a logo, page for the Forum to help with communication and make informaiton visible to students.
I also shot a video for the new bike scheme. This scheme is targeted for people only needing a bike for up to a week. For example, if you want to cycle somewhere for the week-end, if your society/club want to organise a trip, etc.
I also met with the Cylcing Officer at University. We talked about the issues in infrastructure at the University, how to engage with particular groups of students to increase confidence for first-time cyclists.
As usual, if you want more information on anything I have done send me an email or add me on Facebook.