Environment and Ethics


At AUSA we are committed to sustainability and to promoting causes around social and environmental justice, as well as ensuring we are sustainable in our own practices: last academic year we increased our recycled waste by over seven tonnes compared to the year prior!

We want to help you lead campaigns on issues you care about: from greener campuses to migrant solidarity to better housing – anything in which you are looking to make a difference! There are a variety of student groups and campaigns that deal with issues around Environment and Ethics for you to get involved in:

Shared Planet Society runs a range of social justice campaigns and is working on bringing back a student run café on campus that offers cheap, ethical food.

VegBag is a scheme that offers a large bag of local, organic vegetables every Tuesday for only £6.

The Corner is a small shop in the union building that offers ethical snacks and wholefoods at bargain prices, run by student volunteers.
Student Garden Projects works on using the ‘green’ spaces on our campus to their best effect by growing vegetables and running permaculture projects.

Swap Shop is an eco-friendly shop where you can go to swap clothes, books, kitchenware and anything else instead of buying them new.
Fossil Free Campaign is a student-run campaign fighting for the university to disinvest from fossil fuels, and invest in a greener future instead.

beCycle is a bike collective that offers an open workshop to work on your bike, as well as free bike lending – open Wednesdays and Saturdays.

…And this is only the start!

If you want to know any more about any of the groups and campaigns involved in Environment and Ethics, want to start your own campaign or initiative, or want to get involved in the committee, please contact AUSA’s Communities Officer and Environment and Ethics Chair, Lewis, here at: ausacommunities@abdn.ac.uk     

We look forward to working with you to make our campus more ethical and sustainable!

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