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Do you care where your money goes?

They say money makes the world go round, but what other impact is it having on our planet? The way we spend, store and invest our money can have significant impacts on pressing issues such as climate change,…

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20 resolutions for a smarter 2020!

It’s a new year and a new decade! So, if there’s ever a time to create some positive change in your life, now is surely it!  We all know New Year’s resolutions can be difficult to stick by…

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3 areas you can waste less and save more this Christmas

Christmas is nearly here and we hope you’re as excited as we are! There’s so much to enjoy at this time of year, from spending time with loved ones to eating copious amounts of mince pies. But it’s…

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Shop smart for Christmas!

Christmas is for spending time with loved ones. But as we all know, it’s becoming more commercialised every year and it’s easy to feel pressured to spend huge amounts of money on presents, decorations and food – bad…

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Love Food, Hate Waste

Did you know across UK households, we waste 7 million tonnes of food every year, of which 5 million is actually still edible? Wasted food is wasted energy (the equivalent of 37 million cars’ worth of greenhouse gas…

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Launching our community challenge!

In a nutshell…. “A great way to support the local community in line with the UN Global Goals, whilst boosting your CV and having fun along the way! All with the added perk of being in with the…

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Climate Change – What is your university doing to take action?

Since the recent climate strikes, we often get asked ‘what is UoG doing to take action on climate change?’ Universities are complex places – often with multiple campuses and old buildings. This makes climate action a big challenge…

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Climate Action – how students took on the County Council

Back in April our SU Green Team society President, Yolande Boosye was invited to Gloucestershire’s first climate summit to be the voice of youth and discuss the development of a new strategy for the county to tackle climate…

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Meet the team: Charlotte

Hello everyone! My name is Charlotte Homer and I am a final year Law undergraduate, I also happen to be President of the Opportunity Society so you might happen to see me about! I am the new Live…

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Cheltenham Climate Strike: students leading change

Hi my name is Yolande Booyse, I am the president of a student society called the Green Team and I initiated a Cheltenham representation of the Global Climate Strike on the 20th of September 2019 which was initially…

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