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Environment & Ethics

Environmental and ethical issues are vitally important in today’s society. Our Union believes it must take a positive approach and encourage students and the University to help and support environmental practices such as recycling and good ethical practices e.g. buying Fairtrade products.

In the last couple of months the Executive Committee of the Union have passed a new Environmental Policy and Fairtrade Policy. These policies will be reviewed and updated accordingly each year. We are also working to ensure we reduce and improve our impact on the environment and source ethical and locally sourced products. We are also looking into getting solar hot water in our Union.

The Union has been working very closely with Transition Heriot www.transitionheriot-watt.org.uk  to improve our environmental impact. There are lots of exciting things coming up, so we will keep you posted!

If you have any ideas on how to improve our environmental impact then don’t hesitate to contact any member of the Environmental and Ethics team bellow.

Click here to view our Environmental Aspects and Impacts Report