Doing Our Bit for Earth Day 2023

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Each year on the 22nd of April, Earth Day is celebrated worldwide to raise awareness of environmental issues and encourage us all to do our bit to protect the planet. Earth Day is a reminder that we have only one home, and we must do everything in our power to protect it. The theme for Earth Day 2023 is “Restore Our Earth,” and it emphasizes the importance of taking action to repair the damage that has been done to our planet. 

Celebrating SU’s Sustainability Success

The Students' Union has already made great strides in promoting sustainability... 

  • Our largest ever Canal Clean Up with 25 people! (Why not come along to our next clean-up to do your bit for our Mile End Campus?) 

  • Biodiversity allotment planting sessions  

  • Another re-use fair with over 500 attendees and almost 1 tonne of carbon saved 

  • A super successful clothes swap! 

  • Finally, in Green Week we rounded up with a Sustainability Skills Award Session to help students promoting further sustainability 

Earth Day and You 

There are so many things you can do on Earth Day to make a difference... 

From calculating your plastic consumption, researching into more sustainable cooking, and volunteering for environmental organisations such as QMSU!  

The Earth Day Toolkit gives lots more great suggestions to take action to reduce energy use and make more sustainable choices. Also check out the 52 Actions & Tips to make small bite sized differences starting right now! 

There are also many activities and events in London taking place on Earth day & beyond. From the Hackney Clothes Swap to Extinction Rebellion’s ’The Big One’ Action. You can also find out about loads more events on Earth Day’s Interactive Event Map Here.  

The Big Green Survey 

To continue pushing for a more sustainable university after Earth Day, we will be launching the Big Green Survey to help us better understand students' attitudes to sustainability. The survey will help us to deliver even more amazing sustainability initiatives. As a thank you, you can have a chance to win one of three £20 vouchers, a QM reusable mug or cup!

Earth Day is about building a better future for ourselves and future generations – reminding us that a commitment to sustainability starts from simple actions we can all take right now, so make sure to sign up to an event or two and fill in our Big Green Survey at the SU to know more about how we can help our planet. 


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