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Campaigns & Projects

FXU Green Living Project

The Green Living Project is a two year project funded by the NUS Students Green Fund that seeks to impact staff and student behaviour and establish ‘sustainability’ as a guiding principle at the core of the students’ union and its parent institutions. It will produce a generation of environmentally-aware students through education, engagement and employment.

Student Switch Off

Student Switch Off is a fun and light hearted Facebook campaign from the NUS in which students win prizes for saving energy in halls. It also aims to teach students the value of good habits for when they move into private rented accommodation.

Green Impact

Green Impact is an environmental accreditation and awards scheme run by the National Union of Students, bringing staff and students together with their wider communities to enable and showcase positive changes in environmental practice.

We recognise the potential of staff and students to change the way their institutions behave, from the bottom up. Working across UK students’ unions, universities and colleges and community organisations, Green Impact supports teams and departments to make simple, tangible and powerful changes in behaviour and policy through an online workbook of criteria.

Keep your Kool

Launching in the 2014_15 Academic Year the FXU's Keep your Kool campaign has been developed in conjunction wwith FX Plus to support our waste strategy and our sustainable food strategy.  One of the main aims of the campaign is to reduce the weight of plastic waste sent to landfill through reducing plastic bottle water usage on campus.

Recycling

Various measures are being taken in collaboration with the FXU Green Living Project and their partner Raw Foundation to reduce the amount of single use plastic disposables being sent to landfill from the universities.

We are also working closely with FXU and Raw Foundation to ensure that we see an increase in the level of waste being recycled from the Penryn and Falmouth campuses.

21 January 2020

 

Two World War Two ping pong balls, from Penryn Campus Archives, have been shortlisted for Object of the Year in the Cornwall Heritage Awards.