Representatives from The University of Sheffield students’ union were among guests at the House of Lords for an event organised by the National Union of Students to celebrate the positive impacts of its Students’ Green Fund.
Sheffield students’ union members, led by president Ally Buckle, joined senior university staff, representatives of Sheffield Hallam University and city MPs Paul Blomfield, Clive Betts and Meg Munn at the prestigious event which showcased the creativity, diversity, green credentials and business acumen of students’ unions across the country.
Sheffield University Students’ Union is hosting two Students’ Green Fund projects – Green Impact Student Homes, and Sheffield on a Plate – working collaboratively with Sheffield College and Sheffield Hallam University.
Green Impact Student Homes is an environmental accreditation scheme for private rented student properties.
Sheffield on a Plate is the first green partnership between the three main higher and further education institutions in Sheffield, working with local charities Grow Sheffield and Fareshare Yorkshire to engage with more than 14,700 students on the theme of food sustainability.
Ally said: “These projects have provided a great vehicle for our students to learn about environmental issues.
“Food sustainability and energy efficiency are important issues.”