Dreaming of a green Christmas? University of Leicester holds ‘12 Days of sustainability’ to promote change

Posted by ew205 at Dec 06, 2017 11:39 AM |
Social Impact team collaborates with students to spread sustainability during the festive season

Are you dreaming of a green Christmas? The University of Leicester’s Social Impact Team has collaborated with students to embark upon 12 days of sustainability, uniting festive cheer with global sustainability awareness.

Until 12 December, each day at 12pm the University of Leicester’s Social Impact Team will be posting a United Nations Sustainable Development goal on their Facebook page.

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals are an international collaborative effort designed to tackle poverty, inequality and ensure a more sustainable future.

Each goal includes either information or involves a small activity to help make your Christmas a little bit more sustainable.

Kicking off on 1 December, the team offered up a reminder focused around poverty and waste. The goal of general health and wellbeing was marked on 2 December with the annual ‘Santa Run’ around Victoria Park, and gender equality celebrated with a youtube video breaking down gender stereotypes.

Tom Lawson, a student at the University of Leicester, said: “It’s great that students have taken the festivities of Christmas to heart and are using it to spread some good; it shows that both staff and students are fully supporting the University’s pledge to the UN SDGs”.

More information on the 12 Days of sustainability can be found here:

https://www2.le.ac.uk/staff/announcements/12-days-of-sustainability

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