We have many opportunities for students to get involved in sustainability at Lincoln, and you can learn more about them below. You can also join the E.C.O. Society through the Student Union. As part of the opportunities available, we’ve had some wonderful volunteers over the years and a couple of them have kindly written a blog about their experiences:
- Aigerim Kuanysh – Fairtrade Officer and Environmental Volunteer
- Holly McGratten – My year on the Environmental Sustainability Committee
Read our guide on How to be sustainable at university.
Student Union Volunteer Roles
Throughout the year we offer a number of different environment and sustainability volunteer opportunities. To see the current ones available and apply visit: Student Union Website. Some example opportunities are listed below:
- Conservation Volunteer
- Environmental Officer
- Environmental Officer Online Team
- Green Fingers Volunteer
- Grounds Volunteer
- Nature and Land Management Assistant
- Rivercare Volunteer
- Student Pipeline Ambassador
In addition to this, the Student Union organise many volunteer action days which help with the local environment and community. Visit their website to learn about current activities.
Become a Village Green Advocate
The Accommodation Services and Environment Team are working together to improve the positive environmental impacts the students living in the on-campus accommodation can make.
This includes an updated recycling strategy, opportunities to become a Village Green Advocate as well as top tips to reduce energy consumption.
The on-campus student accommodation has always been known as the Student Village and we hope to bring a community feeling through this initiative and encourage students to play an active role in preserving their future environment.
If you’d like to become a Village Green Advocate email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Seasonal Switch Off
Over Christmas the University closes down for almost two weeks. During this period we ask that all staff and students take time to help reduce our energy consumption, thus lowering our carbon footprint.
Turning off at the wall:
- Other electrical items
And also by:
- Closing all windows
- Closing curtains
- Ensuring all lights are switched off
- Turning down radiators – do not switch off completely in case it’s a very cold period
- Defrosting the fridge and switching off at the mains socket