SAG (Sustainable Action Group) Event listing
Semester One 2010/11
What is SAG?
The Sustainability Action Group (SAG) is a friendly group of students and staff with an active interest in sustainability. SAG is lead by students with a passion for sustainability issues – you set the agenda and help to make it happen! In the past our activities have included beekeeping training, a sustainable food fair, days out and conservation activities, showing films with a social, ethical or environmental focus, and debates on sustainability issues. We also take part in responding to consultations and we work with the University to achieve sustainability on campus. We meet on Thursdays in teaching time at 5.15, in the SEE building coffee area (level 8).
Thurs 14th – Repair your tears workshop!!
Do all your socks have holes in them? Have you got a cardi which is missing a button or some trousers that need turning up? Please bring along damaged or old items of clothing and we’ll teach you how to mend them or turn them into something completely different...you could even learn the ancient art of sock-pocketing. If you have skills you’d like to teach, please bring them along also!!
Cake will be available
What will we be doing this year?
What will we be doing this year?
A number of ideas have been discussed for activities this year:
Grow your own – we are looking at the possibility of getting a SAG allotment (and then a beehive for pollination of course!) or offering our services to some of the organisations who have already had similar thoughts.
Keeping the bees buzzing – ongoing fundraising to allow more people to be trained for beekeeping and of course to get our apiary up and running.
Sustainable fashion – can we recycle or reuse our old clothes? Perhaps some workshops on techniques for this? Or an information fair to tell people what the best choices are for ethical clothing and accessories?
Bicycle powered film nights – what could be more sustainable? We are hoping to get some organisations to help us make our film nights as sustainable as poss. Got an idea for a film?? Let us know!!
SAG 09/10 – Was the year of the Bees! We were awarded Leeds for Life funding which meant a group of us got fully trained as beekeepers with the Idle Beekeepers Association. Fundraising is continuing in order to pay for an enclosure and beehive in the biodiversity garden near the SEE building.
SAG 08/09 - In Feb 09 SAG organised a Sustainability Food Fair to raise money for the Nuru Shelter and Education Centre in Kenya – there was loads of info on sustainable food choices e.g. seasonal recipes, fair trade food, local food and vegetarian choices.
We’ve also had many film nights with showings of sustainability themed films such as Vanishing of the Bees, Age of Stupid and I Heart Huckabees.
Guest speakers have been a regular occurrence with our most popular talk being Dr. Joseph Murphy who gave a swift history of climate change policy and what we should expect from the last COP in Copenhagen Nov 09.
Other events include a trip to London for the climate change demonstration ‘The Wave’ in December 09
If you would like to join the SAG mailing list to be alerted about these activities email firstname.lastname@example.org