Congratulations to students living in Eddie Coleman halls of residence who have won the 2013-14 Student Switch Off competition. They saved the most electricity per person over this academic year, reducing their consumption by 7% compared to previous years!
Find out how your hall did: https://www.facebook.com/SalfordSSO/app_134332416711689
Eddie Coleman hall will be getting a Ben and Jerry’s party as their reward. Eddie Coleman residents please keep an eye out for posters and emails with more details.
Sophia Perkins from the NUS says “Together, University of Salford halls residents have reduced their carbon emissions by 5 tonnes which is equivalent to making almost 1milion cups of tea! It just goes to show that small actions can make a real difference in the fight against climate change. Thanks to everyone for all your energy saving efforts. If you’re living outside of halls next year then chances are you’ll be paying you own bills, so keep switching the lights off, putting lids on your pans and wrapping up warm to keep your bills as low as possible!!”
There are still chances to win prizes by switching off. ‘Like’ the Facebook page ‘University of Salford Student Switch Off’ (www.facebook.com/salfordsso) to keep up to date with our regular Facebook competitions.
Eddie Colman hall is part of Salford Student Village, run by CLV. The CLV team have also been working hard this year to complete their Green Impact bronze award. As well as greening their offices, they have supported students Laura Reed and Callum Hill to create bee-friendly wild patches. Laura and Callum are now involved with widening their project to other spaces around the university, planting wildflowers for pollinators as part of the IncredibleEdible Salford food planting sessions, for example.
Anie Dearden, Village Director, gave us an insight into some of the ways her team have embraced sustainable change: “Salford Student Village staff and residents took part in a litter pick of the local area last week. The eco-warrior team put two hours of their day aside picking up rubbish from the road sides, bushes and paths that surround the premises, reversing the harmful effects that littering causes to the environment. The litter pick was very successful and over eighteen bin bags of rubbish were collected, finding various objects from umbrellas to car parts. The Salford Student Village team are very happy with the efforts of both staff and residents alike and hope that residents will take these green initiatives and live by them long after their stay at the Village.”