Students’ Union Work Towards Sustainable Campus

Students’ Union Work Towards Sustainable Campus

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Students’ Union Work Towards Sustainable Campus

NUI Galway Students’ Union this week distributed over 3,000 free Keep Cups to students as part of their Wind Down Week events. Each student receiving a Keep Cup signed a sustainability pledge showing their commitment to adopting more environmentally friendly lifestyle choices. Keep Cups are the world’s first barista standard reusable coffee cup.

For over 10 years the Students’ Union has been offering a discount of 10 cents on hot drinks in the SU outlets (Sult, Smokey’s Café, The Wall Café and the SU Shop) at NUIG where customers bring their own reusable mug. The free Keep Cup initiative aims to encourage even more students to get into the habit of saving money, and the environment, every day.

Clare Austick, Students’ Union President said: “One of the major concerns among our students is climate change. NUIG students have been very involved in our sustainability working group this year and were eager to sign the sustainability pledge. We received funding for the Keep Cups from the NUI Galway Student Projects Fund and are delighted with the positive response to them. They can already be seen in use across NUIG and this is a great step towards creating a more environmentally responsible campus.”

Artice by
Joanna Brophy