Help shape RGU:Union's sustainability projects and campaigns

GoGreen, as part of RGU:Union are at the forefront of developing a RGU Community that strives to leave as little impact on our environment as possible, while developing opportunities for volunteering, social activities, and services to help make your time at RGU easier, healthier, and more enjoyable.
We want to hear your ideas as well as gauge your interest in some ideas that we have for projects commencing in April 2019.
Thanks for your time!

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* 1. Did you know, GoGreen, with the help of LivEco, run an organic VegBag scheme offering locally sourced fruit and veg. 

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* 2. Alongside the co-operative we're exploring the idea of creating food assembly events on campus where you could pick essential food items at low cost (cheaper than supermarkets!), meet a network of Green volunteers and learn new cooking skills. Would this:

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* 3. Food has been a longstanding priority at Go Green including through our regular Zero waste cafe where we provide low carbon meals for free and a social space for students and other community members. Do you feel that learning new cooking skills would be useful in a transition to University life?

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* 4. To further develop our local food options, we're exploring the potential for growing food on campus. Would you:

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* 5. Electricity and Gas use continue to be one of the biggest costs, financially and carbon emissions wise, for the University. It will also be a significant cost for most students moving into private accommodation, so we want to help raise awareness and teach skills that can help keep these to a minimum. Our renewed Halls Energy Challenge will provide a fun, informative and competitive platform to reduce costs and emissions throughout the Halls of Residence run by RGU, but engaging the wider student community also. Do you think:

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* 6. This years Revolve project has saved over 1000kg of household items, clothing, textiles and bikes from going to landfill. Are you aware of our free/swap shop at Kaim Cottage and bike workshop at Garthdee House Annexe?

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* 7. GoGreen have run projects over the past 4 years that has directly saved over 80 tonnes of carbon emissions, and hundreds more over the lifetime of the projects impact. We know there is a long way to go in terms of making RGU a truly sustainable campus however, so what do you see as the key priorities needing tackled?

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* 8. To what extent do you feel sustainability is covered in your academic coursework?

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* 9. Go Green also run a community Bike hub, Bikepad, where you can learn basic bike maintenance skills if you are already a cyclist or drop by to rent one from our fleet if not. Would you have any interest either of these services?

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