Environmental Officer

Andrew Rutherford I am currently a third year law student and I consider the environment to be one of our generation’s most important concerns. I have previously volunteered at a composting centre and feel that living in an environmentally friendly way is of utmost importance. In an era of economic uncertainty financial considerations are often […]

Andrew Rutherford

I am currently a third year law student and I consider the environment to be one of our generation’s most important concerns. I have previously volunteered at a composting centre and feel that living in an environmentally friendly way is of utmost importance.

In an era of economic uncertainty financial considerations are often prioritised over environmental ones. Therefore, as environmental officer I would do all that I can to ensure that the developments of the Western Infirmary and of the old Hive are performed in an environmentally sustainable way in addition to keeping noise pollution to a minimum.

I believe a lot more can be done on campus to promote Green Week and I aim to increase the knowledge of the events taking place. Additionally, I want to create a green campus, introducing more plants to the library and to put pressure on the university to be more conservative in its use of electricity.

I also feel it is important to represent the student voice and will therefore be available to discuss environmental issues that students have in order to bring them into the spotlight.

Ciaran Hoy

I am a second year Earth Sciences student and I will be running a flyer free campaign. This is not a naïve, idealistic gimmick; I can see that elections can be run with less waste and this is a challenge to future candidates that costs nothing – regardless of whether or not I am elected.

I currently work for the University as part of the Glasgow University Environmental Sustainability Team (GUEST) to improve recycling on campus. As the SRC Environmental Officer I would apply this experience and assist GUEST on a wider range of campus issues; from cycling to green spaces, while seeking to bring in more student involvement.

I would also work to improve connections between societies on campus and other universities around Scotland to make sure that student opinion is considered and action is taken on environmental issues such as hydraulic fracturing. In fact, I want to reframe many of these stereotyped “environmental issues” to show how they affect more than just people who “hug trees” and generate some intelligent discussion in our world-class university.