Environmental Officer

Chris Holdsworth Hello I am Chris, a third year Earth Science student. Should you elect me as your environmental officer my focus will be upon uniting the University community on a shared mission to effectively combat the environmental challenges we face. I will achieve this by: • Bringing students closer to staff and local community […]

Chris Holdsworth

linkedin picHello I am Chris, a third year Earth Science student.
Should you elect me as your environmental officer my focus will be upon uniting the University community on a shared mission to effectively combat the environmental challenges we face.
I will achieve this by:
• Bringing students closer to staff and local community to work together on tackling the issues of climate change and sustainability.

• Establishing an environmental development network whereby staff of all disciplines combine their environmental research to create a hub of expertise. This would enable students to work with staff to develop and apply their research to pressing environmental issues.

• Greatly improve the communication of environmental issues by the University.

• Continuing the work done by previous officers to unite the student environmental bodies.

• Progressing the dialogue on the university’s recent divestment from fossil fuels.

Having worked for Glasgow University’s Environmental and Sustainability Team last year, I have experience of University environmental practice and procedure. This, coupled with my knowledge of environmental issues from my academic studies, equips me ideally for this role.

It frustrates me to see how frequently environmental issues are not truly addressed on campus, but with my skillset and experience, I intend to change this.

Hannah Kay

Hannah Kay Election PhotoHi everyone! I’m Hannah, a proud Glaswegian and third year Geography and Politics student running to be your next SRC Environmental Officer.
Environmental sustainability and development are at the heart of my academic and personal interests. Having first got involved with campaigning at the age of 9, I’ve done everything from community litter picks to coordinating toilet twinning projects! I also had the privilege of going to Malawi last summer which reaffirmed my commitment to being eco-friendly in a world disproportionality affected by climate change.
Serving as the SRC School Representative for Geographical and Earth Sciences has given me insight into how both the University and the SRC operate, knowledge which I would use to promote the environmental agenda. Furthermore, I recognise the importance of being elected onto the SRC council and remaining committed throughout the year.
If elected, I aim to:
– Encourage the establishment of a more environmentally friendly GU Freshers’ week, following conversations with local residents.
– Advocate for Glasgow to raise its profile in regard to the People and Planet University League
– Use social media as a platform to introduce and promote new environmental campaigns and opportunities with both a local and global perspective

Isabella Nilsen

Processed with VSCOcam with f2 presetI am a second year Politics student, and believe that since climate change is closely related to other issues of social justice, it needs to be tackled in a broader way than how it often is today.
I am currently the Events Coordinator for Glasgow University Climate Action society, and have helped organise actions, screenings and workshops on various topics related to climate change, and was also involved in the fossil fuels divestment campaign. I also work for People and Planet, a UK-wide network for environmental and social justice activists.
If elected,
• I will strive to increase the co-operation between the SRC, environmental groups and other activist groups on campus, and push for the creation of an activist space/hub to facilitate this
• I will push for decision-making on environmental issues to be made more transparent, including the measuring of the university’s ecological footprint. This includes getting the university to re-join People & Planet’s University League, the only table of UK universities ranked by environmental and ethical performance, and meeting regularly with the Carbon Management Committee
• I will push for that the money which the university has decided to divest from fossil fuels is re-invested into ethical and environmentally sustainable industries