We were pleased to welcome Molli Cleaver, President of Reading University Students’ Union, to our 2020 AGM, to hear about her work to support and encourage the University to become greener. Below is a transcript of her speech:
What sustainability means for our students
Good evening, my name is Molli and I am the President of Reading University Students’ Union. We are separate to the University but work very closely on collaborative projects that aim to enhance the student experience and make the University a better place for staff, students and the local community. Part of my job is to be the lead on sustainability at RUSU, ensuring it is embedded and considered in all of our actions. I’ve been asked by Dan [Fernbank] to come and talk to you this evening about what sustainability means for our students.
I want to start by saying sustainability is at the heart of the University and RUSU; recently I think this has been driven by the student desire to live more sustainably and for our campuses to be more environmentally friendly. As a student at the University of Reading who graduated in July, I’ve certainly noticed that sustainability has become a higher priority for our whole community and I’m going to speak for the next few minutes about what we are achieving together.
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