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Passed Policies and Progress

Find out what Students' Union policies have been passed by students, and more importantly, what is being done about them.

Here you can find a list of all the policies which have been passed by student council. We're working on a live tracker so you can check the progress of each policy, but until we've got that up and running please contact your student president team to ask for an update on policies. You can also check out current ideas and rejected ideas.

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  • 9 score
    15 voters

    Travel Policy to reduce emissions

      The Board of Trustees should consider the following: -Changing travel reimbursement policy to eliminate UK flights. -Encouraging use of electric vehicles for staff travelling between campuses. -Become a leader in using virtual communication channels to attend meetings. -Promote car-sharing when inter-campus travel is necessary. -Prioritising sustainability during strategic planning. -Publishing emissions statistics on the website.

      Why you think it is important

      Our climate is breaking down and flights contribute significantly more to global emissions. If the union is serious about sustainability. It would ban flights when travelling between campuses, use electric vehicles, promote car-sharing and encourage use of VC technology.

      Is there anything else you think we should know?

      A return flight from Glasgow to London and back contributes approx. 0.29 metric tonnes of CO2 emissions, whereas the equivalent train journey contributes 0.01 metric tonnes. Meaning that flying is 30 times worse for the environment.
    Ellie Gomersall
    2:25pm on 16 Nov 20 The UWS Greens have voted to support this policy and would like to encourage student reps to vote in favour of it.