Wider opportunities

Volunteering with Student Switch Off might be the beginning of your sustainability journey. Use the information on this page to find other opportunities to take action on the climate crisis.

  • Go to your university’s students’ union webpage to check what sustainability campaigns, initiatives and societies are running that you can get involved with. Alternatively, contact your SU staff if there is an idea that you have.
  • See if your university or local community has a People & Planet group and support the movement of investments from fossil fuels. They also need student trustees!
  • Join The UK Youth Climate Coalition (UKYCC) who are campaigning on climate change in the UK and around the world. They are made up of young people (18-29) based in the UK who volunteer their time.
  • Take action with Fridays For Future.
  • Take part in a student placements with SOS-UK. More info here.
  • Take part in an online course about climate change by 350.org. Courses include: intro and advanced campaigning, causes of climate change, how to have climate change conversations, movements, divestment, and much more!
  • Get involved in Students for Trees to protect, enhance and celebrate woods and trees on our campuses
  • Join your local XR Group
  • Developing your knowledge and skills, and have a look at our learning resources.

 

Further things you can do

  • When moving out of your student residence/accommodation, check our advice for the private-rented sector.
  • Think Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Repair, Recycle.
  • Avoid flying, and switch to public transportation, carpooling, cycling or walking where you can.
  • Tell your MP and local Councillors that you think action on the climate crisis is important.
  • Start a conversation with others about the climate crisis.
  • Adapt the way you eat. Fellow campaigners at 10:10 have some recommendations.
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