NUI Galway Students’ Union launches #SustainableMonday campaign

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NUI Galway Students’ Union launched their Sustainable Monday campaign yesterday to highlight the small changes that everyone can make that could have a major impact on the planet.

Each Monday in February the Students’ Union will have tips and information on ways to live more sustainably.

With Covid restrictions, many are becoming more conscious of what they consume and the waste they produce and this campaign aims to give NUIG students advice and encouragement to live more sustainably.

Week One looks at the food we consume and the impact our food choices have on the world around us.

Throughout the campaign the SU will be running competitions where people will have the opportunity to win reusable keep cups and water bottles where students share their own #SustainableMonday tips and ideas.

“We are delighted to launch our #SustainableMonday campaign this month. This year we introduced our SU Clean Ups and they were a huge success showing how much our students care about the world they live in,” said Students’ Union President Pádraic Toomey.

“This campaign will show that by making small changes in our lives, like our choice of toothbrush, we can be part of the move to a sustainable future.”

Students’ Union Welfare and Equality Officer Róisín Nic Lochlainn said that this campaign is very much about thinking globally by acting locally.

“We will be encouraging our students to look at sustainable food and transport choices. We will be highlighting the different charity shops in Galway along with making your own clothes with our online Stitch & Bitch knitting and crafts group,” added Róisín.