Sustainable Monday

Sustainable Monday


Students’ Union Launch Sustainable Monday Campaign  

NUI Galway Students’ Union launch their #SustainableMonday campaign today to highlight the small changes we can all make that will have a big impact on our planet. Each Monday in February the SU will have tips and information on ways to live more sustainably. With Covid-19 restrictions we are all more conscious of what we consume and the waste we produce. This campaign aims to offer NUIG students advice and encouragement to live more sustainably.

Week 1 will look at the food we consume and the impact our food choices have on the world around us. There’ll be meat free Monday recipes along with tips on which vegetables are in season this month. Throughout the campaign the SU will be running competitions to win reusable keep cups and water bottles where students share their own #SustainableMonday tips and ideas.

Students’ Union President Pádraic Toomey said: “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. 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 added: “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.”

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Joanna Brophy