Sussex University supports Surfers Against Sewage, as part of its plans to become one of the world’s most sustainable universities.
The University will take part in local beach and river cleans, as well as host awareness events on sustainability issues.
The University has committed to increasing staff and student volunteering as part of its ambitious Sustainable Sussex strategy. Most importantly, Sussex University are looking to achieve a net zero carbon footprint for all University operations within 15 years.
Professor Adam Tickell, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Sussex, said:
“I am very excited about the prospect of the University working with Surfers Against Sewage over the next year, I cannot think of a better charity partner for us. We will be encouraging our staff and students to engage with some exciting volunteering opportunities over the next year.
“I was keen for us to work together. I think their values are very close to what we stand for. They are integrally involved in the campaigning and working to protect our seas and we are a coastal university. It is a great match.”
Emma Cowley, Corporate Partnerships Officer at Surfers Against Sewage, said:
“It’s amazing to have the University of Sussex choose SAS as their chosen charity of the year. They’ve got some incredible sustainability goals for this year and beyond, and we’re really looking forward to working with them. The university is a great partner for SAS, as not only are they helping to spread the SAS message, they will also start to make huge waves with their environmental strategies. In turn, they will become an inspiration for other universities to follow suit. They’re daring to be different and we’re very excited to partner with them this year.”