The Students' Association of the University of the West of Scotland (SAUWS) has received £86,506 from the Scottish Government’s Climate Challenge Fund (CCF) for an exciting new project which will help its students reduce their carbon footprint.
The Engage, Empower Embed E3 project will deliver dynamic engagement and action on sustainability for students, staff and the local community.
The project, which is centred around Sustainability Hubs at the University’s Ayr and Paisley campuses, will deliver dynamic community engagement and education to promote sustainability for students, staff and the local community.
The project will support the establishment of a Circular Economy through tool libraries and repair and upcycling workshops aimed at upskilling the local community and empowering them to keep goods in use for as long as possible.
SAUWS was one of only three students’ associations in Scotland to receive funding in this current bid. In total 113 organisations from across Scotland received almost £10 million in funding through the CCF.
Heather Armstrong, Senior Student Representative, said: “The E3 project delivered by SAUWS will give our local community a fantastic opportunity to learn new skills and understand their carbon footprints. We can’t wait to get started!”