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The start of a new year with Student Switch Off

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It’s our favourite time of year here at Student Switch Off HQ: Freshers season! We’ve been travelling up and down the country chatting to all the new residents in halls about what Student Switch Off is and how you can get involved. You might have spotted us at your Student’s Union telling everyone about saving energy and, of course, ice cream!

 
IMG-20150924-WA0004We’ve teamed up with Residential Assistants, volunteering groups, sustainability committees, environment  societies and loads of other great groups to make sure everyone hears about Student Switch Off! So far this year over 7000 of you have pledged to save energy in your halls and we’ve given out loads of our Fairtrade cotton bags and Student Switch Off coasters. We’ve also come across bike-powered smoothie makers where you can pedal your way to a tasty drink (no electricity needed!) and the Ben & Jerry’s van even made a visit to Queen Mary University of London to dish out some free ice cream as part of their Save Our Swirled Climate Justice movement.

 

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On top of all the freebies and pedal-powered smoothies, there was an extra special giveaway at the University of Strathclyde. £333 was presented to Glasgow Marrow at Strathclyde’s Fresher’s Fest, generously donated by Murray Hall, the runners-up of last year’s Student Switch Off campaign.

 

coastersIf you’ve just moved into halls and didn’t manage to catch us at your Fresher’s Fayre click on the Find a University button at the top of this page and find your university to see what we’ve got going on. If your Freshers Fayre hasn’t happened yet then look out for us over the next week or two and come and sign-up to our mailing list and grab one of our Fairtrade cotton bags!

You can also see what we’re up to on our new Instagram account @studentswitchoff!

 

 

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