What I’ve Learned During My Time in the Environment and Sustainability Office

What I’ve Learned During My Time in the Environment and Sustainability Office

If you didn’t already know I’m Alex and I’ve been managing the sustainableDMU social media accounts since October and today is my last day!

I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my time in the office and have learned so much about environment and sustainability. I’ve helped with the promoting of Fairtrade Fortnight 2017 & Earth Week 2017!

More info: Fairtrade Fortnight 2017 Storify Feed & Earth Week 2017 Storify Feed

I got the chance to attend the NUS Student Sustainability Summit 2016 at Newcastle University Student’s Union and learnt about divestment and how we can encourage our universities to be more sustainable.


Attending the NUS student Sustainability Conference



Art Student, Helen Gunn’s environmental artwork.



Interviewing BBC Sustainability Manager, Richard Smith for #DMUearthweek.


The Estates Development Building

I’ve hugged some trees, interviewed a BBC Sustainability Manager, eaten a lot of Fairtrade chocolate, shared some gifs of really cute animals, created some polls on Twitter about bees, learned a lot about bats, watched pigeons out of the office window, stopped drinking bottled water, filmed some time lapses in the rain, learned that Karl Letten has terrible taste in films and comedy TV shows, turned off some lights, learned that we use rainwater in the Hugh Aston toilets, watched a few documentaries, tried to stop eating strawberries that have travelled all the way from Peru, written some articles for The Demon Online and made some friends.

Thank you all for having me, it’s been great!

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Alexandra Kilcran