Should the University make use of the electronic billboards around campus to make the climate crisis relevant and acknowledged by students, staff and the public?

Passed: May 2022 (12th)

What do you want? / Why do you want it? 

I want the University to provide a climate billboard that updates students on current climate crisis related news. It would stress issues from the global South and indigenous communities as their representation in the debate is grossly absent. The problem I and many others are trying to solve is avoiding and mitigating mass extinction or climate collapse. In addition, educating students, staff and anyone else on campus would ensure that the climate crisis does not disappear after COP26 and once the media tires of the issue.

My idea would be a solution because it would help people understand the scale of the crisis as usually lack of information is a barrier to engaging with the crisis.

Content would be provided by the staff and student body, including research papers, journalistic articles and graphic artwork. Updates to the content would happen fortnightly.

Expires: May 2025 (12th)

Submitted By: Rosie Tunnadine

Officer: TBC

Area of Work: TBC


28/03/23: Posters created by Sustainability Reps are being shown on the Union's billboards during Climate Week, highlighting posters on the Climate Crisis. Will ask to work with student on ongoing, more permanent billboards.

15/03/22-The Union electronic billboards are being used during Climate Week to highlight research, and ways that students can get involved in the Union if passionate about sustainabilitity 

12/02/23: Preparations towards Climate Week, and one sustainability rep looking at comms side of this. 

05:12:2022: Communications is something a sustainability rep is incredibly keen on pushing, and will be brought up in the next Sustainability Reps meeting.