Aberdeen University Student Association's Carbon School in Award Success

The 'Climate Challenge Funded Project' was awarded first place in the Positive Collaboration Category of the Aberdeen Impact Awards and was runner-up in the Eco Learning Category of the Aberdeen EcoCity Awards.

AUSA’s Climate Challenge Funded project offers training to University students who can volunteer to become Carbon School Agents.  Following comprehensive training and mentoring, the Agents then offer expert advice on energy awareness to local charities.

Lili Z Nagy, project coordinator said:”

We worked very closely with our collaborators (SCARF) to design a programme that’s educational and raises awareness of energy wasting behaviours.  We aim to develop an environmentally-responsible network of student leaders who give back to their community.

Not-for-profit organisations can benefit from the advice given by our volunteers on how to reduce their carbon footprint but also benefit because there is potential for saving money on their electricity bills if the volunteer’s recommendations are implemented.

Having our efforts recognised by winning the Aberdeen Impact Award and being awarded runner up in the EcoCity Awards is fantastic. Along with our Green Apple Award which we won as part of a collaborative initiative between AUSA Sustainable Futures, the Council’s MUSIC Project and Bucksburn Academy over the summer we can really say that our efforts are being recognised locally as well as nationally.”