Hey guys, I’m Kit, a second year NatSci from Sussex, and I’m gonna be your Green and Charities officer for 2018. You’ll usually find me on the Lacrosse pitch, looking at rocks or having a boogie in Wednesday Cindies. This year, I’ll be in charge of ensuring that college is as environmentally sustainable as possible, as well as raising money for the JCR’s three chosen charities in as many different and exciting ways as possible. My plans for this year include a couple of Green formals, hopefully taking Magdalene to the Bronze level of the Green Impact initiative, and a lot of different charity events in and around college. If you have any ideas, questions or want to get involved the please hit me up!
My subteam: Aidan Hilton, Alicia Pasiecznik, Emma Jillings, Louisa Richards, Sarah Devlin, Nick Clanchy, Angus Satow, Allie Weaving, Arthur Bickersteth, Heather Rigby
We all live a very energy and water intensive lifestyle, one that is unsustainable without major environmental change. Current water shortages affect 1 in 3 people, and this can exacerbate poverty, suffering and conflict. Climate change will have a widespread affect on humanity and is predicted to cause hundreds of thousands of extra deaths per year. Even if you don’t believe in anthropogenic climate change or think it is important, the idea of carbon trading and taxes is becoming more and more embedded within policy. There is not only a moral and environmental argument for reducing resource use, but also a monetary one. Magdalene has operated a flat rate per week for heating and lighting in the past, but this may change this year because of a new carbon policy.
These are useful links to learn more about going green at Magdalene:
These are links outline Magdalene's ethical policies: