What is Ethical Engagement in Alcuin?
The ethical engagement consists of our Environment & Ethics officer, and our RAG & Volunteering , who are responsible for Alcuin’s involvement with the environment, charities and volunteering. We work with staff members in the college to provide opportunities for students and aid Alcuin in gaining awards for promoting sustainability and being eco-friendly.
Some of our recent projects include a clothes swap event, ran jointly with Derwent, Halifax, James and Vanbrugh, as well as raising money and collecting donations for IDAS, a women's refuge in Yorkshire.
We've also hosted plant pot decorating, and meal in mug tutorials, to help promote an environmentally aware lifestyle.
Every week, one member of the committee is responsible for uploading a 'Meat-Free Monday' Instagram story, as a way to promote a small yet effective change towards fighting climate change
Our college charity this year is St Leonard's Hospice, a York-based independent charity offering specialist palliative care for local people with life limiting illnesses.
We love working with local charities to develop both one-off and long-term volunteering projects for students which will help members of the college gain new skills and enhance their CVs. If you have any questions or wish to get involved in events and opportunities, please contact our RAG & Volunteering Officers: Betsy Flint Smith (firstname.lastname@example.org) & Vicky Turner (email@example.com).