At the 28 May All Student Meeting, a motion was submitted to Declare a Climate Emergency. In accordance with the Students’ Union’s constitution*, quorum for All Student Meetings is 100 ordinary members. As the All Student Meeting was not quorate we were unable to take a vote on this motion and now seek the opinions of all students through an online vote.
The motion asks that we, as a student body, declare a climate emergency in order to set a precedent and enable the Union to take the lead in action and pressure the College to improve its sustainability initiatives.
If this motion is passed, the Students’ Union will:
You can read the full motion to understand more.
We are asking all students to give the Union direction on how they would like us to move forward on this issue by voting for or against the proposed motion.
Voting will open at 10:00 on Wednesday 12 June and will close at 16:00 Friday 14 June. You must be logged in cast your vote.
Read The Full Motion
*The Students' Union's new constitution as voted for by students in May 2019 still requires approval from both the College’s governing body (known as College Council) and the Charity Commission in August. This motion is subject to our January 2019 constitution.
When deciding your view on the motion it's essential that you have both sides of the story.
Please see the proposer’s suggestions as to why this motion should stand under ‘This Union Notes’.
No members wished to speak against the motion at the All Student Meeting at which the motion was presented.
There are no referenda running at the present time.
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