The 'Smart Campus' project aims to work very closely with the National Union of Students to try and reduce paper consumption on campus by 50% over the next three years.
So far our project has introduced several changes within the Students’ Union, including an inter departmental competition where departments compete with one another to reduce printing, not printing agendas for meetings unless one is specifically requested, and purchasing several electronic devices to use in internal meetings.
The second half of our campaign focuses on the University. We are working with several academic departments to try and reduce paper usage. We are pushing for certain departments to only require electronic essay submissions, as well as reducing printing in seminars and looking internally about ways that departments can introduce changes to reduce its paper consumption day to day.