As from the poster above, we will be having our AGM very soon! If you are passionate about the environment and want to get more involved in environmental activism within the University of Southampton, then being part of the Green Action team might be for you.
Check out the positions available below:
President: currently Kristin Vestermark
To summarize, as president you are responsible for the entire society and must oversea all of its activities. You need to be organized and must work closely with the other committee members, such as with the treasurer to keep up to date on the society’s finances, with the secretary to discuss important emails, with the social sec to approve socials, the web manager to oversee the content they post, and assign the publicity officer events to promote. You are also in charge of chairing frequent committee meetings during which as a team you will plan events for the society. It may seem like a lot but you get a lot of help from the committee, and it’s great practice for organizational skills. Lastly, the role also involves liaising with other societies, potentially meeting with academics (mainly to do with the Fossil Free campaign) and people within SUSU…
Treasurer: currently Matt Worsdale
The treasurer is responsible for ensuring the society bank account is in order so that the committee can withdraw money using the debit card and transfer money if required. This includes paying external speakers. Also, for applying for funding from SUSU at the three funding rounds throughout the year, but you won’t need to do this entirely by yourself, you will discuss with the committee, primarily the president over what to apply for.
Secretary: currently Rosie Pearce
Being the Green Action secretary requires checking the emails regularly and responding to them, liaising between external organizations and the committee/group and finding out information that the committee request. You are also in charge of room bookings. “It will build your skills in organization, communication and teamwork. Most of all – its lots of fun!”
Web manager: currently Aj Romero
As web manager you will be in charge of the various social media platforms of the group. This includes Facebook, Twitter and our own Green Action website, which are frequently updated with latest events and other related news. We also have a Fossil Free twitter account and Facebook page that you will manage together with the other Fossil Free team members.
Social Sec: currently Dominika Słotwińska
As social sec you will be responsible for organizing socials for the society, which this year has involved working with social secs in other societies to put on joint socials so people involved in Fossil Free can get to know each other. “Combining two of your favorite things – passion for the environment and partying – makes becoming Social Sec the position for you!”
Being part of the committee is a good opportunity to meet passionate people about the environment. You will get the chance to work on your communication skills, team work, networking etc. It’s a great chance to learn and make a difference.