Student drive to live more sustainably

David Gentles using driving simulator

Student drive to live more sustainably

Sustainability and how to live in an environmentally friendly way were the focus of a FVC Student Association event held at across the college campuses this week.

Starting at the Falkirk Campus on Tuesday 10 May and then visiting Stirling on Wednesday 11 and Alloa on Thursday 12, the event incorporated information stalls which provided students and staff with valuable advice on how we can all reduce our carbon footprint.

Home Energy Scotland manned a driving simulator where visitors could discover how to improve their fuel efficiency while on the roads. Falkirk Council's Housing Service were there to carry out a survey on housing for younger people, advice on Credit Unions was also on offer and the Falkirk Foodbank were also providing information for students.

A stall promoting the Scottish Youth Hostel Association's (SYHA) youth programmes was also in the reception at the same time to provide interesting news on what they can offer young people.

The photos show David Gentles from the FVC SA trying out the driving simulator as William Munro and Malcolm Eakin from Homes Energy Scotland look on.

Falkirk Foodbank volunteers (from left to right) Irene Hope, Iain Donaldson, Christine Carlyle and Georgie Wotherspoon were only too happy to provide advice on the day.

And Karen Strang, Strategy Development Coordinator, Kirsty Mcdonald Policy and Planning Officer (strategy and Development) and Ashleigh Niven a Clerical assistant all from Falkirk Council's Housing Service were delighted that so many students helped them with their survey.

Photographs taken by Jenny Thomson.

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