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Winchester Students' Union have won the inaugural NUS/Ecologist Communications Challenge Award

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Charlie Chaplin eco spoof wins Ecologist film award


1st April, 2010

Short-film was made as part of UK-wide student environmental awards that saw more than 80 universities showcasing ways to reduce their environmental impact

Winchester Students' Union has won this year's Ecologist Communications Challenge Award.

The students' short film, which you can watch at the bottom of this article, depicts a 21st century Charlie Chaplin character, who ultimately learns that doing the small things has a big impact on the environment.

The award was part of the NUS Sound Impact Awards sponsored by the Co-operative, which rewards good environmental practice in students' unions.

A total of 83 Unions took part with stand out successes including:

  • Newcastle University Union picking up The Co-operative International Development Award for collecting 18,000 used textbooks from schools and sending them out to schools in Tanzania. (You can watch a video about their project here);
  • University of Bradford Union winning the Green Innovation Award for running a successful computer re-use project, rejuvenating PCs and donating them to local schools;
  • And Edinburgh University Students' Association picking up the overall award for getting the University to ensure that medicines developed on campus are provided at cost to the world’s poorest countries.

A full list of the winners can be found on the Awards website:

You can also watch all the other short film entries to the NUS/Ecologist here.


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