How do social enterprises impact the UN Sustainable Development Goals?

How do social enterprises impact the UN Sustainable Development Goals?

The catchily-named UN Sustainable Development Goals are 17 targets, created to improve the wellbeing of people and our planet. After the widespread worldwide failure in meeting the Millennium Development Goals set in 2000, 193 UN members came together in 2015 and pledged to change their national agendas to meet the brand-spanking new Sustainable Development Goals.

The aim is to meet these targets by the year 2030, their intent being to encourage sustainable and collaborative progress. The goals are wide in scope, addressing issues of poverty, gender equality, climate change, innovation of energy and industry, and more!

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How we make our solid oak chopping board from off-cuts

How we make our solid oak chopping board from off-cuts

Our handmade wooden chopping boards are made from solid oak off-cuts sourced from local joiners in Sheffield. Originally destined to become bespoke kitchen worktops, we take the pieces that are too small for work surfaces and turn them into beautiful items for your kitchen, creating a new life-cycle for materials that would otherwise be thrown away.

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Volunteer opportunities with TuffCycle

Volunteer opportunities with TuffCycle

Everyone knows that volunteering is a hugely beneficial activity to take part in. Some of the benefits include making a difference to your local community, boosting your skills, meeting new people and improving your wellbeing. With all of these advantages, you can see why so many people are keen to get involved. There are so many volunteering positions available that everyone can find something that will suit their wants and needs.

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TuffCycle Love: Save Our Sandwiches @ Sheffield Students’ Union

TuffCycle Love: Save Our Sandwiches @ Sheffield Students’ Union

In a bid to tackle food waste at the University of Sheffield, a group of bright-minded students came up with the idea for Save Our Sandwiches. The concept was to save surplus food on campus from being thrown away when it was still perfectly edible. Save Our Sandwiches began collecting food in 2015, running daily collections from the union cafe, Coffee Revolution. Now volunteers collect surplus food across the campus, and redistribute it to those in need. 

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