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UoY Amazon Boycott

  • 27/11/2020 - Working On

Amazon is a terrible company that fails to pay taxes, destroys the environment, and exploits its workers.

The UoY should have nothing to do with Amazon. The university and its colleges should stop using Amazon vouchers. Thankfully, Alcuin college has assured me they have already taken this step. Now, let's see the rest of the university follow suit.

I have spoken to Charlotte Ingrey (YUSU Environment and Ethics Officer) and they have already given this idea the thumbs up. Let's make it happen!

Submitted by WILLIAM SMITH

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3 Comment(s)


Absolutely support this, there's no reason Amazon needs any attention from UoY


For anyone who was maybe a little unsure, the plan is to have an ethical alternative instead. Students won't be left out of pocket!


Hi! In the lead up to the holiday season, James College will be using its social media platforms to promote student owned, small local, ethical, and minority led businesses as shopping alternatives to Amazon.

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