The NUS has launched 30 faces, a small project designed to help it identify what it was that influenced 30 young people to lead on sustainability. NUS says that their responses are insightful and motivational, and that 30 faces has helped it shape the new Green Impact for students’ unions [GISU] which was also recently launched. The new version of GISU is less about operational sustainability and much more about engaging, campaigning and influencing, with the ultimate aim of creating more students that want to lead on sustainability. Looking back at motivations and inspirations is often a useful way of looking forwards as well.
The definitive work on such matters was Thomas Tanner’s Significant Life Experiences work. Worth a read even after many years.