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Earth Day plant sale raises funds for campus tree

(28 April 2017)

Earlier this week the Humanities Administration Green Impact Stewards (HAGIS) held a plant sale to help raise funds towards purchasing a tree, which will be planted either in Brunswick Park or the area outside the old Precinct, to help enhance the natural environment of the campus. 

Members of the team donated cuttings and established plants so they could be sold to raise the funds. They included a variety of chilli plants, tomato plants, geraniums, spider plants, Aloe vera, and many more. Some members of the team also provided gardening tips to ensure the plants could thrive in their new homes. 

The plant sale is the latest campaign led by HAGIS, which has recently raised awareness on water consumption, promoted the use of Fair Trade products, and encouraged paper recycling. 

Green Impact Teams have been set up across the University to encourage staff and students to lead the way towards achieving positive environmental changes and impacts, by supporting groups of people who want to make a difference, helping them to spread the word and rewarding their efforts. The scheme plays an important part in supporting the University to embed environmental sustainability as a key priority across the full range of our activities. 

To date, over £75 has been raised towards the cost of a tree.