January Sustainability Round Up

Hoar frost on campus

This January our sustainability theme was “Stay Warm for Less”.  We promoted various ways in  which you can keep warm without having a huge environmental impact. You can see some of our tips in the slideshow below:

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We also promoted the University’s Thermal Comfort Policy which can be found here. Student Life created a fantastic video full of tips that you can watch on our Twitter.

At Refresher’s Fayre, we spoke to students about current environmental projects and utilised our “Spin to Win” game, asking them sustainability related questions for prizes. We gave away bird seed for on campus birds and promoted our Stay Warm for Less  campaign.

In preparation for work this Spring in the Kitchen Garden, we gathered together a group of volunteers to weed out the beds and fill them with fresh top soil, replanting some garlic and onions as we did so.

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This February our focus will be on “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle”,  whilst we continue to move through our sustainability campaign calendar for the academic year. You can read more about our current environmental initiatives here.

Finally, we were lucky enough to capture some images of the hoarfrost that descended upon campus. The Woodland Trust describe hoarfrost as the following:

 Hoar frost is a type of feathery frost that forms as a result of specific climatic conditions. The word “hoar” comes from old English and refers to the old age appearance of the frost: the way the ice crystals form makes it look like white hair or a beard.

 

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