Partnerships

The University of Lincoln works hard to build relationships with local organisations and community groups.

Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust

We are working with the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust (LWLT) to enhance habitats and support species to thrive on University-owned land.

At our Riseholme campus, we are providing the facilities and support for wildflower propagation, which will create a regional seed bank for local wildflower species. We are also working with LWLT to trial innovative verge management practices that support wildflower strips for pollinators.

Bees on flowers at Riseholme. Riseholme Hall in the Autumn.

At our Brayford campus, we are developing our landscaping plan based on recommendations from the LWLT, which will mean more native species and protected areas of the campus to support wildlife. The LWLT also supported us to create a wildflower meadow behind our Joseph Banks Laboratory building, which is now being managed by students and staff from the School of Life Sciences.

RiverCare

RiverCare and BeachCare is a national volunteer programme that has two groups operating within Lincoln, Lincoln Witham and Lincoln Sincil Bank. Their mission is simply to clean up the local river banks to make Lincoln a cleaner place to live and to protect the eco systems.

We work closely with them to promote their litterpick dates and encourage both staff and students to get involved. Our E.C.O. Society has actively been working with the Lincoln Witham group who meet up outside the Student Union Tower Bar.

You can learn more about them and upcoming litter pick dates by following their Facebook pages:  Lincoln Witham and Lincoln Sincil Bank.

Fairtrade

The University of Lincoln is a Fairtrade University. You can follow our journey here: Fairtrade University

Communities

There are many community groups around Lincoln that have a vested interest in the environmental sustainable initiatives operated by the University and how they impact the wider community. This year, we presented a sustainability update to the Carholme Community Forum and are looking forward to building better relationships with groups around Lincoln.  We also attended the Lincoln Food Partnership’s Annual Event to discuss all things sustainable food and how we can relate it to our city. We are happy to promote sustainability events around Lincoln on our social media, please feel free to get in touch by emailing environment@lincoln.ac.uk or by following us on Twitter: @GreenLincolnUni.