A Green Week event took place at Elmwood College recently. The focus of the event was to inform staff and students about the importance of recycling and how to be energy efficient.
An information stand in the foyer provided a range of resources and leaflets about everything from recycling to the College’s car share scheme. There was a recycling point for plastic bottles, mobile phones and batteries. Low energy light bulbs were available to pick up. QR codes were located across the College, which linked directly to interesting environmental facts and the library took part with reducing its lighting throughout the week.
HND Conservation students also participated by planting 60 trees at the Farm Campus. To commemorate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee there was a special Royal Oak sapling planted, given to the College from the Queen’s Royal Estates.
The Woodland Trust is helping millions of people across the UK to come together to plant six million trees. With Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal as Patron, the Jubilee Woods project aims to create hundreds of Jubilee Woods and 60 special Diamond Woods, transforming landscapes in a generation and providing a lasting and meaningful tribute for many years to come.
John Salter, Environmental Development Manager commented, “We thought it was important for the staff and students at Elmwood College to be given information on how to be environmentally friendly. There was a lot of interest throughout the week and the event proved to be a success.”