Student society a finalist for Leicester Mercury Student Award

Posted by chj6 at Dec 13, 2016 04:55 PM |
The Environmental Action Society have been commended for their achievements, as finalists for the Environmental Champion award presented by the Leicester Mercury.
  • Picking the apples on QEC campus
  • Blackthorn Manor vegetation maintenance
  • Building a bug hotel
  • Divestment campaign
  • Leicester climate march Nov 2015
  • Making Morsbags
  • Conservation day in the Orchards
  • Cleaning up the River Soar
  • Tree planting at the Stoughton playing fields
  • Clearing an invasive species from the Vicky Park Pond
  • Student Awards 2016
Student society a finalist for Leicester Mercury Student Award

The society at the awards ceremony

Now in its third year, the society has made a fantastic contribution to the University and wider community. Here on campus the society have collaborated with Hungry for Change to plant and water a fruit tree trail, from which one day students can pick their own fruit. The society have also been improving the biodiversity of University-owned land, through vegetation maintenance at Blackthorn Manor, building bug hotels at Brookfield and tree planting at the Stoughton playing fields.

Members have participated in conservation days all over Leicester with the city council's ParkForce, including Victoria Park, Abbey Park, Alyestone Meadows and Kirby Frith. 

Other society activities have included creating bug hotels with local schools, Scraptoft Valley and Falcons Primary School, litter-picking on the River Soar and creating reusable shopping bags with the local Morsbags community.

Leic Merc Awards

Alongside all of this, in June the society were awarded Campaigning Society of 2016 by the Students' Union, for their initiation of two major sustainability campaigns - to divest from fossil fuels and to encourage the use of reusable menstrual products.

Congratulations to the society! We are all looking forward to see what you do next!

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