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Sussex sustainability champions plant 20 new trees for National Tree Week

Staff volunteers planting trees in December 2017

On Wednesday 29 November, the University’s sustainability champions planted 20 new trees on campus to mark National Tree Week (25 November – 3 December).

The volunteers planted an assortment of baby hawthorn, field maple, hazel, spindle and blackthorn trees – known as ‘whips’ – on a patch of grass near the foot-tunnel to Falmer railway station. See video.

Energy and Environmental Manager, Matthew Arnold, said: “We were fortunate once again this year to have the support of our Grounds Team and national landscaping provider, idverde, who kindly donated 20 trees to be planted.

“On such a cold day it was heartening to see such a great turn out. This will be a welcoming, natural feature at the entrance to our campus and it’s there now thanks to the enthusiasm of colleagues keen to make a difference.”

Staff taking part were invited from each of the 15 teams currently taking part in the NUS Green Impact scheme.

About Green Impact

An award-winning behaviour change programme, Green Impact, helps university departments to improve their environmental performance, with the aim of empowering institutions to make meaningful change on sustainability practices that also improve the health and wellbeing of staff and students.

If you'd like to get your unit or department involved in the Green Impact scheme,
please get in touch with Matthew Arnold.

Posted on behalf of: Go Greener
Last updated: Wednesday, 13 December 2017