Your Root to Sussex

We're pledging to plant a tree for every prospective student that travels to our Open Day on Saturday 3 June by public transport.

Side by side images of bus at bus stop and hands planting a tree in soil.

About the scheme

We have partnered with Sussex graduate-led Trees for Trips, to plant a tree for every prospective student that travels to our Saturday 3 June Open Day by public transport.

With many visitors expected at our on-campus events this year, we’re encouraging you to lay down roots for change by choosing 'Your Root to Sussex', supporting our sustainability mission and becoming part of the growth to a better future. You can do this by travelling by bus or train, to reduce carbon emissions and think about your environmental impact/footprint.

In 2022 we welcomed 1,233 visitors travelling by public transport; that's 1,233 potential new trees in the Sussex area.

Get involved

  • Book your place on the Saturday 3 June Open Day and select public transport on the booking form.
  • Make sure you tell us that you have arrived using our instructions in reminders nearer the time.
  • Your tree will be planted in the surrounding Sussex target areas to help increase biodiversity and Sussex water quality.

Trees for Trips

Trees for Trips is a new scheme led by Sussex graduates Tim Merritt and Diana Valenzeula, following their Trees for Graduates campaign. They’ve partnered with the University of Sussex and the Wilding Network to support tree planting along Sussex riverbanks and watercourses, helping to improving water quality and boosting biodiversity.

The scheme seeks to empower students and their families at a pivotal moment, by enabling a small action for the betterment of the future of the environment.

Trees for Trips received funding in our annual Pitch for the Planet competition for enterprising Sussex students.

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