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Sustainable Bid Winners Announced

Winning ideas include greater promotion of recycling and sustainable travel and development of the Sunny Hill garden

Earlier this year we asked students and staff to pitch their ideas for a project, initiative or activity that would make the campus even more sustainable. We had £1,000 collected through the new 5p charge on disposable cups on campus to fund the best ideas  - transforming them into reality.

Thank you so much to all of you who entered your ideas – we had so many great submissions to choose from and the decision wasn’t easy.

Last month, a group of representatives from the Students' Union and relevant University staff came together to choose the ideas that could have the biggest impact.

Following on from that meeting, we can now announce that we have three very deserving winners. The ideas and individuals involved are as follows:

  1. A map showing walking and cycling routes around campus and in the locality to encourage the whole community to take more sustainable routes into the University – importantly in a way that is safe. – Adam Edwards – Adam is a staff member and works in the Library.
  2. Development of the Sunny Hill garden  into a place that students and staff can really enjoy – this will involve students working on the garden together through a set of ‘wellbeing’ days. Rebecca Torrie - Rebecca is a student here at MDX.
  3. A map of campus with all recycling points clearly indicated to raise awareness and to make it easier for staff and students to find their easiest recycling points. (Ana Coquet – Ana is a staff member that works in the University’s marketing department).

More details about all of these projects will soon be revealed – watch this space!

To get more involved in sustainability at the University, why not join one of our many relevant student societies such as the Plastic Reduction society. Have an idea about how the University community could live more sustainable? We'll be opening another round of bids in the new academic year - and will publish this on UniHub.

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