Aston Campus Wildlife Group was started by a group of enthusiasts, founded by ex-employee Carolyn Taylor in 2009, to protect the wildlife on and around our campus. The group now has over 100 members, including staff and students from all around the University and they have already been involved in a number of projects on campus.
If you would like to get involved or become a member of the group please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also join our Facebook group page.
Our campus grounds house over 160 orchard trees, which staff and students are encouraged to forage. These include cherry, pear, apple and walnut trees - plus a lemon tree in the library foyer! Take a look at the Google Sustainability Map on our landing page to find out where these trees are located. Look out for well-being walks over the summer which take us on a tour of our edible campus and allow us to indulge in these delicious fruits. When the fruits are ripe and ready, the gardening team help us out by collecting all the hard to reach fruits and placing them in reception areas for people to help themselves.
There are also plans in place to increase the herb planting across campus - so watch this space!
Staff and Student Veg Box scheme
A local company, Vegetropolis has set up a regular delivery slot to the Student Union reception every second Thursday of the month. They sell organic fruit and veg seasonal boxes and a selection of other organic groceries.
Student Union Sustainable Food Project
The SU has won £1000 to use towards a student food project. The SU are in the process of setting up a student run soup making scheme, sourcing local ingredients and selling the products on campus. For more information contact email@example.com.
The Canal Adoption Team was created in 2018 as part of a Psychology Go Green Workbook excellence project. The Team are in the process of adopting the nearby canal area near Aston University. Aston staff and students can volunteer to join and help regenerate this part of the canal.
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