RAU awarded WWF funding for edible garden
The Royal Agricultural University (RAU) has been awarded £500 by the WWF, to put towards an edible and sensory garden for the benefit of students and staff.
The WWF ran an Echo Challenge competition in the run up to Earth Hour (19 March) and the RAU was crowned winner of the university category.
Pearl Costello, Environmental Officer at the RAU, said: “We are really excited to win this award, and to use the prize money to create a garden area with edible and sensory plants. We hope this will also become an enjoyable and functional space for staff and students. We plan to have it up and running by the summer – so stay tuned for more details!”
WWF and People's Postcode Lottery launched the competition to find sustainable ideas that could make neighbourhoods, workplaces or schools more environmentally friendly.
Jen Clements, spokesperson for WWF UK, said: “We had some fantastic entries and Pearl and the team’s idea is really creative and the perfect way to inspire others to do their bit. She is a very worthy winner of the university category and a great example of how we can all play our part in helping to protect the future of our planet.”
Clara Govier, Head of Charities at People’s Postcode Lottery, said: “Pearl and the team’s creation is a fantastic way to help protect the future of the planet and we hope it will inspire the nation to take their first step to making a positive impact on the environment this Earth Hour.”