Green Lancaster publishes its Annual Report 2022/23

Green Lancaster Annual Report 2022/23 cover

Find out more about the achievements of the students, staff and the wider community that makes up Green Lancaster’s inspired community in the Green Lancaster Annual Report 2022/23.

Green Lancaster is a partnership between Lancaster and the Students’ Union devoted to engaging students, staff, and the local community in practical responses to the climate and ecological emergencies. Green Lancaster’s invitational approach aims to bring people together around collaborative learning journeys, creative responses, and practical projects with positive impacts for the local community, wider society, and the living planet.

2022/23 saw the further development of multiple long-established Green Lancaster projects. The ‘ECOWild’ scheme has engaged students in restoring nature in more than 5 hectares of on-campus land, largely through invigorating natural regeneration and succession, and planting wildflower meadow, scrub, and woodland with embedded communal spaces for people to enjoy these landscapes.

Working with a network of regional partners, a programme of 13 off-site field trips have taken place in environments as diverse as coastal beaches and upland landscapes. Green Lancaster’s ‘Don’t Ditch It’ (DDI) project has gone from strength to strength in 2022/23, engaging a team of highly motivated student volunteers to intercept redundant household goods on campus and donate them to the local organisations and the on-campus ECOShop. The DDI project raised more than £7,000 reinvestment in Green Lancaster in 2022/23, a perfect model of the circular economy in action.

2022/23 also saw the continuation of the ‘Sustainability Leadership’ programme on the Isle of Eigg, Scotland, in addition to the start of a brand-new student vacation travel programme in Lausanne, Switzerland in coordination with the Global Experiences team. The programme, which will continue in 2023/24, emphasises Green Lancaster and Lancaster University’s investment in the leaders of tomorrow.

Read the annual report to find out more about Green Lancaster’s optimistic blueprint for the future.

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