Internationals Go Green!
By Marcel Clusa and the International Student Support Team
International students from Bangor University have had a busy 2017! We have seen many students getting involved with the University’s sustainability agenda as part of a project organised by the International Student Support Office – called “Internationals Go Green”.
Great for students, the local community AND the environment
The initiative consists of a series of trips and events aimed at raising awareness on environmental issues, sustainability and wellbeing among students. In addition, all the events are organised together with other University Departments such as The Sustainability Lab and local organisations such as the North Wales Wildlife Trust and Pobl i Bobl to enhance the student experience to the
max and to work as a bridge between students and the local community.
So far, and as part of this programme, more than 150 students have helped cleaning beaches in Anglesey with the Wildlife Trust, have picked up litter around Bangor with UNDEB Bangor, and have even created Christmas decorations out of plastic litter to raise awareness of the problem with littering in our societies!
Would you like to join in?
No worries, you are still on time! Before Christmas (13th December) we will have an event in collaboration with Pobl i Bobl, an NGO for the integration of refugee families in North Wales, to help sort out clothes and other donated items that will be sent to refugee camps in the UK and elsewhere. In addition, we are very much looking forward to a series of events that will also happen during the Sustainability Carnival in February together with The Sustainability Lab. Keep up to date with this and other events by following us on Instagram and Facebook or take a look at the Internationals events calendar.
Wishing you a Merry Green Christmas to you all, see you at our events!