Monday, 10 October 2011

Environmental Champions and Cardiff Rivers Group

After a successful launch of the new Environmental Champions volunteer scheme working on sustainability issues, the champions were out on Sunday assisting Cardiff Rivers Group with their litter pick and river clean up.

Environmental Champions volunteers  
The champions joined with around 16 Cardiff Rivers Group volunteers to clean an area near Llandaff Rowing Club. Volunteers retrieved tyres, trolleys, metal piping and even a few rubber ducks from out of the river and cleaned up the surrounding area.

Chris Davies one of the student volunteers said; “I was shocked by the amount and range of items collected, it was a very worthwhile day. It was a great use of time, and got me motivated to be out of the house seeing different areas of Cardiff and making a difference instead of just staying in on a Sunday. I was pleased to be able to bring along Cardiff students to the event to support Cardiff Rivers Group, and grateful to those students who showed such enthusiasm”

The next environmental champions event is Tuesday 11th October


3rd Floor of the Students Union – meet in the TV lounge outside the sabbatical offices/ARC office.

All welcome to attend, just turn up on the day. An induction and meeting with new volunteers is scheduled in for 6.45pm after the event for those who want to know more information

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