The Environmental Champions team will be out in force as Go Green Week launches on Monday 10th February. The team has organised activities including green workshops, a litter pick and a community walkabout for each day of the event across Cardiff University and Cardiff Metropolitan University sites as well as the Cathays area of the city.
Cabinet member for Environment, Cllr Ashley Govier said, ‘The Environmental Champions are a very committed team and it’s great to see them so fully involved in Go Green Week. We have greatly increased our work with the student community with a specialist team operating in Cathays, Roath and Plasnewydd advising all residents on aspects of recycling and food waste collection. We are also backing our One Planet vision with action on encouraging our communities to act in a more sustainable manner and these events only serve to bolster all the good work going on throughout the year.’
Student Liaison Officer, Emma Robson said, ‘Go Green Week is an excellent opportunity for us to get out there and raise awareness of sustainability issues and it’s great to see so many students volunteering and engaging with their local community. The Environmental Champions are making invaluable improvements to the local area and by encouraging their peers to live more sustainably; they are setting a perfect example for the wider student population’.
The Environmental Champions are supported by Cardiff Council, www.cardiffdigs.co.uk, Student Volunteering Cardiff (SVC), and Keep Cardiff Tidy; this partnership project has over 50 members drawn from the public, student community and public bodies such as the police and Cardiff Council.
For more information and to see a full list of events, go to www.cardiffdigs.co.uk