Green Gown Awards 2015 Sustainability Student Champion - Anja Fischenich - Highly Commended

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Student, London South Bank University

Anja has been a one-girl volunteering legend at LSBU this year! She started off by becoming an LSBU Green Bean Society member and provided over 400 hours of volunteering time alongside successfully completing her Erasmus studies programme.

Although Anja started the year with no aspiration to become an entrepreneur, she accidently designed the award-winning ‘Great Carbon Footprint Game’ which is now being sold to other UK universities and organisations. She won an enterprise award of £1,000 to help her to develop a board game version of the game.

Alongside this Anja has helped support a number of sustainability projects with her skills in video-making, photography, über-organisation (she is German!), communication and got down right dirty in a waste audit. There is nothing that Anja cannot and will not do to help further the sustainability cause!

Top 3 learnings

1 I discovered that organisation from the beginning is very important

2 Showing others how much I care about the cause I represent really helped

3 The power of the game is in the messages behind it and not the game itself – achieving our goals indirectly through the concept of obliquity (John Kay, 2011)

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