Green Gown Awards 2020 - Queen’s University Belfast - Finalist

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Nurture and Grow: Connecting people through nature

Queen’s University staff, students and residents from the local community have joined forces in an effort to enhance the range of habitats within Queen’s community, ensuring South Belfast is providing a home for wildlife and enabling our local community to pull together and take action for climate change.  

Working together they have designed, planned, and created a range of biodiversity schemes resulting in a network of biodiversity hotspots and carbon sinks in the local community.  

These include the Lennoxvale Tree Nursery, Alleyway Transformation Project, Biodivers:City, Green at Queen’s Allotment, DKB Orchard and the Medicinal Garden. 

Top 3 learnings:

  1. Sustainability and acting for the environment have provided a common ground for our staff, students, and our local community to collaborate on, and drive, local action for climate change.  
  2. Working with our local NGO’s (Non-Government Organisations) enhanced and encouraged community involvement within our programme.  
  3. We have achieved long-term programme legacy and impact by connecting it with our city and regional environmental strategies and campaigns. 

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