LSE's Sustainable Projects Fund

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London School of Economics and Political Science’s (LSE) Sustainable Projects Fund included a rolling prize-fund to support student and staff-led projects to enhance sustainability within the LSE community.

Financed by a 10p ‘tax’ on each bottle of water sold at LSE catering outlets and proceeds from the ReLove scheme, which allows students to donate usable but unwanted items for re-sale, the 2010/11 fund yielded £17k and two completed student-led projects.

£7k was made available for a green roof, installed in spring 2012 and £3k for a beehive installed in spring 2012, promoting biodiversity and adding value to urban areas.

This project provides practical, visible improvements to the LSE campus, increases student and staff engagement and provides valuable experience and skills for students applying to and administering the Fund.