Anglia Ruskin University’s Events Update
- Soup on the run – a weekly event carried out at uni selling soup to students and staff to raise money for for charity. Guests came to talk to customers from council about recycling, from carbon foot print to calculate their foot prints, and Tara from JGI about their work to name a few.
- Visit to a landfill site – to look at excessive waste.
- Movie evenings (environmental movies – e.g. An Inconvenient Truth) with discussions afterwards
- Annual Arran island trip – Hiking, wildlife watching (red deer, seals, and red squirrels), and a trip to holy island and a chance to meditate with a Tibetan Buddhist monk.
- Trip to Italy and Solovenija to a wildlife reserve – activities included dolomites in the alps, caves in Solovenija, the Adriatic sea. Staying overnight in the Natural Reserve “Isola della Cona” (Best Italian Reserve for birdwatching 2007). Activities – hike on the Karst Plateau, day-trip to Slovenia to the Canzian caves, and horse riding.
- River Cam clean up – A day was spent cleaning up a section of the river Cam here is a list of items that were pulled out:
- Several Lighters
- 1x Bike seat
- 1x Bike lock
- 1x Bike light
- Bag of butchers bones
- 100+ carrier bags
- 100+ crisp packets
- Several Tobacco wrappers
- Several Fast food/chips, etc. bags
- Several McDonald’s drinking cups
- Several Chinese/Indian etc. take away containers
- 1x Dog ball
- 2x Shoes
- Several Chocolate bar wrappers
- Several Sweet wrappers
- 1x Bat
- 1x Umbrella handle
- 1x Syringe body + 5 needles
- 3x Spray cans
- 35+ plastic bottles
- 40+ cans
- 30+ glass bottles
- 10+ Juice cartons
- 1x Traffic cone
- 1x Asda shopping trolley
- 5x Money boxes
- Talk and book signing by Dr Jane Goodall – Jane came and did an hour long talk in our theatre at Anglia Ruskin on her work and the Chimps at Gombe, followed by a book signing, and a lunch with selected guests and the R&S committee.
- Talk by Will Travers (CEO of Born Free), held in conjunction with Cambridge University at the Scott Polar Research Institute, were he discussed the foundation, its past and his vision of the future.
- Annual Peace Day march – A fun day at Tower bridge were the peace dove is flown and money is raised for a selected charity, this year it was the Red Balloon Foundation, and over a hundred and pounds were raised and the public were wished a ” Happy Peace Day”.
- Regular botany identification trips to botanical garden – With the chaplain Nigel Cooper who is an ex biology teacher and botany expert. He shares his vast knowledge on plant Identification.
- Production of a recipe book called Recipes for Hope, to raise money for the rangers protecting the Gorillas in the D. R . C – the book was compiled with recipes donated by members of the society and also contained environmentally friendly cleaning tips and beautiful photos of the rangers at work. Was presented to Dr Jane when she visited our University in 2007.
- Money raised for numerous charities including Bug Life, Mona Chimpanzees rescue centre, The Jubilee Project and the JGI – these monies were raised at Soup On The Run and when Jane visited.
- Fisheries Consultation – A great opportunity to influence European fisheries policy. Currently there are predictions that global fish stocks will be exhausted by 2048. The EU has a chance to reverse this decline.We shall study the consultation and compare it with textbooks from the library to draft a simple response.
Posted on November 29th, 2010 by Anglia Ruskin Team Leader
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