BIODIVERSITY GREEN AWARDS
Sustainable LSE Staff and students across the School have been active around campus supporting schemes aimed at enhancing biodiversity on LSE’s estate.
LSE’s secret gardens High above campus, staff and students have been lovingly tending LSE’s new roof gardens. Housed on accessible rooftops across the School, the gardens are an important, and fun, part of LSE’s environmental work. They are also part of the Capital Growth Campaign, which aims to help Londoners transform the capital by creating 2,012 new community food growing spaces by the end of 2012. Staff have been cultivating a wide range of crops, from peppers and courgettes to strawberries and rhubarb, which, when harvested, will be used to feed LSE’s volunteer gardeners as well as by LSE Catering. The St Clement’s garden, managed by the Students’ Union, was created with the support of the Annual Fund. Over 150 students were involved in the project and a new students’ society is being formed to take responsibility for tending it in the future. Although more accessible to birds (some nesting gulls were spotted earlier this year) than our more earthbound campus visitors, the gardens can be followed virtually through Twitter, at twitter.com/LSEGardens