Applicant: Katie Rees
Department: Estates Sustainability Funds awarded: £3000
Project description: Support the Green impact sustainability engagement programme by setting up a competition between teams of LSE staff to collect points by creating and implementing sustainability focused projects. The requested money to be distributed to the various Green Impact teams.
Applicants: Akshita Singla and Sukti Ghosh
Department: International Employment Relations Funds awarded: £2000
Project Description: Component one is a communication and education campaign to educate students about how their everyday actions are contributing to their carbon footprints and making small, quantifiable changes to improve it. Component two is setting up a Greenomics upcycle bartering store enabling students to exchange their used unwanted clothes and portable items, thus reducing waste. Students would be encouraged to volunteer at the store.
Applicant: Patricia Yague Garcia
Department: Geography and Environment Funds awarded: £2000
Project Description: Part one to raise awareness by designing and framing two permanent posters in all cafeterias explaining the threat of single-use plastics and offering tips on avoiding it. Part two Waste reduction all LSE cafeterias to sell reusable cups, cutlery, bags and provide students with the means to avoid single –use plastics. Also extending the 10p plastic bottle tax to plastic bags and cutlery.
Applicant: Priyanka Roychoudhury
Department: Economics Funds awarded: £2000
Project Description: Long term project aiming to make LSE a ‘no single-use plastic zone’ Phase one: researching and understanding current usage of single-use plastics on campus/in halls. Phase two: using Phase One findings to create communication strategy to inform people of the harms of single–use plastics. Phase Three using targeted methods to hep student reduce the use of single – plastics, i.e. reusable straws, filtered water taps, encourage use of reusable items, the Hare Krishna stall etc.
Applicants: Eleonora Moro, Kruti Munot, Oceane Balbinot-Vial
Department: Geography and Environment Funds awarded £1500
Project Description: Establishing a bi-termly event called ‘Second Life Festival’ to create a circular economy-based, reuse-focused student community on campus, creating a space where students can sell unwanted items, buy things on a student budget, and learn more about the environmental and social cost of fast fashion and disposable item culture.
Applicants: Sue Parsons and Dan Reeves (PSS Staff)
Department: Estates Sustainability Funds awarded £2015
Project Description: To enhance the provision of facilities for rooftop planting on the terraces outside the Shaw Library, allowing staff and students to plant vegetables, herbs and pollinating plants. Involves replacing existing wood planters with recycled plastic ones.