Horticulture students at Writtle University College have launched an innovative new society. The Gaia Club will be open to students, staff and alumni and aims to help to make Writtle's estate greener and more sustainable.
The club plans to support the green, countryside campus by ensuring its: "beauty and nature are preserved and enhanced both for the generations to come, and mother nature. We aim to achieve our goal through organising various events and projects, conducting research, educating and raising awareness. Our work does not stop there, because we also want to connect students and exchange knowledge".
For its first event, the Gaia Club arranged a local giveaway. Plants were propagated and grown by the club's members before being distributed free-of-charge to the local community, with a QR code linking to the organisation's website.
Student organiser Toby Alkhersan explained that more initiatives will soon be underway: "We will be holding many events. Some of them include litter picking, managing the campus rubbish handling, the estate sustainability plan, campus allotments and research projects we are undertaking for ICL."