Bucks New University continues to support biodiversity projects such as the landscaping of meadow grass on our High Wycombe Campus. The University has four ‘green’ roofs planted with sedum, located at our accommodation halls in Hughenden Park which provide important microclimates for insects and birds. They also provide a sustainable drainage system and have a positive impact on heat emissions.
Our biodiversity key actions include:
- Identifying reduced intervention and wildflower areas
- Investigating opportunities to integrate biodiversity into future developments
- Maintaining several bird boxes on campus
- Developing local community links, such as our work with Wycombe Environment Centre
- Regular reviews with our maintenance teams
Wycombe Environment Centre
Our students volunteer with the centre to promote and provide information about sustainable living in the area.
We have a student volunteering as a Thermal Imaging Operator who takes photos of homes during winter to show residents the heat their house is emitting. We also have a student project leader who recruits others to help run sustainability themed activities for children during half term and to help create window displays for the Centre’s charity shop.
Bucks Students’ Union achieved Silver in the Green Impact report 2014-15.