Craven College Plants its Roots in Sustainability
Craven College this week welcomed Julian Smith MP for Skipton & Ripon to its Aireville Campus in Skipton to lend a hand in planting a tree for a project to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Year.
The Queen’s Green Canopy project is a unique tree-planting initiative created to mark the Platinum Jubilee and focuses on planting sustainably. The Queen’s Green Canopy encourages the planting of trees across the UK to create a legacy in honour of The Queen’s leadership of the Nation, which will benefit future generations.
Being part of this innovative project continues the College’s pledge to play its part in making the planet a more sustainable environment and the College is taking steps to build sustainability into its curriculum, its campuses and its community. Craven College pledges to be carbon net-zero by 2030 and carbon negative by 2040.
Additionally to the College’s involvement in the Queen’s Green Canopy, Principal and Chief Executive of Craven College, Lindsey Johnson has newly been appointed as the Further Education Member of the Environmental Association for Universities and Colleges (EAUC)- an Alliance for Sustainability in Leadership in Education. The EAUC is the environmental and sustainability champion within Further and Higher Education in the UK and Ireland, increasing awareness within the Further and Higher Education sector and addressing environmental issues both operationally, as businesses, and within the curriculum.
Speaking about the Queen’s Green Canopy initiative, Lindsey Johnson comments, “It’s an honour for the College to play its part in such a worthwhile project. Environmental issues are close to the heart of what we do and we are so pleased to be supported by our local MP Julian Smith, to mark our involvement in this initiative.”
About their appointment to the EAUC board, Lindsey adds, “I am very much looking forward to representing Further Education and Craven College on the EAUC board. I am keen to drive forward the environmental agenda within education as a whole and influence policies and guidance at a strategic level.”