NESCol’s Spotlight on Sustainability aims to plant 140 trees

September 17, 2021

North East Scotland College is set to plant 140 saplings across their campuses and centres in the next year as part of the Queen’s Green Canopy project.

This is being done as part of the College’s Spotlight on Sustainability, which takes place in September, and is one of many Spotlights that will be shone on issues that affect the wider world throughout the year.

During September, NESCol will be taking part in many initiatives and sharing their commitments to the environment in the lead up to COP26.   Their first pledge is to “Enhance our Green Spaces”.  Participating in the Queen’s Green Canopy project will help to fulfil this pledge.

The Queen’s Green Canopy is a unique tree planting initiative created to mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022. NESCol has earmarked space for 140 trees across their Aberdeen City, Clinterty and Fraserburgh Campus. More information about the planting and how to get involved will be shared soon.

Head of the College’s Respect sub-group, Associate Vice Principal Alesia Du Plessis said, “This project will enhance the College’s green spaces by encouraging more wildlife to our sites, reduce the College’s carbon footprint, and enhance the look and feel of our campuses. It’s just one of many things we’ll be doing this academic year as part of our Spotlight on Sustainability, and our commitment to work towards a Net Zero economy.”