– In November 2011 Bristol graduates asked to help replenish their yearly paper use
10/06/2011 reports that the University of the West of England (UWE) is running an innovative scheme for its graduates whereby recent students attending the awards ceremonies this November can help to give back to the environment and offset all the paper used during their time at the university.

Online PR News – 06-October-2011 – – The UWE November Awards Ceremonies will be held for postgraduate students and students that have taken research degrees and will run between 14th and 24th November 2011. Up until the end of November people can contribute to the special scheme and donate just £3 to plant their own ‘Degree Tree’.

For each donation of £3, graduates will get a fruit tree planted in Usisya, Malawi which will also help provide locals with agricultural training and create a much needed source of food. It’s estimated that on average a UWE student uses around 700 sheets of paper every year and the project is designed to offset this and also help the local communities who survive on under 77 pence every day.

To make a donation people can send a text titled DEGREETREE to 70303. Last year the university managed to match the number of planted trees with the number of students that graduated with 6,000 plantings in total.

Lek Boonlert, marketing head at commented: “The actual awards ceremonies for graduates will be held within Bristol Cathedral and over this period finding availability at a hotel Bristol City Centre has to offer is set to be significantly more difficult with the influx of returning graduates.”

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