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University community invited to take part in 30 Days Wild campaign

Loughborough University is encouraging its students and staff to get involved with the national 30 Days Wild campaign initiated by the Wildlife Trust, which aims to inspire people to do one wild thing a day throughout the month of June.

The campaign encourages people to take actions that will help nature, including building log piles, going on nature walks, and learning more about the biodiversity across the campus.    

From 5 June, the University community is invited to take part in a nature photography competition to reflect the beauty of our campus. Those who would like to take part can submit photos to for a chance to win a prize. The competition will run until 28 June, with a winner announced shortly after. 

Other events planned for the campaign include a picnic lunch (12.30pm onwards) at the Walled Garden on 9 June, a nature treasure hunt in Burleigh Woods on 17 June, and a wild walk around the campus on 29 June, 12pm-1pm (starting outside Bridgeman Building).  

The Gardens team will also be providing free logs for staff and students who wish to make their garden more wildlife-friendly for insects and other small animals.  

You can also look out for daily posts on the Sustainability team’s social channels, where they’ll be sharing ideas throughout the month of how you can take one small action each day.  

Rich Fenn-Griffin, Assistant Gardens Manager commented: “Being in nature is one of the best ways to improve your mental and physical health. The 30 Days Wild campaign is an opportunity to take time for ourselves and for us to reconnect with the natural world, through positive and simple actions that bring the benefits of biodiversity to the forefront in our lives.” 

This is a great opportunity to connect with nature and to take actions that will help to protect the environment. By participating in the campaign, students and staff at Loughborough University are helping to make a positive impact on our natural world.