Green Excellence: UEA Campus Receives Seventh Consecutive Green Flag Award

Green Excellence: UEA Campus Receives Seventh Consecutive Green Flag Award

(IN BRIEF) The University of East Anglia (UEA) has been awarded the prestigious Green Flag award for the seventh consecutive year, recognizing its outstanding green spaces and environmental standards. The UEA campus, covering 360 acres, includes various habitats and hosts a diverse range of plant and animal species. The campus, maintained by UEA’s Grounds and Site team, offers six Wildlife Trails and the Sainsbury Centre Sculpture Trail for students, staff, and the public to enjoy.

(PRESS RELEASE) NORWICH, 1-Aug-2023 — /EuropaWire/ — Students at the University of East Anglia (UEA) have been able to make the most of award-winning green spaces right on their doorstep, with the campus winning the internationally renowned Green Flag award for a seventh year in succession.

The Green Flag award is the international quality mark for parks and green spaces and is a sign to the public that the space boasts the highest possible environmental standards, is beautifully maintained and has excellent visitor facilities.

UEA’s 360 acres of campus, which hosts open parkland, bluebell woods and a broad, is home to 5,793 different species of plant and animal, including 108 which are rare or endangered, with the area maintained by UEA’s Grounds and Site team within the Estates division.

This marks the seventh consecutive year that Green Flag accreditation has been awarded to UEA, and the campus is open to members of the public all year round to enjoy tree walks and views over the UEA Broad.

The Green Flag Award scheme, managed by environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy under licence from the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, recognises and rewards well-managed parks and green spaces, setting the benchmark standard for the management of green spaces across the UK and around the world.

The University’s students and staff, and members of the public, can take advantage of the high-quality environs of UEA’s campus by walking on one of six Wildlife Trails – which take in campus landmarks such as UEA Broad, Earlham Hall and the famous ziggurats – or heading off on the Sainsbury Centre Sculpture Trail.

Tom Everett, UEA Landscape Manager, said: “I always feel that we’re extremely lucky to have a vast campus at UEA, and with it a wide variety of natural spaces: from woodland to open green fields to the famous broad.

“Of course the size of the campus also means it requires a lot of maintenance, and the Grounds and Site team deserve a huge amount of credit for all the work they do to keep the grounds pristine for our students, staff and thousands of visitors each year.

“It’s great to receive official recognition for that once again and is a timely reminder before the start of the new academic year in September of what a fantastic location UEA campus is to live, work and study.”

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