Bournemouth University students took part in a cleaning event along Bournemouth beach on Sunday afternoon.
BU’s student-led society Student Action for Refugees, also known as STAR, joined forces with the Reducetarian society and the Wildlife Conservation society to represent the university at the Bournemouth Beach Clean event. The beach clean was carried out with the aid of local community litter action group Dorset Devils.
Dozens of volunteers gathered at Bournemouth Pier at 4pm, then armed with bags and litter pickers, took to the beach to remove the detritus buried under the sand. This event had initially been scheduled for a weekend in March, but was postponed due to suspected bad weather. This was the first time that these three caused-based societies teamed up for an environmental project, for which awareness was raised via social media.
STAR achieved the Green Impact award at the Students’ Union of Bournemouth University’s (SUBU) Activities awards night in March. President Nina Nagel spoke about her motivation to take part: “I really wanted to give something back to the environment, because personally I just really feel like we all need to do our bit and help with the plastic pollution that we’re facing.”
To get involved in future litter-disposal events, visit the Dorset Devils website at www.dorsetdevils.org.