Green Champion: Tessa Willy

Roehampton's Tessa Willy has been named a Green Champion at the Wandsworth's Green Heartbeat Awards, for her 'RU Outdoors' campaign.

Posted: 26 September 2011

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Roehampton's Tessa Willy planting a tree as part of Roehampton's 'RU Outdoors' campaign.

The 'RU Outdoors?' project, developed by Tessa, sparked the creation of an allotment and an outdoor area for teaching, volunteering and other cultural schemes. The upkeep of 20 vegetable-growing beds is partly carried out by staff and students, however the area has been opened up for use by local groups and individuals.

Tessa has welcomed local schools, charities, religious establishments and even patients at the hospital, helping root the University firmly within its local community. Having most recently worked with the safer neighbourhood team and local primary school on an environmental poetry competition, her tireless commitment has made Tessa a well-known leader-by-example in terms of environmental sustainability education.

Tessa said the award was a team Roehampton effort, and that she was delighted and honoured: "This award is the culmination of a great team effort, down to the dedication and commitment of numerous members of staff together, students and the wider community."

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