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School of Pharmacy wins Green Flag award

17 July 2019

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The Green Flag flying aloft Redwood

Cardiff University’s School of Pharmacy has once again been recognised in the Green Flag Awards, the prestigious international mark of quality awarded annually by Keep Wales Tidy. This is the third year running that the School has received Green Flag status, demonstrating the School of Pharmacy’s commitment to environmental issues.

The award is part funded by the Welsh government and is judged by green space experts, who volunteer their time to visit applicant sites and assess them against eight strict criteria, including horticultural standards, cleanliness, environmental management and community involvement.

The School of Pharmacy were recognised for their Chris McGuigan Memorial Garden, which is situated outside the main entrance of the Redwood Building. Established in 2017 the garden contains a memorial bench and a range of wild flowers to encourage local pollinators. This fits into the school’s wider drive for sustainability through their Pharmabees project. The space is maintained by members of staff who volunteer their time free of charge.

Research Manager and project lead, Justine Jenkins said, “We’re thrilled to have been given this award for the third year in a row. The garden continues to grow in size and remains an area of tranquillity where we can go to remember our valued colleague.”

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