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The University of Southampton
Sustainability Action

2016 Staff Team Award

The Farm4Life team
The Farm4Life team


Winner of the Outstanding Staff Team award: Farm4Life

Group members: Henry Laryea, William Grassick, Ian Russell, Hannah Clewer

This initiative redistributes unwanted university furniture and materials by the Farm4Life charity in Ghana. Farm4Lifes supports the poor and vulnerable through education and the provision of resources, to encourage self-sufficiency within individuals and small businesses. In the last year alone, the team have diverted over two tonnes of potential waste, saving approximately 14286kg of carbon. Not only does this create environmental and social improvements, it also saves the university money as the items no longer need to be placed in a skip. The items provided by the university so far include:



This has supported Farm4Life in its aims of providing the resources to enable local individuals and organisations to be self-sufficient.


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