On the 14th October we were fortunate to receive a £400 microgrant from Neighbourly’s Seeds of Change campaign. The campaign seeks to support charities and local causes which demonstrate either activities and initiatives intent on reducing carbon emissions, or initiatives that protect natural habitats and preserve local biodiversity.
At present, we facilitate three student societies in the Glasgow area (University of Glasgow, University of Strathclyde and University of West Scotland) which aim to cultivate wellbeing and wisdom on campus as well as connecting students to our eco farm for volunteering opportunities. With this grant, we hope to better harness and support young people’s passion to heal the environment. Our present project will have a positive impact on carbon emissions in the following ways:
1) It will help educate students about how to reduce their daily carbon emissions by means of the behaviours, technologies and tools they employ.
2) We will plant trees and other plants that reduce our carbon footprint
3) We will teach students how to grow vegetables at our farm. Furthermore, they will be able to use the produce themselves, thus reducing their consumption carbon footprint.
The project will run from November 2021 until May, 2022 with the first event being a ‘Disconnect to reflect’ retreat for students on the 14th November.
https://www.tickettailor.com/events/bhakti/597882. The day’s programme will include alpaca trekking, yoga and meditation, an eco-farm tour, live music and talks on the power of meditation to help the planet, community living, and farming.
Further events within the scope of this project will bring students to our eco farm to improve their practical skills in growing vegetables, planting trees and plants and awareness about their daily habits and their impact on the environment.