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The £1,000 winning idea

Submitted by Rajan Chaturvedi for Shade Trees

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Throughout the second semester students across Anglia Ruskin University submitted their green ideas to win the 2014 Green Pitch. The winning idea was decided by students through a week long voting period in the run up to our Executive Elections via our website.

This year we beat last year’s record number of submissions and votes which is testament to our students increasing engagement in sustainable initiatives whilst at our university. Last year we had 16 submissions and 194 votes, the 2014 competition saw 24 submissions and an incredible 240 votes.

The winning idea for 2014 was submitted by Rajan Chaturvedi with 76 votes and his 'Energy Savings from Shade Trees' idea. Congratulations Rajan! Rajan will have access to £1,000 funding to put his idea into practice at Anglia Ruskin University to educate and inspire other students at our university on the environmental agenda. 

All the results and more details about the competition can be found at

This competition is just one of the ways we can help build students’ employability skills but also help to increase conscientiousness of the world we live in.

None of this would have been possible without the great support from ARU Environment and Estates & Facilities.

Francesca Rust

President 2012-14


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