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Eco-Dudes at Dulwich Raise Tree-Planting Funds for Inner Mongolia

December, 2009
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The Eco-Dudes from the Junior School at Dulwich College Shanghai (Dulwich) recently raised enough funds to plant 2,284 trees in Inner Mongolia and received an award from charity Roots & Shoots for their outstanding fundraising efforts.

This is the second time the Junior School Eco-Dudes have been recognized for their efforts. In 2008, they received the ‘Green Pioneer’ Award for donating the greatest number of trees that year for planting in Inner Mongolia. The forest helps offset carbon emissions.
Mr. Paul Friend, Headmaster at Dulwich College Shanghai said, “I am continually impressed with the energy of our student body and the passion shown by our teaching staff. Very well done to those involved and I look forward to our Dulwich forest growing.”

Mrs. Kelly Hersey, Year 5 Coordinator in the Junior School at Dulwich College Shanghai said, “The team has been working extremely hard since last year to continue to raise funds to plant a Dulwich College Shanghai forest. I’m immensely proud of all that they have achieved and for their dedication to increasing awareness about the little things people can do to help reduce global warming.”

Every week, thirty-five students from Years 3-6 meet to discuss the next eco-project that the teams are working on. This year, they have started an organic gardening club co-run by Mrs. Kelly Hersey and Miss Amy Thompson.

Elsewhere in the College, Ms. Moira Ross has begun little eco-dudes at DUCKS and a small group of Senior School IBDP students are now beginning a senior Roots & Shoots group.

Elizabeth Jenswold, Global Neighbour International Programmes Manager, Shanghai Roots & Shoots added: “As of April 2009, over 200,000 trees have been planted in Inner Mongolia with thanks to the dedicated efforts of the students of Dulwich College Shanghai among others. Through the dedication to helping improve our environment from these students, they have become green ambassadors who can help share what it means to take action and take care of our planet.”

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