Looking to chage the world - (L-R) Houghall Arboriculture student of the year David Cowler, Greenpeace speaker Malcolm Reid and Aboriculture Lecturer Joe Shipley

Houghall Students Learn About Changing World

Tue, 2002-03-12 00:00

This week students at East Durham College’s Houghall Campus where treated to a talk on the issues of global warming.

Malcolm Reid, a representative from Greenpeace North East gave an insightful lecture about the work and role of charity across the globe, before talking to the students about the charity’s latest campaign ‘Save the Arctic’.

In this latest initiative Greenpeace are campaigning to halt climate change and stop oil companies from drilling for fossil fuels in the areas of melting polar ice caps, activity that Malcolm Reid explained could lead to further problems including an oil spill, which could be a catastrophe waiting to happen.

Arboriculture lecturer at the Houghall Campus Joe Shipley thanked Malcolm for coming and talking to the students and also praised the students for their involvement on the day.

Joe said: “It was great that Malcolm could come along and speak to the students and give them a view of some of the problems in the world today.

“The students were great and seemed really interested and keen to learn what Greenpeace and their projects entailed.”