Social Impact Pledge

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

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Social Impact Pledge logo

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh pledges to:

Challenge ourselves to increase the positive impact we make on our local community and make better use of our assets – our buildings/grounds and our people.

In the next six months we will do at least three things that we don’t do at the moment to improve our social impact.                                                                                                        

Signed, signature of Regius Keeper Simon Milne, Regius Keeper, June 2016.                                                                                                                                                                     

1st Commitment

Increasing direct interactions between our scientists at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh and school children from disadvantaged backgrounds, to inspire and stimulate interest in scientific careers and opportunities.

                   

Geographical location of impact

  • Edinburgh

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2nd Commitment

Host horticultural careers day at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh to inform a wide section of the community of all abilities what opportunities exist in the field of horticulture.

 

Geographical location of impact

  • Edinburgh

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3rd Commitment

Develop horticultural therapy programmes at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh which would add substantially to the wider benefit not just for those involved in receiving but also for health and wellbeing opportunities for the 3rd sector in helping to be trained and to deliver.

Geographical location of impact

  • Edinburgh, Dunoon, Peebles, Stranraer (at our gardens located near to these towns).  Programme would be rolled out first in Edinburgh.

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