The Logo isn’t the Only ‘Green’ Thing About IX Reach

May, 2012: IX Reach, an international layer 2 carrier, is proud to announce that it has entered into a new type of partnership – this time it is not to bring connectivity across the globe, but instead to give back to the local community; IX Reach has partnered with the local university, Buckinghamshire New University to improve the environment around High Wycombe with help from Wycombe District Council.

This project saw the organisations working together and volunteering to clear up woodland at Castlefield Wood in High Wycombe, removing everything from general litter to broken car parts, beds and carpets.

Elaine Dixon, who works in Public Relations at IX Reach and is an alumna of Bucks New University, is pleased about this new partnership; “In this ‘use and throw away’ generation, it’s important to look after our resources as best we can. Combining my interest in environmental issues with my Alma Mater meant a lot to me and it was great to see the students get involved and enthusiastic about being ‘green’.”

Amy Gordon, Vice President Student Involvement at Bucks Students’ Union, said the work even involved carrying a broken bath from the roadside.

She said: “The litter pick was a great day for our students to go out into the local community and give something back, whilst at the same time having a little competition between themselves to see who could clear the most debris!”

Over 14 refuse bags of litter were collected and then taken away by the council to be disposed of correctly. IX Reach would like to thank all that made this a successful day, and everyone that helped the local area return to a slightly greener colour.

 

About IX Reach

IX Reach operates its own purpose built international MPLS network reaching over 27 major cities across Europe and North America. IX Reach specialise in providing bespoke solutions based on point-to-point and point-to-multipoint connectivity with flexible bandwidth capacity from 100Mbps to multiple 10Gbps, VLANs, VPNs, wavelengths and business IP.

IX Reach’s network offers a robust and reliable platform designed to support customers such as carriers, ISPs, content providers and large corporates in order to expand their network across IX Reach’s 58 data centres.  IX Reach also has over 250 racks of colocation and can offer space from a 1/4 rack up to large suites. Through its partnerships with key Internet Exchanges, data centres and cloud operators, IX Reach offers all the benefits of one simple solution.

For more information about our services and our partnerships with key Internet Exchanges, data centres and cloud operators please email us at enquiries@ixreach.com or call us on +44 845 013 0845. You can also like us on facebook.com/IXReach or follow us on twitter.com/IXReach.

About Bucks New University

Buckinghamshire New University has enjoyed a long and successful history since it was founded in 1893. The University now offers an extensive portfolio of courses spanning the creative and cultural industries, the management and information management sectors, and the public sector. It also offers services to industry including contract research, consultancy and the opportunity to employ graduates.

The University has recently completed a major campus re-development programme, which saw the opening in September 2009 of: a new state-of-the-art building in High Wycombe known as the Gateway and comprising a learning resource and technology centre, events hall, gym, sports science laboratory, dance, drama, music and video production studios, library and meeting rooms; new student accommodation in High Wycombe; and a new base for nursing students and applied healthcare research in Uxbridge, West London.

Website: bucks.ac.uk

For press information, interviews and images, call Dean Valler at Buckinghamshire New University on 01494 601 636 or email dean.valler@bucks.ac.uk.