Friday, 20 January 2012

Greenwich University Green Week is Just Around the Corner

Following the success of last year’s University of Greenwich Green Week, the event is back in February 2012 with lots of great green activities! At the Green Week Fayre stalls at the Avery Hill, Greenwich and Medway Campus, staff and students will be able to learn more about the different initiatives for sustainability at the University and hear from various local organisations, departments and charities. The focus will be on how we can reduce our carbon footprint, increase recycling, reduce waste and a whole lot more!

Here's a few photos from last year to get you excited:

Students testing the School of Engineering’s bicycles generating electricity to power household items

Tasty organic treats!


The Green Gnome was of course present. Can you spot him?
Inspired by People & Planet, who organise Green Week at various universities around the country, the Sustainability Team will be hosting this year’s event at Avery Hill, Medway and Greenwich. There will be stands and stalls from a variety of University departments, local organisations, University suppliers and local charities. One stall we are particularly looking forward to our very own SWAP STALL, where people can donate their unwanted pieces of clothing, books, accessories etc. for an item in exchange. We cannot wait to see what funky items people will bring and are sure that one gnome’s unloved jumper will be another gnome’s new favourite! (This is a great excuse to get rid of that unwanted Christmas present!)

Excited about the swap stall
Come along for fun and leave just a little bit wiser on what the University and you can do to 'go green!'

For full details see below:
 
Avery Hill Fayre – Mon 6th February – The Dome - 10am – 2pm

Greenwich Fayre – Tues 7th February – Queen Mary Undercroft – 10am – 2pm

Medway Fayre – Thursday 9th February – Pilkington Atrium – 10am – 2pm




Avery Hill – Monday 6th The Dome 10am - 2pm:

ABM Catering - Showcasing the sustainable foods on the University of Greenwich menuSchool of Engineering - Have a go on their latest bicycle powered contraption!


Greenwich Council - Promoting the greener travel alternatives in the borough.
Bicycle Powered smoothie maker - have a go at making your very own healthy drink while burning a few calories while blitzing the fruit!


Tapwater.org - Re-discover the glories of free water

Sustrans - Charity promoting the use of sustainable transport are here to promote the virtues of walking and cycling and hoping to persuade you to become an active travel campion.

Swap Shop - bring your unwanted Christmas presents and long neglected items of clothing and swap them for something else

Student Switch Off Olympics - Get involved in the first truly great sporting event of 2012 and save some energy while you're at it!

Bywaters - Ever wandered where all your recycling goes? Bywaters will have a range of items made from University of Greenwich waste.

Transport - want to save time, money and be more environmentally friendly? Of course! Come and find out about the cheaper and greener ways of getting to campus.

Community Garden & Allotment - Ever dreamed of living the 'Good Life' but not had the land to do it? Now you can grow your own at Avery Hill - come and sign up to get your hands dirty


Greenwich – Tuesday 7th Queen Mary Undercroft 10am - 2pm


ABM Catering - Showcasing the sustainable foods on the University of Greenwich menu.

School of Engineering - Have a go on their latest bicycle powered contraption!

Greenwich Council - Promoting the greener travel alternatives in the borough.
Dr. Bike - Courtesy of the Council you can come and have your bicycle fixed for FREE


Tapwater.org - Re-discover the glories of free water

Sustrans - Charity promoting the use of sustainable transport are here to promote the virtues of walking and cycling

Greenwich Bees - Camilla (our beekeper) will be taking a group of people to see the famous University of Greenwich bees at 1pm.

Greenwich Market - Greenwich market will be having a stall to show of the best of the traders green credentials.

Swap Shop - bring your unwanted Christmas presents and long neglected items of clothing and swap them for something else

Stockwell Street - Find out how the University is working towards making the new building as green as can be.


Medway – Thursday 9th Pilkington Atrium 10am - 2pm


ABM Catering - Showcasing the sustainable foods on the University of Greenwich menu

School of Engineering - Have a go on their latest bicycle powered contraption!

Tapwater.org - Re-discover the glories of free water


Sustrans - Charity promoting the use of sustainable transport are here to promote the virtues of walking and cycling

Swap Shop - bring your unwanted Christmas presents and long neglected items of clothing and swap them for something else

Transport - want to save time, money and be more environmentally friendly? Of course! Come and find out about the cheaper and greener ways of getting to campus.

University of Kent - Kent come along to show off all the things that they have been doing to reduce their environmental impact.
Canterbury Christ Church Universtiy - Canterbury are also coming along to show off all the things that they have been doing to reduce their environmental impact.

2 comments:

  1. We should celebrate more environment friendly weeks.
    Good going.

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