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Green Week

The University’s commitment to reducing our environmental impact continues with the launch of Green Week.

The week long event for staff, students and the wider community aims to further the efforts of the University and student groups to reduce our impact on the planet.

Green Week

Green Week runs from 6-12 October and is packed with events to inspire and educate.

Listen to talks, debate the issues, watch demonstrations, participate in workshops, taste free Fairtrade food and much more.

It is your opportunity to learn more about the issues and what steps the University is taking to tackle sustainability and social responsibility.

Events programme

The week of events launches with the official opening by Mark Ballard, University Rector, and Adam Ramsey, EUSA President.

The day also includes the Renewable Energy Roadshow where you can find out how renewable energy works in practice.

Full details of the large and varied programme are available from the Energy and Sustainability office.

Reducing our environmental impact

The University is committed to achieving continued reduction of our environmental impact and we are proud of our successes to date.

Use of renewable energy systems has resulted in a decrease in externally purchased energy and our investment in Combined Heat and Power engines generates savings of £1 million per year.

Three of our sustainability projects were shortlisted for 2007/08 Green Gown awards.

The recently completed Informatics Forum achieved a BREEAM Excellent rating, reflecting the environmentally sustainable design and construction of the building.

We encourage sustainable travel through numerous initiatives such as the provision of shuttle buses, pool cars and improved cycling facilities.

Event details

Green Week

Workshops, talks, discussions and guided tours for staff, students and the wider community.

Monday 6 October 2008, 12.00am

Sunday 12 October 2008, 12.00am

Green Week programme