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Take part in Go Green Week

As part of the University’s Go Greener programme to become one of the most sustainable universities in the UK, we’re marking Go Green Week from 25 February-1 March.

A variety of activities are being run throughout the week by the University Estates Team, the Business School Green Impact team, Sussex Students’ Union, SussexFood and Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts.

Take a look at some of the highlights and sign up now to play your part. 


Events at Attenborough Centre for Creative Arts

On Monday 25 February, 30-minute talks by staff and students are taking place in the Jane Attenborough Studio from 12.30pm-3.30pm. 

Stalls will also be present in the Attenborough Centre foyer from 2.00pm-5.00pm with information on a range of sustainability issues and free virtual reality films.

Monday 25 February
12.30pm-1.00pm
Jane Attenborough Studio
Responsible Business: Food Waste

Watch videos from the Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU) about food waste research and other aspects of sustainability.

Monday 25 February
1.00pm-1.30pm
Jane Attenborough Studio
LASI (Laboratory of Apiculture & Social Insects)

Learn about research on campus to help bees and find out more about the garden flowers that bees most visit.

Monday 25 February
2.00pm-2.45pm
Jane Attenborough Studio
Politics of the urban nexus of water, energy and the environment + Q&A 

Join Dr Ralitsa Hiteva and Dr. Saurabh Arora (SPRU - Science Policy Research Unit), for a talk and Q&A session.

Monday 25 February
2.00pm-4.00pm
Seminar Room workshop 

The Importance of Being Owners: through the lens of co-operatives with SEASALT Housing Co-op and Scoop Food Co-op.

Monday 25 February
3.00pm-3.30pm
Jane Attenborough Studio
Fred Henderson from Ecosia

Hear about the student campaign to use search engine Ecosia, which plants trees for every search. Fred and other students from Sussex are working with students to encourage other universities to take this step. Read more about Fred on This Sussex Life.


Other events on campus

Tuesday 26 February
12.30 pm-1.30 pm
Library Square
Staff and student litter pick

We're hosting a joint student and staff litter pick to tidy up the south side of Stanmer Park alongside the west entrance to campus - ensuring that our local environment is properly cleaned up.

Tuesday 26 February
1.00 pm-2.00 pm
Jubilee G32
Unpacking 'regime resistance' in sustainable energy transitions: Case of the Capacity Market for electricity in GB, with Dr Matthew Lockwood

SPRU are hosting an energy and climate seminar with Dr Matthew Lockwood, a member of the Sussex Energy Group. This seminar will address energy policy in Great Britain, focusing in detail on the introduction of a Capacity Market (CM) as Britain expands into variable renewable sources.

Tuesday 26 February
2.30pm to 3.30pm
Jubilee G30
Green Impact Awards

As part of Go Green Week 2019, Vice-Chancellor Adam Tickell will be presenting Green Impact awards to all participating teams at the University of Sussex. The award ceremony is open to anyone who's interested to attend, so come and join us in celebrating the successes of our Green Impact teams this year.

Wednesday 27 February
3.00pm
Jubilee 144 - small lecture theatre 
Film screening 

An Inconvenient Truth (2006)

Thursday 28 February
12.00noon-2.00 pm
Business School Community Hub
VR Headsets/Bird Feeder making session 

During the colder weather, birds around campus need a helping hand, so bring your juice cartons and plastic bottles and join us at the Business School Community Hub to make some recycled birdfeeders. We will also have three VR headsets showing short conservation films.

Friday 1 March
Across campus
Cup-free Friday

Help reduce single-use items and the cost of your coffee by bringing in a reusable cup or mug. Campus outlets will be restricting the use of disposable cups for one day. Could this be the future? Can we all remember to bring a cup?

Friday 1 March
12.00noon
Northfield Bar
In conversation with Caroline Lucas

Caroline Lucas MP will discuss what a green, more sustainable and fairer world could look like. Caroline Lucas is the MP for Brighton Pavilion and has been standing up for the environment and social justice since her election in 2010. Caroline will be hosted by the University of Sussex Green Party Society as they discuss with her why we should be building a greener future, what challenges we face, how green politics works, and what her experience has been in fighting for a sustainable world. Join us for a talk and Q&A from someone leading the way to building a greener, more sustainable and fairer world.

Friday 1 March
12.00noon-1.00 pm
Bramber House, Fourth Floor
Solar panel tour

The University of Sussex solar panel project is the biggest university solar panel project in the UK. More than 3,000 solar panels were activated in October 2017, marking a step towards our goal to become one of the most environmentally friendly universities in the country. Sussex Estates and Facilities (SEF) invite you to tour the campus and understand the impact that these solar panels have on our energy consumption and generation. Book a place now.

Friday 1 March
1.30pm-2.30pm
Park Village allotments
Tree Planting for Go Green Week

To close off Go Green Week, Sussex Estates and Facilities have arranged to plant a number of trees on the north-west side of campus to support local wildlife. Open to all interested parties – remember to wear sensible clothing!

Plus, win an electric scooter!

All Sussex students can enter the Students’ Union’s competition to win an electric scooter from Bumblebee Bikes, with a helmet painted by Lois Hara.

The runner-up prize is a year’s digital subscription to Ethical Consumer.

Simply share photos of yourself on Instagram doing green things using #BeeGreener and also tagging @bumblebikes and @ethicalconsumer.

Photos will be digitally collected by the SU and winners will be announced at the end of Go Green Week.


Posted on behalf of: University of Sussex
Last updated: Wednesday, 27 February 2019

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