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Green Week 2024

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Green Week 2024

Planner for Green Week 22 - 26 April 2024.

 

Monday 22 April

When & WhereWhat Book via:  
08:00 - 22:00 B42 Concourse Southampton University Photography Society Wildlife - Photography Competition Exhibition   
All day, Bridge, Stags and Plant Pot 

Meat Free Monday

No meat in the SUSU catering outlets this Monday! The Bridge, Stags and Plant Pot will be providing meat-free alternatives all day - can you tell the difference?

 
10:00 - 12:00, B42 Concourse

Reduce, reuse, recycle and plastic-free living

Looking for inspiration on plastic-free living? Do you know what you can recycle at the University? Come to the SUSU Concourse and try your hand at our interactive recycling game and win lovely plastic-free prizes! With the University's Residences Team.

 
12:00 - 14:00, B42 Concourse

Green Stories Project. Meet the Author: Denise Baden 

Come and talk to Denise about her Green Stories project and other publications. She will have books for sale at discount prices and be available to sign copies and answer questions. The Green Stories Project offers cut-price books that entertain and educate. These include the eco-themed rom-com ‘Habitat Man’, set in Southampton, shortlisted for a Radio 4 sitcom and bestseller at October Books for two years running, and ‘No More Fairy Tales: Stories to Save the Planet’: a collection of 24 short stories.

No pre-booking required

13:00 - 15:00,

B175, Room 2009, Boldrewood Campus 

Sustainable Finance, the New Frontier. A talk by Amy Clarke, University of Southampton Alumna

Amy is Co-Founder and Chief Impact Officer of the multi award-winning Tribe Impact Capital, a dedicated impact wealth manager and B Corps. The number of job opportunities in sustainable finance have increased significantly over the last decade. Amy will explain why now is the best time - for you and for the planet - to consider a career in sustainable finance. She will also show how aligning wealth with values by addressing the extra financial risks inherent in business can be a source of opportunity to drive performance that benefits everyone and everything. Staff and students are encouraged to attend this talk.

Please find more details via this link to Southampton Business School's webpage

 Click here to book 

14:00 - 16:00, B100 Room 5013

Change One Thing! 

Green Week 2024 is inspired by the "change one thing" call for action. Come along to this in-person workshop, facilitated by Karen Clinkard, Principal Teaching Fellow in Marketing, Southampton Business School,  to find out how you can make simple lifestyle swaps to make a positive impact. A new initiative, the "Green Student" project needs your ideas and support to spread the word and encourage sustainable living. Hosted by a member of business school staff alongside student reps, this is a safe space for discussion and making plans for action.

 Spaces allocated on a first come, first served basis
19:00 - 23:00, The Bridge 

Quiz & Curry 

Join us in The Bridge for Quiz & Curry night. Including an Earth Day-themed round with a special prize

Quiz entry is £1. Curry is available to purchase, meat, vegan and veggie options available from just £5.95! 

 No pre-booking required 
All day, campus 

Look out for the local Greenpeace group promoting the Greenpeace Climate Voter initiative around campus 

 

 

Tuesday 23 April

When & Where What Book  via: 
08:00 - 22:00 B42 Concourse Southampton University Photography Society Wildlife - Photography Competition Exhibition  
11:00 - 14:00, The Concourse

Second Hand Clothes Sale 

Come and update your wardrobe at Southampton Marrow's second-hand clothes sale in support of Anthony Nolan. This Green Week let's change one thing and shop more sustainably!

All proceeds from this event will go directly to Anthony Nolan, a charity dedicated to saving the lives of people with blood cancer.

 
11:00 - 11:40, Teams

Eco-anxiety: emotional responses to the climate crisis and ways of coping 

Online session led by Lucy Dorey - Lecturer in Clinical and Experimental Science. Anxious about the climate and ecological crisis? You are not alone. Join this session to learn about our research into student experiences of eco-anxiety.

Click here to join the meeting
12:00 - 14:00, B42 Concourse

Green Stories Project. Meet the Author: Denise Baden 

Come and talk to Denise about her Green Stories project and other publications. She will have books for sale at discount prices and be available to sign copies and answer questions. The Green Stories Project offers cut-price books that entertain and educate. These include the eco-themed rom-com ‘Habitat Man’, set in Southampton, shortlisted for a Radio 4 sitcom and bestseller at October Books for two years running, and ‘No More Fairy Tales: Stories to Save the Planet’: a collection of 24 short stories.

 No pre-booking required
13:00 - 14:00, Senate Room B37

What Does the Government Actually Do and How Do I get involved? An introduction to UK climate change policy

A 1-hour in-person interactive training and discussion session on Environmental Policy in the UK, including what the government has committed to do, what it’s actually doing and what it might do next. Including a discussion of themes that are likely to be of importance for the upcoming general election, and the ways academic research can be used in the development of new policies.
Facilitated by Grace Compton, Specialist Policy Officer for the University's Sustainability and Resilience Institute and former Government Policy Consultant.

 
13:00 - 16:00, Red Brick Area 

Beryl Bikes on the Redbrick Come and try out a Beryl bike for free. Both pedal and ebikes will be available to ride. 

 
14:00 (for 14:15 start) - 15:15, Meet at B32 (Security Lodge Entrance)

Nature Escape Room Led by the University of Southampton Wildlife Society. This is an escape room experience with a difference; all about poaching and how we can prevent it and protect wildlife. This room isn't just in a building, as you will explore the entirety of Highfield Campus! Spaces are limited, so sign up now to avoid disappointment. 

In the event of bad weather this event will be rescheduled, and attendees informed.

Click here to book 
17:00 - 18:30, WSA Cafe

Give It A Go: Create Materials from Sea Waste 

Discover creative sustainability in an insightful workshop that explores the art of making material with sea waste. Are you passionate about marine conservation and creative expression? Then this workshop is tailor-made for you whether you're a beginner or an experienced creative.

Transform discarded fishing wire, ropes, and other marine debris into stunning materials. Unleash your creativity while contributing to a cleaner, healthier ocean ecosystem. Meet environmentally conscious individuals who share your passion for sustainable living and artistic expression. During this hands-on learning experience exchange ideas, techniques, and inspiration while forging meaningful connections.

 Click here to sign up
All day, campus Look out for the local Greenpeace group promoting the Greenpeace Climate Voter initiative around campus   

 

 

Wednesday 24 April

When & WhereWhat Book via 
08:00 - 22:00 B42 Concourse Southampton University Photography Society Wildlife - Photography Competition Exhibition  
10:00 - 11:00, Highfield Interchange

Wildflower planting on Highfield Campus

Come and help brighten up the planters at the Highfield Interchange with bulbs and wildflowers in this hands-on planting activity. Tools, gloves and plants provided. Spaces are limited, so please book in advance. 

 Click here to book 
11:00 - 12:00, Teams Making Connections: Clothing, Fashion & Sustainability Led by Delia Crowe, Principal Teaching Fellow, WSA   Click here to join the meeting
13:00 - 14:00, Room 3023, B100  

Working with the Enemy: Why Universities Should Not Work with "Big Oil"

A lecture by Professor Ian Williams for Green Week entitled "Working with the enemy: Why universities should not work with "Big Oil". An evidence-based, thought-provoking lecture by an environmental professional with 35 years experience.

Click here to book 

14:00 - 15:30, Meet on Redbrick (outside B42)

Wildlife Walk on the Common 

Join UoS Wildlife Society for a Spring stroll around The Common and discover the wildlife that lives on our doorstep. You are welcome to join the walk for as long as you like and leave before the end. In the event of bad weather, the walk will be cancelled and an update posted on Instagram @uoswildlifesociety. 

 
17:00, Outside WSA Canteen, WSA

WSA Sustainable Fashion Show 

Join Year 1 and 2 BA Fashion Design students at Winchester School of Art for an evening of eco-conscious fashion. Refreshments available.

 
18:30, The Bridge Level 4 B42

Southampton University Photography Society Wildlife - Photography Competition Exhibition Judging 

The winners, picked by celebrity judges Lara Jackson & Megan McCubbin, will be celebrated. Followed by a talk by Hampshire & Isle of Wight Trust on Hampshire's wildlife and taking action to protect biodiversity. Refreshments provided. Please note, the judges may not attend the prize giving. 

Click here to book 
All day, campus  Look out for the local Greenpeace group promoting the Greenpeace Climate Voter initiative around campus  

 

Thursday 25 April

When & WhereWhat Book via 
08:00 - 22:00 B42 Concourse Southampton University Photography Society Wildlife - Photography Competition Exhibition  
10:00 - 12:00, Concourse B42

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle & Plastic-Free Living

Looking for inspiration on plastic-free living? Do you know what you can recycle at the University? Come to the SUSU Concourse and try your hand at our interactive recycling game and win lovely plastic-free prizes! With the University's Residences Team.

 
13:00 - 13:45, venue tbc

Southampton SCRATCH - making a social impact

SCRATCH is a Southampton charity founded to relieve the effects of poverty for families and individuals in need in the city.

Every summer, UoS students support SCRATCH's Furnish to Flourish project by donating household items and furniture through the end of term move out scheme in Residences. These items are then provided to those setting up home without anything.

Come and meet the SCRATCH team and hear about their work and the positive impact that students' donations are having in the city.

 
14:00 - 16:00, Concourse B42

Give It A Go Crafternoon - transforming Plastic Bottles into Vases

Join us for our "Turn Waste Bottles to Vases" workshop, where creativity meets sustainability! In this hands-on session, you'll have the opportunity to transform ordinary glass bottles into beautiful vases using clay and decorative elements. Glass bottles are recommended for this workshop, so be sure to empty and clean them beforehand.

 Click here to book 
14:00 - 15:00, Online 

Launching a Sustainability Startup: Challenges & Opportunities in Climate Tech  https://www.c-free.co.uk/ 

Hear the journey of a sustainability startup and how you can build a career in sustainability. 

Click here to book 

16:00 - 17:00, Room 3001 top floor/end of corridor, South Building (1st bldg on right as enter Park Avenue), WSA

Link to WSA Campus Map

Open Hour at WSA Materials Library 

A behind the scenes in-person look to learn about sustainable materials, 'normal' materials, zero-waste fashion designs. Delia Crowe, Principal Teaching Fellow, WSA, will be your guide. Details of the talk can be found here: Link to Presentation 

 
All day, campus 

Look out for the local Greenpeace group promoting the Greenpeace Climate Voter initiative around campus 

 

Friday 26 April

When & WhereWhat Book via:  
08:00 - 22:00 B42 Concourse Southampton University Photography Society Wildlife - Photography Competition Exhibition  
10:00 - 14:00, Red Brick Area 

Bike Doctor. The Bike Doctor is back on campus! If your bike is in need of repairs or checks, be sure to stop by. The Bike Doctor will check brakes, gears and tyres to ensure your bike is ready to ride (only charges are for any parts that are needed).

 
10:00 - 14:00, Red Brick Area Sale of Refurbished Bikes. Grab yourself a bargain reconditioned bike, that's ready to ride. Prices in the region of £50 - £120.   
11:00 - 12:00, Hartley Suite B38/40 

Sustainability Strategy Update & Lunch 

As part of Green Week, leaders of the University’s Sustainability Implementation Group, responsible for delivering our Institution's Sustainability Strategy, will be hosting an update session with posters summarising the Strategy's six goals. Join us to hear the latest updates and have an opportunity to have your questions answered. The event will also be broadcast via Teams.  A vegan lunch & refreshments will be provided from 12:00 - 12:30. 

Link to Register 
13:00 - 14:00, Venue Senate Room (4049, B37  

Ask the Expert: Your Sustainability Questions Answered 

A 1-hour hybrid session in which a panel of academic sustainability specialists are available for questions from students and staff. Attendees can submit questions on all things climate science, sustainable development and lifestyle changes via a polling app, which will then be answered during this session. For example “Is being vegan really better for the environment if my food is being produced and flown long distances?” and “How likely are we to keep within the 1.5 degree atmospheric warming target set in the Paris Agreement?”  

 Click here to join the session
All day, campus 

Look out for the local Greenpeace group promoting the Greenpeace Climate Voter initiative around campus

 
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