Sustainable university living

I’ve escaped from my desk to come and sit in Park Eat café/bar to write this article. Immediately I arrive, I’m confronted with an environmental dilemma. I’ve brought my Sustain It mug (of course!) for a cup of tea, but realise I can’t get any milk out of the machine because my cup isn’t chipped. The catering staff offer to put some milk in a paper cup. I insist I don’t want a paper cup and they insist it’s no bother. How should I respond? Back down politely and take the cup, or stick to my green guns and insist it’s a waste of resources and I’d rather have no milk? I decide to politely explain I don’t want to take a disposable cup, she understands and helpful gets me a china cup to put the milk in instead. An insignificant story, and the kind of decision we each make multiple times a day. My point though is this – each decision...
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Climate Strike

Climate Strike The 30-minute walkout on the 20th of September at 10am is in solidarity with school strikers around the world, whose Friday strikes have pushed climate action to the forefront of global attention. The pledge button will only go live at 10am for the Climate Strike it has now been deactivated Down tools in support of climate strikes The University is supporting a half hour strike by colleagues in support of climate action on Friday, 20 September at 10am for 30 minutes. The 30-minute walkout is in solidarity with school strikers around the world, whose Friday strikes have pushed climate action to the forefront of Global attention. we are organising a range of activities, including: the button above is inviting staff and students to sign a virtual ‘pledge wall’, allowing people to commit to new environmentally-focused actions for the academic year ahead: from eating less meat, to driving less, or talking to others about climate change. The pledge will only go live at 10am ready...
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Green Festival 2019

  The University, with partners from across the University are hosting sustainable events across the estate to raise awareness of green issues, what actions have already been taken to turn the University into a sector leading institution and what more we all can do to reduce our collection environmental impact on the environment.   This year’s Green Festival returns packed full of events. With the ever-popular tours of our Energy Centre and Carrington Building, which were fully booked almost as soon as being released last year. Dr Bike will be on site to repair and maintain all those bicycles including tandems and unicycles. The Reading Film Theatre are featuring 'Woman at War' in Palmer Building on Thursday 21st of November, the film features Halla, an environmental activist, who crusades against the local aluminium industry in Iceland. Life changes in a blink of an eye after her actions grow bolder... Then on Friday there will be a special spin class at the Sports Park for getting people...
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