Between the 22-24 November 2017, the University and RUSU hosted events to raise awareness of green issues, what action has 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.
The Festival saw the return of popular events such as the tours of our University Energy Centre, Dr Bike, a Green Flux night at 3Sixty and David Attenborough Day, where staff and students were able to sit in RUSU and watch David Attenborough all day (both education and relaxing!)
There was also a cycle ride led by Karen Robertson, our cycle skills trainer, who took a number of riders in a tour of the beautiful Whiteknights Campus. Despite it being a little chilly, people wrapped up warm and demonstrated it doesn't have to be the middle of the summer to enjoy getting onto two wheels!
Sustainability Services entered a team into the GeogSoc quiz night which was held in Northcourt Bar and despite their best efforts, were only able to come away with second prize. Congratulations to the Geographers who won! Before the quiz, there was a short presentation on the University's new Student Sustainability Award. If you are interested in getting involved, there is still plenty of time.
On the Friday morning, 60 environmental management students were hosted by the campus at Greenlands in Henley and were taken on a tour of the site. As part of their next assignment, they will be making recommendations on how we can improve environmental performance at the campus - We look forward to seeing their reports!
A big thank you to everyone who helped put together the Festival and everyone that attended one of the events. We'll be back next year with another programme of events but in the mean time, if you do want to get involved in Sustainability at Reading, email us at