Green Festival 2021

In collaboration with the Walker Institute, RUSU and local community groups

31st October to 12th November

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The COP Climate Action Studio (COP CAS) enables doctoral students to remotely participate in the annual UNFCCC (United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change) Conference of Parties in real time.
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1st November to 5th November


Photography Contest - EXTENDED


Theme: Sustainability across campus and within student life
Ideas: Food, Campus, Student Life, Nature, Home
How to enter: Submit your entries with the title: 'UoR Green Festival Photo Competition’

  • With your name:
  • Course:
  • Title of image:

To or via social media with the hashtag #UoRGreenFest
Deadline EXTENDED: 12th of November 12 o’clock (Lunchtime)
Prizes: 5 x £10 UoR food vouchers to be used on campus. Images will be used in marketing at the University of Reading throughout the year to show sustainability throw the eye of it,s students and staff.

We welcome both staff and student contributions!

Wednesday 3 November

Green Festival Showcase event 10-1pm 360 at RUSU – open to staff and students

Come along and meet lots of local environmental and sustainability groups, find out what you can do to help the fight against climate change and lower your carbon emissions. Attendees include: Reading Hydro, Reading Community Energy Society, Reading Friends of the Earth, Select Environmental, Reading Green Wellbeing Network amongst many others.

12-2pm Day of Cycling in Palmer Quad

Visit Dr Bike for free bike maintenance, find out about free cycle training and low cost bike hire. Campus Security will be present to give advice about bike security and offering discounted D locks. My Journey Wokingham (, Reading Bicycle Kitchen ( and Reading Cycle Campaign (Reading Cycle Campaign – Working for a cycle friendly Readingwill also be there!

At 2pm join us for a leisure ride around campus for an hour and see the beautiful Autumn colours.

Thursday 4 November

11-1pm Library foyer

Sustainability Team and Green Rewards present the rebranded JUMP platform #DoingUORBit. As well as celebrating the winner's of the JUMP platform last year and their donation to their chosen charity.

To Join This Event Online Click Here

11-11:45 Online webinar ‘Saving energy in your home’

How to save energy in your home while possibly making financial saving and protecting the planet in the long term.

Dr Emmanuel A Essah  - Associate Professor in Sustainable Technologies
Dr Mehdi Shahrestani - Director of Architectural Engineering - TBC
Dr Maria Vahdati - Programme Director, MSc Renewable Energy: Technology & Sustainability 
Professor Jacopo Torriti - Co-Director, Centre for Research into Energy Demand Solutions (CREDS)
Luke Cantellow - Energy officer from the University of Reading

1pm All staff briefing

A presentation from our Energy and Sustainability Director, Dan Fernbank, talking about how we will achieve net zero carbon by 2030

Friday 5 November

12-1pm ‘Shout for Sustainability’ outside Carrington

Hear from senior University staff and RUSU about the ambitions to put sustainability at the heart of the University

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