Upcoming Events

Green Festival is our annual sustainability celebration where we engage with our University community to promote, educate and celebrate sustainable actions.

Green Festival 2022 timetable

Low carbon main meal recipe competition

Win a Catering meal voucher for two people and the winning recipe will feature on a Catering outlet menu

Monday 7th November 2022

Meet the Sustainability team at The Dairy, London Road

Wednesday 9th November 2022

Sustainable Travel and Air Quality Day
Find out about our sustainable travel offers, meet Reading Buses and air quality experts

Thursday 10th November 2022

Engagement Day
Student societies' volunteering fayre, community litter pick and green careers event

Friday 11th November 2022

Energy Day
Meet the sustainability team, go on an energy tour and find out more about how to be sustainable and save money

All staff and students can earn 150 Green points for every Green Festival event you attend!

Sign up here: www.doinguorbit.co.uk

FOR ALL STAFF AND STUDENTS

The best low carbon main meal recipe will be selected by an expert from Catering Services.

How to enter
Submit your entries with the subject ‘Low carbon main meal recipe’ to sustainability@reading.ac.uk
With your name
Course / department
Details of low carbon main meal recipe - including ingredients, method, why you chose the recipe and how you believe it is low carbon

Deadline
4pm 11 November

Prize
The winner will receive a Catering meal voucher for two people and have their winning recipe featured on the menu of a Catering outlet for a period of time.

Please see and note the terms and conditions of the competition here.

11:15-13:45
The Dairy, London Road - FOR ALL STAFF AND STUDENTS

Come along and meet your UoR Sustainability team who can highlight all the great ways that you can be more sustainable at work and home

10:00-15:00
Library foyer, Whiteknights - FOR ALL STAFF AND STUDENTS

Come along and find out about all our great sustainable travel offers, including free bike maintenance, lift sharing platform and car club. Also, you can meet:

  • Reading Buses
  • From 11:30-13:30 meet Marta O’Brien who will be talking about her pioneering work researching pollution and poor air quality outside schools in Reading.
  • From 11:30-13:30 meet Mark Mason from Design Nature talking about how he works with schools to tackle air pollution.

12:00-17:00
Day of Cycling, Palmer Quad, Whiteknights - FOR ALL STAFF AND STUDENTS

12:00-14:00 Dr Bike, Palmer Quad - find out everything about cycling at UoR:
- Dr Bike for free bike maintenance
- Meet Reading Bicycle Kitchen
- Find out more about the work of Sustrans
- Find out more about Reading Cycle campaign (RCC)
- Meet Thames Valley Police and get bicycle security advice
- Free cycle training
- Low cost bike hire
- Campus Security - how to keep your bike safe

13:00-14:00
Learn to ride taster session  - come and try out one of our bikes with experienced instructor. Sign up here: https://forms.office.com/r/wdURmZuAuf

Please meet our cycling expert at 13:00 on the 9th November at Dr Bike in Palmer Quad. Please wear suitable clothing for the weather conditions on the day.

14:00-14:30
Leisure ride around Whiteknights, Palmer Quad
Sign up to enjoy a scenic leisure ride: https://forms.office.com/r/DXRfQ3AF5u

Please meet our cycling expert at 14:00 on the 9th November at Dr Bike in Palmer Quad. Please bring your bike and wear suitable clothing for the weather conditions on the day.

15:30-17:00
Explore Reading cycle routes with commuting skills ride
Sign up to explore Reading's cycle routes: https://forms.office.com/r/LbqfejtQNy

Please meet our cycling expert at 15:30 on the 9th November in Palmer Quad. Please bring your bike and wear suitable clothing for the weather conditions on the day.

11:00-15:00
Student societies volunteering fayre, Mondial, RUSU

  • Come along and check out our student societies’ volunteering fayre with representatives from all the green groups
  • Speak to UoR Sustainability team about our Doing #UoR Bit sustainable action platforms for staff and students
  • Find out more from our careers team about the RED awards, including the new RED Sustainable Action award

13:00-14:00
Explore Green careers, Room 108 in Palmer building

Come along to our employers panel event - hear from Jacobs, WSP and RBWM to find out about exciting opportunities for future employment in the sustainability field. Here’s the link to the event sign up. (Maximum 65 people)

14:00
Litter pick - Outside the front of RUSU - FOR ALL STAFF AND STUDENTS

Take action to help our environment! Get involved with our litter pick in the local community. Sign up here: https://forms.office.com/r/tteuFUTv81

10:00-15:00
Library foyer, Whiteknights - FOR ALL STAFF AND STUDENTS

  • Find out how we are working to reach Net Zero by 2030
  • Get expert energy and money saving advice from RUSU’s Advice Service and Citizens Advice
  • Find out how our sustainable action platforms, Doing #UoR Bit, save you money and help you to be more sustainable

11:30-14:00
Energy tours, meet outside the main entrance to the library, Whiteknights - FOR ALL STAFF AND STUDENTS

Find out more about low carbon energy on campus by coming along to one of our energy tours! Sign up here: https://forms.office.com/r/fmHSxhLZax. 
(Maximum 12 people per tour)

How to save money and be more sustainable podcast - FOR ALL STAFF AND STUDENTS

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