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Sustainability at UH - Go Green Week 2024

Go Green Week 2024

Go Green Week 2024 is coming to Herts w/c 4th March.

Living a sustainable lifestyle brings multiple benefits: it can save you money and improve mental health and wellbeing, all whilst protecting our local areas, wildlife, and the planet.

Go Green Week is your opportunity to take part in the sustainability discussion, learn how to live a sustainable and healthy lifestyle and communicate about climate change, which is increasingly important for employability as society strives for a sustainable future.

During the week you will get to take part in different sustainability activities put on by University staff and students including clothing upcycling,  litter picking, a quiz night and much more!

 

Pre Go Green Week event

Date & Time

 Activity & Location

 Descriptions

 Open to students/ staff

Sign up?

Saturday 2nd March

11:00-12:30

Community Litter Pick

- TBC

Join the Love Welwyn Hatfield Litter Pickers in keeping Herts tidy and protecting local wildlife.   Both  N/A

 

Activities lasting all week 

Activity

 Descriptions

 Open to students / staff

Links

Go Green Week Learning Challenge

Complete five learning activities of less than 10 minutes each to
develop your understanding about how you can go green and enter the prize draw to win a pair of Bluetooth headphones with mic, thanks to your Digital Capabilities Team. 
 Both Challenge link

Get Creative: Online Arts Activities, Scuplture walk

Get creative this Go Green Week and take part in these self-guided activities suggested by your UH Arts + Culture team. We'd love to see what you have made, please share with us on social media @unihertsarts.

Both

- Go Green Craft

- Sculpture walk

 

Make your Career Sustainable

Tune in each day with your Careers team as they share tips on where to look for green jobs, how to identify green employers (and employers who actively support sustainability)as well as what to do to improve your chances of finding a green career.  

 Both

Link to socials 

LRCs Go Green

Check out the Reading for Pleasure area in the CL LRC to discover a Go Green book display along with a suggested Go Green reading list and also colouring sheets and quizzes. There will also be book swap trolleys in both LRCs. 

Both

Link to socials

 

Meat-free Monday

Date & Time

 Activity & Location

 Description

 Open to students/ staff

Sign up?

Monday 4th March

12:00-14:00

Carbon Foodprint Challenge

- Forum Restaurant, CL

Come along to our pop-up stall with Aramark to learn about their Carbon Foodprint initiative to support you in making sustainable food choices.  Both N/A

Monday 4th March

15:00-16:00

Sustainable Food Challenge

- Forum Foyer, CL

Come along to play our sustainable food challenge as well as try free samples of sustainable treats!  Both N/A

Monday 4th March

17:00-19:00

Sustainable Food Film Screening

- TBC

Join us for a screening to learn more about our food systems and how these will need to adapt with our changing climate. Discover new technologies and innovative ways of farming being put into practice. Refreshments will be provided.  Students  Yes

 

Travel Green Tuesday

Date & Time

 Activity & Location

 Descriptions

 Open to students/ staff 

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Tuesday 5th March

12:00-12:30

Walk and Talk CL

- Meet outside Main Reception, CL

Join HertSquad in getting active this lunchtime. Take the time to appreciate the biodiversity of Herts, talk to colleagues/fellow students and get your steps in all whilst boosting your wellbeing.   Both N/A                                                                      

Tuesday 5th March

12:30-13:00

Walk and Talk DH

- Meet outside the HertSquad office, HSV, DH

Join HertSquad in getting active this lunchtime. Take the time to appreciate the biodiversity of Herts, talk to colleagues/fellow students and get your steps in all whilst boosting your wellbeing.   Both N/A

Tuesday 5th March

17:00-19:00

Quiz and Games night

- Maclean Court Common Room

Meet our Sustainability Advocates and test your knowledge on all things sustainability! Students Sign up link coming soon

 

Wildlife Wednesday

Date & Time

 Activity & Location

 Descriptions

 Open to students/ staff

Sign up?

Wednesday 6th March

11:00-15:00

Wildlife Crafts

- Forum Foyer, CL

 Take a break from your studies and join the Creative Arts society in making wonderful wildlife crafts.   Both N/A

Wednesday 6th March

12:00-13:00

Trees: Their role in our environment

- F323, Wright Building, CL

 Learn about the importance of trees in this lunchtime talk with James, Tree Officer from Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council.   Both Yes 

Wednesday 6th March

13:00-15:00

Allotment Workshop

- Allotment plots near the sports pitches, CL

Join Groundwork UK to develop skills, meet new people and create a flourishing and bountiful green space on campus.

 Students

Yes

Wednesday 6th March

17:00-19:00

Birdbox Making

- AA185, Workshop 2 , Art & Design building, CL

 Join your Creative Arts Green Team this Wildlife Wednesday and make your own birdbox!

 Students

Yes - will go live closer to the time

Wednesday 6th March

17:00-19:00

Movie Night: Mission Blue

- Forum Theatre, CL

Join the Green Herts society as they sit down to watch this inspiring film about protecting our oceans. 

Students

Sign up link coming soon

 

Thrifty Thursday

Date & Time

 Activity & Location

 Descriptions

Open to students/ staff  

Sign up?

Thursday 7th March

TBC

Thursday Break: Go Green Week

- Seventy7 and Forum Foyer, CL

Join Herts SU for their Sustainable Edition of Thursday Break this Go Green Week! Check out the Enactus Society with their Thrift Store in the Forum Foyer!

Students

N/A

Thursday 7th March

12:00-13:00

 Go Green Litter Pick

- Meet outside MacLaurin building, DH

 Join the Finance Department for the Go Green Litter Pick. Help make a difference for the environment and wildlife around the MacLaurin Building and DeHavilland Campus. All welcome.

 Both

Safety form must be completed. 

Thursday 7th March

14:00-15:30

Clothing Upcycling

- The Key, CL

Join us for a clothing upcycling session with our wonderful Chaplain who has the tricks to help you transform your clothes into fresh, new styles. Plus, there'll be yummy refreshments to keep those creative juices flowing. Let's create, save, and sip – see you there!

 Both

N/A

Thursday 7th March

18:00-20:00 

Reslife: Upcycling craft

- Bellingham Common Room, CL

 Join your Reslife team this Thrifty Thursday and design your own canvas tote bag to slay sustainably!

 Students

N/A

 

For the Climate Friday

Date & Time

 Activity & Location

 Descriptions

Open to students/ staff

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Friday 8th March

11:00-12:00

Digital Sustainability Talk

- Online

Whilst moving a lot of our work from paper to digital has had some environmental benefits, the digital world has a hidden impact. Join Jake and Dang from LCS in this session to explore the environmental impact of digital activity and ways we can reduce our digital carbon footprints.

 Both

Teams link

Friday 8th March

12:00-12:30

Food Waste Talk

- Online

 Join Paul from our SPECS department as he shares his positive experience in using the 'Too Good To Go' app to play his part in tackling food waste. 

 Both

Teams link

Friday 8th March

14:00-15:00

Introduction to En-ROADS

- E150, Main building, CL

Join your Environment & Sustainability team in exploring the En-Roads simulator tool to see if you can create a scenario for a sustainable future!

 Both

Yes

Friday 8th March

17:30-19:30

GEPSoc Quiz Night

- 1C117, CL

 Join your GEP Society and test your sustainability knowledge!

 Students

Sign up link coming soon

 

Sustainable Saturday

Date & Time

 Activity & Location

 Descriptions

 Open to students/ staff

Sign up?

Saturday 9th March

11:00-15:30

Highfield Park outing

- Coach pick up from The Forum, CL and the taxi rank, DH

 Get outdoors this Sustainable Saturday and discover the natural history of Highfield Park in St Albans with Tim from Dean of Students, a trustee of the park.  Transport will be provided. Bring your own lunch for a picnic in the park if the weather allows. 

 Students

Yes

 

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