After Development Week we’re thinking about all things sustainable with our first-ever Go Green Week! CSU President Eleanor Lewis has been working hard with the University’s Sustainability and Green Chester teams to develop and deliver a jam-packed schedule of fun activities to get you thinking about the environment and conservation. Not only that – we’ve worked our hardest to ensure as many sites as possible have something happening across the week.
We’ve made it a priority over the past couple of months to make sure more is happening across all University of Chester sites. If this is something you’d love to see more of, the best way to let us know is by dropping by an event! We use attendance figures to help us to decide where’s best to host different events. If you’d like to see more Union and University happenings on your doorstep, be sure to drop by one of these fab events!
Monday 24th February
Warrington: Sustainability Pop-Up (11AM-3PM)
The University’s Sustainability team will be in Martin from 11-3, chatting about how you can get involved in sustainability projects, recycle more effectively and help the planet.
Tuesday 25th February
Parkgate Road: Fairtrade Pancake Breakfast (Chaplaincy, 8:30-11AM)
The Chaplaincy (next door to Binks) is hosting a breakfast where all the pancakes are made from 100% Fairtrade ingredients! Come on down and learn more about the Fairtrade project and how it helps farmers in developing nations.
Parkgate Road: Bren Bikes and Sustainability Pop-Up (Outside Grosvenor House, 9AM-12PM)
Bren Bikes, the social enterprise based at Kingsway Campus that provides low-cost reconditioned bikes and bike repairs to students and staff, will be offering free bike tune-ups. At the same time the famous smoothie bike will be in operation, allowing you to make your own smoothies – providing you’re willing to put the work in on our static blender bike!
Thornton Science Park: Sustainability Pop-Up (2-4PM)
The Sustainability Pop-Up roadshow continues at Thornton from 2-4PM – please do drop in for a chat about what Thornton Science Park thinks about sustainability and climate change!
Wednesday 26th February
Queen’s Park and Riverside: Sustainability Pop-Up (Bridge House Reception, 9AM-12PM)
Pop in to Bridge House to catch the Sustainability Team and find out how the University is working towards its sustainability goals.
Parkgate Road: Swap Shop (12-3PM, Varsity Bar)
Got old clothes, books or tech you need to get rid of? Don’t trash it – exchange it! Come on down to Varsity Bar and trade in your old stuff for tokens, which you can then trade in for stuff you need! It’s a recycling win-win!
Queen’s Park and Riverside: Palm Oil Talk by Chester Zoo (Churchill House, 2-3PM)
If you’ve been to Chester Zoo recently, you’ll have seen their many displays on the risks associated with palm oil and what they’re doing to persuade farmers to stop growing it and companies to stop using it. Come along to this fascinating talk to find out more about why palm oil is so bad for the environment and what Chester Zoo is doing to combat its use.
Thursday 27th February
Parkgate Road: Sustainability Pop-Up (Seaborne Library, 9AM-12PM)
If you missed it on Tuesday the Sustainability Pop-Up is back today, giving you a second chance to benefit from the Sustainability Team’s wisdom.
Kingsway: Waste Audit (Kingsway 008, 2-4PM)
Come along to help the Sustainability Team better understand how much waste Kingsway produces and contribute to action plans on how to tackle it.
Kingsway: Sustainability Pop-Up (Kingsway Reception, 2-4PM)
The Sustainability Roadshow makes its way to Kingsway as the Sustainability Team brings its expertise on all things green to yet another campus!
Parkgate Road: Movie Night (Varsity Bar, 8PM)
Swing by the Bar this evening for a mystery environment-themed movie night! With so many amazing docs to choose from, this is sure to be a fun and informative evening.
Friday 28th February
Parkgate Road: Give It A Go! Beauty Workshop (Cloisters 105, 11AM-11.30AM, 11.30AM-12PM, 12PM-12.30PM, 12:30PM-1PM, 1PM-1:30PM, 1:30PM-2PM)
Have you ever been worried about what goes into your beauty products? Now you don’t have to! We’re taking over Cloisters 105 for a series of amazing workshops where you’ll actually make your own beauty products from natural, responsibly sourced ingredients! You’ll even get to take them away afterwards!
Booking’s essential for these sessions as we expect they’ll fill up fast – click here to book your FREE ticket!
Shrewsbury: Sustainability Pop-Up (Stop @ UCS, 10AM-3PM)
The final stop on the Sustainability Roadshow sees it visiting Shrewsbury campus. Stop by to find out more about how you can help the University achieve its green goals!
Saturday 29th February
Parkgate Road: Community Clean-Up (Meet at CSU, 11AM-1PM)
Community Clean-Up is CSU’s annual ‘thank you’ to the Garden Lane community for hosting so many of us during our time at the University. We’ll meet at CSU at 11 to collect gloves and litter pickers before heading out into the Garden Quarter to make it look all spick and span! This is always a highlight, and we know the residents love it – so if you’ve got an hour or two spare why not come along and help out?
Sunday 1st March
Parkgate Road: Sustainability Quiz (Varsity Bar, 9PM)
Rounding off the week is a pub quiz with a twist! Join the Officer Team in the Bar for a sustainability-themed quiz. Join solo or as part of a team for the chance to win some cool green prizes!
Whew! That’s a busy week! We really hope to see you at one of these events – there’s something for everyone!