12 November sees the start of the University’s Green Week, and we’ve got a whole host of activities to raise awareness about Green issues in and around campus.
During the week we’re running the Green Week Photo Challenge (closing date 14 November), where you could win a fold-up bike or a solar powered radio. Click here for further details.
From Tuesday to Friday we’ve got the Skip Cinema and Green Roadshow, where you can see selected green videos from the School of Fine Art and find out more about green initiatives on campus. You can find them between 10.00-14.00 at the following venues:
Tuesday: London Road
Thursday: Whiteknights, Minghella
Friday: Whiteknights, Earley Gate
Monday 12 November
Battle of the Bins
Cheer along the Vice Chancellor and Student President as they race to see who can save the most waste from going to landfill.
Visit one of the University’s greenest buildings and discover cutting edge research into environmental behaviour.
Tuesday 13 November
Lunchtime Concert in the dark
Ikuko Inoguchi will be playing the piano in the dark to highlight energy saving initiatives at the University.
Reading Film Theatre
Come and watch ‘Even the Rain’, with a pre-film seminar given by Dr Emily Boyd, Department of Geography and Environmental Sciences (15).
Wednesday 14 November
Low Carbon Challenge
Race between Reading and Greenlands without the need for fossil fuels. Email email@example.com to get involved.
Join representatives from NUS and RUSU to debate the contentious issue of shale fracking.
Professor Janet Barlow presents a lecture on Urban Heat Islands.
Thursday 15 November
Lunch time lectures
Themed lecture jointly presented by a representative of the University and our energy supplier.
Come and see what Green groups and suppliers are doing. Loads of competitions and freebies.
RUSU Pub Quiz
Test your quizly knowledge with a ‘Green’ themed guest round.
Friday 16 November
Outside RUSU shop
Take a walk on the wild side with the University Grounds Team.
Green Week Awards
A chance to celebrate a year of environmental success. Green Impact, Champion of Champions photo challenge and Best Green video awards will be presented by Colin Robbins, Director of Estates & Facilities.