The 2014 Go Green Week will run between 10th and 14th February this year. With the biggest line up ever, the University and RUSU have combined efforts to bring a week crammed with over 20 events. There promises to be something for everyone! Whether you want to find out more about careers in the growing sustainability sector on Wednesday 12th during the Sustainability Career Workshop; test you entrepreneurial skills in the RU an Entrepreneur competition or watch the VC and Student President get their hands dirty recycling waste, there’s something for everyone.
During the week, there will be a competition to design an energy saving monitor for the Chemistry Building. The winning entry will receive £100 Oracle vouchers. Visit www.rdg.ac.uk/cleanandgreen/greenweek for more information.
The week starts with an introduction to the Environment and Ethics Officer. Come along and say ’hi’ to Beth in RUSU between 1300 – 1500. In the evening, the launch of the RU an Entrepreneur competition will take place in the Thet Wing Aung Boardroom (RUSU) betwee
n 6.00 pm–7.30 pm. Here potential entrepreneurs will be introduced to the competition run throughout Green Week. The idea is to take a social problem, such as waste and find a social enterprise solution. The aim is to turn a problem to profit in a socially beneficial way.
On Tuesday, there is the opportunity to cheer on the Vice Chancellor and RUSU President as they battle to divert waste from Landfill. In the Palmer foyer between 1250 – 1330 join us for some cake as the competition begins. Last year the VC won. Can RUSU prove they are best at recycling? Once the battle is over, why not hang around and visit the Sustainability Fayre, also in the Palmer foyer.
Wednesday sees the Green Career workshop on campus. This is an opportunity to find out more about life after university from recent graduates working in the sustainability sector. We have graduates in construction, architecture and retail in addition to post graduate students. They will share their experiences and give some insight into this growth sector. After the workshop, pop along to the Frugal Fayre in 3Sixty between 1200 – 1500. Come along and gets tips and ideas for making your money stretch further. Can you afford to miss it?
Also during the week, take the chance to have your bike checked for free with Dr Bike. He will be available outside Eat at London Road on Monday between 1200 – 1400 and again outside Palmer on Wednesday between 1200 – 1400. The week will close with a Love your campus litter pick on Valentine’s Day. Everyone who takes part will be offered a free hot drink to help get that extra bag of litter!
For more information about activities during the week and to see the most up to date list of events, please visit www.rdg.ac.uk/cleanandgreen/greenweek.