Get involved in Green Festival 2021 – Submit your sustainability photos!

Text: Green Festival photo competition 'Sustainability on campus/in student life' #UoRGreenFest

Running from 3-5 November 2021 Green Festival is a chance for students, staff, and the University to raise awareness of green issues and what we can be doing to reduce our collective impact on the environment. The programme of events is organised in collaboration with RUSU and the local community to highlight topics about sustainability and Green Week/COP26.

Get involved this year by showing off your photography skills and entering our Green Festival photography competition to win one of five £10 UoR food vouchers. #UoRGreenFest.

Green Festival Events:

Green Festival Showcase 
Come along and meet lots of local environmental and sustainability groups, find out what you can do to help the fight against climate change and lower your carbon emissions. Attendees include Reading Hydro, Reading Community Energy Society, Reading Friends of the Earth, Select Environmental, Reading Green Wellbeing Network amongst many others.

Cycling event in Palmer Quad 
Visit Dr Bike for free bike maintenance, find out about free cycle training and low-cost bike hire. Campus Security will be present to give advice about bike security and offering discounted D locks.

Online webinar ‘Saving energy in your home’
How to save energy in your home while making financial savings and protecting the planet in the long term.

and more!

Green Festival Events:

Green Festival Sustainability Photo Competition

Interested in getting involved in Green Festival 2021? Alongside the amazing line-up of events, UoR Student Life and UoR Sustainability Services are running a competition to win one of five £10 vouchers to spend in the University food outlets. The competition is running from the 1st – 12th November 2021. All the details you need:

Theme: Sustainability across campus and within student life

Ideas: Food, Campus, Student Life, Nature, Home, Travel

How to enter:

  1. Submit your entries with the title: ‘UoR Green Festival Photo Competition’ or on Instagram/Twitter via the hashtag #UoRGreenFest
  2. your name
  3. course
  4. title of the image

Send to: or via social media with the hashtag #UoRGreenFest

Deadline: 12 November, 12:00

Prizes: 5 x £10 UoR food vouchers to be used on campus. Images will be used in marketing at the University of Reading throughout the year to show sustainability throw the eyeS of students and staff.

We welcome both staff and student contributions!

We welcome both staff and student contributions!

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Our Whiteknights campus has won its 11th Green Flag award in a row. The Green Flag award recognises well managed green spaces and is a great testament to the hard work and dedication of our grounds team. The campus is home to over 2076 different species of plants, birds, mammals and insects!

Decarbonisation Project
The University has been awarded a £50,000 grant from Salix Finance to undertake a heat decarbonisation study for the Earley Gate side of Whiteknights. This study will enable the University to prepare for future capital grant bids and accelerate our progress towards a low carbon future.

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