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Go Green Week 2017: 6 - 12 March

This year, we've worked with Coventry University and Coventry City Council to run the biggest Go Green Week our region has ever seen. Be a part of Go Green Week 2017 and help make Coventry and the University cleaner, greener and healthier for everyone.

Follow the event on Facebook to get live updates. Tweet about the events you attend #GreenCov.

Throughout the week

  • Clean up some of our green spaces and find out more about growing your own food with Warwick Volunteers.
  • Claim a free, Warwick-branded travel mug - a mug you can use for your drinks over and over again instead of using more wasteful paper cups. There will be 3,000 travel mugs available on the Piazza on Monday then Union Brand Keepcups are for sale from Rootes Grocery Store from Tuesday onwards! You can get 10p off any hot drink you buy from a University-owned café if you have it in a keepcup.
  • Curiousitea will have a special Go Green Week menu.

Monday 6 March

Be the Change Fair
Drop by the SU to meet the different societies making a difference on and off campus and find out how you can get involved.
10am to 4pm SU Atrium
Pack For Good

Tonnes of items from food, to clothes, to general goods like DVDs and lamps are thrown out by students at the end of each year on campus and in Leamington Spa, British Heart Foundation will be on campus to let you know how you can make a difference.

10am to 4pm Piazza outside Rootes
Whole Earth

A fantastic educational tool is being launched at University of Coventry for all to use. For more information on what the project is please click here.

11am Between Coventry Hub and Alan Berry Building
Sustainable Careers Workshop
What is a “sustainable” career and how can you get one? Sign up on MyAdvantage to find out!
5pm to 6pm R0.12, Ramphal Building
Fashion Show

We hope to raise awareness and support for sustainability. We have four distinct themes that models will represent while walking the ramp. Alongside this, we'll have some exciting performances!

We are also running a charity drive in conjunction with the event, so bring in clothes you want to donate to charity!

6pm to 7pm SU Atrium
Climate Change Talks

Social and Economic Impact - A.Smith

Impact of Food Waste - R Lillywhite

Progress towards de-carbonisation - D.Mond

5pm to 8pm S0.19, Social Sciences

Tueday 7 March

Tree planting
11am to 12pm Lakeside residences
Energy Trail and Energy Centre Tour
Come for a walk around campus to find out about sustainability at Warwick, and take a tour of our on-campus Energy Centre.
12pm to 2pm Meet under the Library bridge
A critical perspective on 'saving the planet' - David Beck
1pm to 2pm S0.13

Wednesday 8 March

Swap Shop

When was the last time you read that book? Will you ever wear that top again? Bring your unwanted items and swap for something new! Please only bring clean, intact items.

Bring down up to 10 items of unwanted clothing/books/DVDs etc and swap them with other students/staff.

Don't have anything to swap? Drop down and purchase an item for £1 (money goes to charity)

Please ensure all items are in a condition that you would be happy to purchase them in i.e. clean and in one piece. No underwear/swimwear. Any items that remain will be donated to British Heart Foundation and other charities.

Facebook Events Page

10am to 3pm SU Atrium
Teaching Climate Change in a neoliberal university - P. Mukherjee
12noon to 1pm MR2 SUHQ
Allotment Meeting and Workshop

The politics of community food growing - Chris Maughan

2pm to 4pm
Allotment, Behind Athur Vick
The language of sustainability - J. Skinner - CANCELLED
Allotment presents 'Demain'
6:30pm to 9pm
R1.04, Ramphal
Model UN Summit
4-7pm Coventry Council House/Piazza Screen
Smart Cities and Sustainable Real Estate

Climate Reality Campus Corps is hosting a Smart Cities, Sustainable Real Estate and Urban Design

7-9pm L4

Thursday 9 March

Disco Soup
Fancy something different for lunch? Join Warwick students and Conferences to create a tasty meal from healthy food that would have gone to waste. Around 1/3 of the food that we produce is wasted between the field and the plate – let’s change this.
11am to 3pm Broadgate, Coventry City Centre
'Setting the table' for what comes after capitalism - J.Chappell
6pm to 8pm S0.11, Social Sciences

Friday 10 March

Big Green "Pub" Quiz
Think you know all about climate change, sustainability and the environment? Prove it! Put together a team of 4-6 people and join us at the Council House for a fun and lively quiz followed by drinks/vegan beers at the Twisted Barrel in Fargo Village.
5:15pm onwards Council House, Fargo Village, Coventry

Decolonisation and Decarbonisation - D.Gebrial

5pm to 6pm S0.21, Social Sciences
People and Planet re-launch
6pm to 8pm S0.21, Social Sciences

Saturday 11 March

Go Green Fair
Interested in finding out what is happening across the city and what you can do to be more sustainable? Drop by this market event to chat to local organisations and charities to get advice and ideas.
10:30am to 3:30pm Lower Precinct, Coventry City Centre
Green Women
We have brought together a panel of inspirational Coventry women who are working hard to create a more sustainable future for our region and beyond. Join us to hear their stories of what they do and why they do it. Free entry - book tickets on Eventbrite
12pm to 2pm Council House, Coventry
Toy Story 3

Showing at 1pm, please click here to book tickets.

1pm Warwick Arts Cente