Warwick will be ‘going green’ this week as the annual Go Green Week returns to campus between 18th - 22nd February 2008.
Go Green Week is a national event which forms the cornerstone of People and Planet’s environmental campaign. With a variety of activities occurring across the country, it is the biggest student-led environment week in the UK.
Building on the successes of last year’s Go Green Week, Warwick’s People and Planet group have organised a week of diverse events celebrating environmentalism across campus and beyond.
The programme includes debates on new green technologies, green politics and sustainable development. There are also workshops, volunteer conservation projects and sports activities planned. The schedule has five different themed days, packed with a variety of activities all concentrating on green issues.
The week begins with the Party in the Piazza, where students are invited to sit in a tepee whilst sipping on cycle-powered smoothies and listening to Warwick's finest DJ's and bands. There will be 'swap shop' stalls to exchange unwanted goods and students will be shown how to make their own recycled bags.
On Tuesday the piazza is once again turned green with a showcase of green technologies. Students and staff coming to campus from Leamington, are encouraged to leave the car or bus for the day and cycle to campus with a group leaving the Parish Church at 10am. There will also be a 'Green or Greenwash' debate in the evening.
Wednesday tackles issues of green development, and sees the reconvening of the Warwick International Development Society's United Nations for the Kyoto Conference of 1997. Here, the WIDS will discuss a global agreement on tackling climate change as they plan to rewrite history!
On Thursday evening, Environmental Question Time will come to Warwick with Labour MP Michael Meacher appearing on the panel along with representatives from all the major parties. The talk will be followed by 'Global Calling' - a rainforest themed party hosted by Warwicksnow.
The week will be wrapped up with sports on Tocil fields, and an environmental careers talk for those students who feel they want to make a difference after they graduate from Warwick.
Go Green Week at Warwick promises to be one of the most exciting and progressive events you will come across this year. Warwick People and Planet taken care to make sure there is something for everyone to get involved in, so make sure you Go Green this week!
- See what's happening on the Piazza with the Piazza webcam
- Find out more about National Go Green Week