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Green Week 2024

Green Week is an annual event-series to raise awareness of the importance of sustainability and encourage positive change among students and staff at the University of Warwick. This week is all about showing the progress taking place on campus and the many ways students and staff can get involved.

Brought to you by the Energy & Sustainability Team and the Transport & Mobility Team, join us for events from in-depth talks through circularity fashion initiatives to biodiversity-enhancing events.

Are your organising events for Green Week and would like us to promote them? Send an email to with the details.

Be part of our community!

Do you want to learn about sustainability and find out more about what’s being done to improve the University’s environmental performance? Join the community of more than 1000 Green Champions on campus - sign up now to be a Student or Staff/PGR Green Champion!


Sign up to be a Hedgehog Champion and help us achieve Gold Accreditation in the Hedgehog Friendly Campus initiative to provide habitats for hedgehogs and raise awareness of the issues they face and how we can all make a difference.

Did you know that hedgehogs have declined by up to 50% in the UK since the year 2000? They are now vulnerable to extinction in Britain, due to things like habitat loss, development, roads and garden hazards.

Nature & Climate Emergency Talk by Warwickshire Wildlife Trust

Tue, 05 March



Open to Staff & Students (sign up required)

Ian Jelley from Warwickshire Wildlife Trust will be joining us on campus to give a talk on the Nature and Climate Emergency.

This talk will uncover how helping nature isn't just about saving species; it's a key strategy for tackling the urgent challenges of climate change. We'll explore how nature and climate are interlinked, what Warwickshire Wildlife Trust is doing to bring wildlife back and tackle climate change locally and what you can do to help.

Swap Shop

Tue, 05 March

11am - 1pm

Students' Union Atrium

Open to Staff & Students

Come along to this academic year's final Swap Shop to browse a wide range of clothing items that were donated by University staff and students.

Did you know that in the UK alone 235 million items of clothing go to landfill each spring, and we buy more clothes per person than any other European country? By recycling our clothes, we can reduce textile waste.

Recycle Your Cycle - Bike Sale

Tue, 05 March

11am -2pm

University Road (outside Humanities B)

Open to Staff & Students

The sale provides students and staff with a low-cost, quick, and easy way to travel between campus and the surrounding areas, whilst helping the University reduce it’s travel related carbon emissions, which is an important part of the University’s strategy for sustainability.

Bug Hotel Making Session

Wed, 06 March


Near Student Allotment

Open to Staff & Students (sign up hereLink opens in a new window)

Bug hotels provide shelter to insects and other minibeasts from hedgehogs to toads, solitary bees to bumblebees, and ladybirds to woodlice.

Join us and the Grounds and Gardens Team to make a bug hotel for campus. We'll use natural materials such as twigs, leaves and stones to create a wildlife hotel out of pallets.

Want to see more...?

Browse events run by the wider University of Warwick community including departments and student societies here.

Check out events run by Coventry University here.

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Workwear Wardrobe

🌱 Join Us in Supporting Sustainability! Donate Your Workwear this Green Week

Are you looking to declutter your closet while making a positive impact on our environment? Here's your chance with Student Opportunity’s sustainability initiative, the Workwear Wardrobe.

👔 What's the Workwear Wardrobe? It's a pop-up wardrobe designed to assist students in building their professional attire sustainably. As they prepare for interviews, assessment centres, and work experience opportunities, your pre-loved or unwanted workwear can make a real difference.

🌟 Be Part of the Solution As they gear up for the Summer Careers Fair, we invite all staff to contribute to this meaningful cause. Your donations will help create a sustainable wardrobe accessible to students, promoting eco-consciousness and practicality.

📍 Find Your Nearest Drop-Off Point Five convenient donation points are located across the campus. Click here to locate your nearest drop-off point and make your contribution today.

Let's come together this Green Week to empower students and foster sustainability. Your small act of kindness can make a big difference. Thank you for your support! 🌿