What is ‘Green Week’ ?

It is a time for us to reflect on sustainability issues at UCA and beyond. It is a chance to find out more about opportunities you can get involved with on campus, in the local community and nationally. Sustainability is often described as

“Development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs” 

Whether you are a long time eco advocate or a complete newbie to the world of sustainability, this month offers you a chance to engage in a variety of events not only do to with environmental issues, but social issues and mental health as well.

What is UCASU doing for Green Week?

There are a range of events happening across the four campuses so have a look below and join us!

Events

Canterbury:

Monday 1 April

Climate Extinction Guest Talk: ART, EXTINCTION AND ACTIVISM IN THE ANTHROPOCENE.

In this public talk, Julie Mecoli, artist, academic and activist, will talk about her work, the latest climate science on where our planet is heading, some of the current psychology around climate change denial and solutions on offer through the study and practice of social movements. Join us to hear the talk and to find out how you can get involved with Extinction Rebellion. Everyone is welcome.

3pm – Kirk Lecture Theatre

Monday 1 – Friday 5 April

Library Collaboration

Mushroom Display : Documenting the ephemeral

Various displays dedicated to artists who have used ice in their work, showcase the impact of the melting ice in the environment, document ephemeral work and link the power of observation and our environment their work.

DVD Display –  Explore a range of environmental DVDs for free!

REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE – Pop into the Library all week and experience interactive activities highlighting energy usage and how you can turn crisp packets into jewellery, drink bottles into clothes and yogurt pots into seedling pots!

Thursday 4 – Friday 5 April

FREE SEEDS – Get your very own pack of wildflower seeds from the Union Elections table. Sprinkle them on any soil and they will grow into bee-friendly wildflowers!

Everyday!

9-5pm – The Goods Shed Farmers Market – Why not try out the daily market located at Station Road West for local produce, meats, pastries, chutneys and much more! Can’t make it? Try out their Veg Box Scheme at www.thegoodsshed.co.uk/the-shop/

 


Epsom:

Tuesday 2 April

YOGA TASTER SESSION
5 – 6pm – Gallery

Thursday 4 – Friday 5 April

FREE SEEDS – Get your very own pack of wildflower seeds from the Union Elections table. Sprinkle them on any soil and they will grow into bee-friendly wildflowers!

Sunday 7 April

FARMERS MARKET
9:30am – 1:30pm – Why not try out the daily market located at Epsom Market Square for local produce, meats, pastries, chutneys and much more! For more information visit their website.

 


Farnham:

Saturday 30 March

THE GREAT BRITISH SPRING CLEAN
10am – 12:30pm – Farnham Town Council Offices – Sign up

Tuesday 2 April

WELLBEING WALK
12pm and 1pm – Meet at Main Reception

Wednesday 3 April

PHONEBOX REFURBISHMENT DROP-IN SESSIONS

5 – 6:30pm – Student Village

Thursday 4 April

YOGA TASTER SESSION – Why not try out yoga! Equipment is provided.
5 – 6pm – Room RG10

Friday 5 April

GREEN PLEDGES – Sign up to easy everyday pledges that can help the environment!
Lunchtime – Canteen

Thursday 4 – Friday 5 April

FREE SEEDS – Get your very own pack of wildflower seeds from the Union Elections table. Sprinkle them on any soil and they will grow into bee-friendly wildflowers!

4th Sunday of every month

Farmers Market – Why not try out the local farmers market located at the Central Car Park (off Victoria Road) for local produce, meats, pastries, chutneys and much more! For more information you can visit their website.

2nd Saturday of every month

Farnham Repair Cafe – The Farnham Repair Café (FRC) offers a monthly ‘Place and Space’ for Farnham’s citizens to come and get products fixed and to “share in the repair”. To date a variety of products have been fixed at repair stations covering electrical/electronics, mechanical, bicycles and clothing/apparel. This has included specific repairs to vacuum cleaners, head phones, lights, hats, jackets, bags, baby strollers and bicycles. They operate at the Farnham United Reformed Church from 10am-1pm.


Rochester:

 

Thursday 4 April

YOGA TASTER SESSION
5 – 6pm – Project Space

Thursday 4 – Friday 5 April

FREE SEEDS – Get your very own pack of wildflower seeds from the Union Elections table. Sprinkle them on any soil and they will grow into bee-friendly wildflowers!

3rd Sunday of every month

Farmers Market – Why not try out the local farmers market located at Blue Boar Lane Car Park for local produce, meats, pastries, chutneys and much more! For more information you can visit their website.

 

Resources:

For more information relating to sustainability, please see the following websites:

Farnham Repair Cafe

NUS Sustainability 

 

 

 

 

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