March 2018


What is ‘Go Green March’ ?

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 Go Green March?

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

Events

Canterbury:

8th March

5pm- Spiritual Society hosts Yoga/Meditation Session – Kirk Lecture Theatre

12th March

Meat-Free Monday – Lunchtime

15th March

5pm- Spiritual Society hosts Yoga/Meditation Session – Kirk Lecture Theatre

19th March

Meat-Free Monday – Lunchtime – Canteen

20th March

11:00am – 2:00pm – Swishing Clothes Swap Event in the Kirk Lecture Theatre! (Run my the Library and Student Services)

4:30pm – Angry Students for Political Sanity (ASPS) Society presents ‘The Political Debate’ at the UCA BAR. – CANCELLED

22nd March

5pm- Spiritual Society hosts Yoga/Meditation Session – Kirk Lecture Theatre

12pm – Green Forum and Lunchtime Cinema – Cragg LT – Come join us for a discussion on campus sustainability and a screening of Wall-E! Vegan and Vegetarian snacks provided.

 

 

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:

8th March

5pm – Yoga Club Session – Gallery

14th March

1pm – Join us for a talk by Sarita Grimster, manager at Tropic Cosmetics. A multi award winning, vegan and cruelty free make-up, skincare and bodycare company. M2.13

3pm –Green Forum and Wall-E screening! – Lecture Theatre – Come join us for a discussion on campus sustainability and a free screening! Vegan and vegetarian snacks provided. –Lecture Theatre 1

15th March

5pm – Yoga Club Session – Gallery

21st March

Lunchtime – Clothes/Books/Fabric Swap – Canteen. Drop any donations in the SU office beforehand or bring some on the day. Come get a new outfit for free!

4:15pm – Sustainable Periods? Periods generate 200,000 tonnes of waste per year in the UK, join us for an informal discussion to find out about more sustainable and healthier alternatives! – M2.07

22nd March

5pm – Yoga Club Session – Gallery

 

Why not visit the local Farmers Market happening on the high street on the first Saturday of every month! Great opportunity to purchase local produce, cheeses, bread and much more.

 


Farnham:

8th March

Lunchtime – Pop Up Repair Café – Library – Need clothing patched up? Broken electronic? Come and get it fixed for free!

7th March

5:30pm- Wellbeing Network – G03 – Come and take part in creative workshops and meditation to support mental health.

9th March

5pm – The Debate Society Presents ‘Have the actions of eco warriors gone too far/ are some of their demands stretching the limits of acceptability’ – G03

10th March

10-1pm – Repair Café, United Reformed Church.

10-12:30pm – Sandy Hill Litter Pick, meeting at the Sandy Hill Play Area – Email [email protected] to book your place.

10-12:30pm – Wrecclesham Litter Pick, meeting at the Wrecclesham Recreation Ground – Email [email protected] to book your place.

Come support Keep Britain Tidy’s Great British Spring Clean litter pick campaign. All the litter-picking equipment will be provided.  All they need are some willing volunteers to lend a hand! There will also be a lunch provided for those that help.

12th March

Meat-Free Monday – Lunchtime

14th March

5:30pm- Wellbeing Network – G03 – Come and take part in creative workshops and meditation to support mental health.

15th March

8pm – SoulFlow Society presents Open Mic Open Mind  – Glasshouse

16th March

5pm – The Debate Society Presents ‘Is it too little too late to try to reverse climate change?’– G03

19th March

Lunchtime – Clothes/Books/Fabric Swap – Canteen. Drop any donations in the SU office beforehand or bring some on the day. Come get a new outfit for free!

3:30pm – Green Forum and Wall-E screening! – Lecture Theatre – Come join us for a discussion on campus sustainability and a free screening! Vegan and vegetarian snacks provided.

20th March

11am  – Quad – Do you have a bike in need of some TLC? Come and get it checked from wheels, brakes, gears and tyre pressure to lights, racks, pedals, saddles and more. By the end, your bike will feel loved and cared for.

21st March

5:30pm- Wellbeing Network – G03 – Come and take part in creative workshops and meditation to support mental health.

22nd March

12:30pm – When periods generate more than 200,000 tonnes of waste per year in the UK, join us for an Environmenstrual workshop hosted by the Women’s Environmental Network to find out about more sustainable and healthier alternatives! – W02 Lecture Theatre

25th March

10-1:30pm – Farmers Market – Central Car Park


Rochester:

 

12th March

Meat-Free Monday – Lunchtime

13th March

12pm – Lunchtime Walking Group – Meet in Reception

15th March

5pm – Yoga Club Session – Project Space

16th March

Lunchtime – Clothes/Books/Fabric Swap – Canteen. Drop any donations in the SU office beforehand or bring some on the day. Come get a new outfit for free!

2:30pm – Sustainable Periods? Periods generate 200,000 tonnes of waste per year in the UK, join us for an informal discussion to find out about more sustainable and healthier alternatives! – X-Change

18th March

9-1pm – Farmers Market – Blue Boar Lane Car Park.

19th March

Lunchtime – Meat-Free Monday – Canteen

12pm- Walking Group – Meet in Reception

20th March

Lunchtime – Balcony Planting sessions – Join us in reviving the outdoor space!

5pm – Green Forum and Wall-E screening! – Lecture Theatre – Come join us for a discussion on campus sustainability and a free screening! Vegan and vegetarian snacks provided. – Lecture Theatre 1

22nd March

5pm – Yoga Club Session – Project Space

Resources:

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

Farnham Repair Cafe

Women’s Environmental Network

NUS Sustainability 

Tropic Cosmetics 

Did you know all of the Grumpy Mule hot drinks are Fairtrade? Pop into the canteen on your campus with a reusable cup to get a 10p discount!

 

 

 

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