Go Green Week

Monday 10th February - Sunday 16th February 2020

Last week we declared a climateCSS emergency. So this week, we’re focusing on what we can do to live greener, more sustainable lives.

That’s right, we’ll be doing our bit to save the planet by offering cheaper meat-free meals, hosting energy saving light bulb swaps, discussion panels and handing out free bike locks and recycling bags throughout the week. We even have some fantastic student contributions sharing tips on how to live greener.

Check out our full Go Green Week event listing below:

Go Green Week Events

Go Green Week: Green Pledge
10th February 9am - 5pm
Happening at Community Wardens Events
Go Green Week is upon us and all week we'll be encouraging you to make green pledges, by thinking about what you can do to better take care of the planet.
Go Green Week: Sustainability on Campus, Have Your Say
10th February 1pm - 3pm
Amos Room, Guild of Students
This is your chance to meet the University's Sustainability Manager and the Guild’s Sports Officer, to discuss your University’s role in managing sustainability and its environmental impact.
Go Green Week: Movie Night
10th February 7pm - 9pm
Beorma Bar, Guild of Students
It's Go Green Week! So, make sure you stop by and watch a movie with VegSoc , whilst enjoying some vegan snacks and meeting some new people!
Go Green Week: Green Pledge
11th February 9am - 5pm
Happening at Community Wardens Events
Go Green Week is upon us and all week we'll be encouraging you to make green pledges, by thinking about what you can do to better take care of the planet.
Go Green Week: Get On Ya Bike
11th February noon - 2pm
Mermaid Square
Community Wardens and UBSafe have teamed up to get you cycling!
Go Green Week: Bag It Up
11th February 2pm - 4pm
Worship Room, the Chaplaincy - University of Birmingham
Craft Society and the Chaplaincy are holding a Go Green Week upcycling event! We're making bags from denim trouser legs for people to take home and reuse. The event is free and all materials provided, feel free to drop in anytime!
Go Green Week: Green Pledge
12th February 9am - 5pm
Happening at Community Wardens Events
Go Green Week is upon us and all week we'll be encouraging you to make green pledges, by thinking about what you can do to better take care of the planet.
Go Green Week: Cakes & Climate Change
12th February noon - 2pm
The Pod, Guild of Students
Visit us at the Guild of Students for a piece of vegan cake, play our climate change game to learn some new facts and we’ll talk to you about some of the practical ways that you can fight the climate emergency as individuals!
Go Green Week: Plastic Bag Amnesty
12th February noon - 4pm
The Pod, Guild of Students
The Community Wardens are holding a plastic bag amnesty on campus. They'll take all your unused plastic bags, spare them from landfill and send them off to be made into something more useful!
Go Green Week: Swap Shop
12th February noon - 4pm
Amos Room, The Guild
Do you have unwanted Christmas gifts, barely worn clothes, or rarely used items cluttering your room? Bring your clothes, stationery, books, other unwanted gifts etc... and SWAP them FOR FREE for something you can actually use and enjoy!
Go Green Week: Light Bulb Swap Shop
12th February 2pm - 4pm
The Pod, Guild of Students
Visit the Community Wardens' Light Bulb Swap Shop to pick up some free energy saving bulbs.
Go Green Week: Climate Strike Sign Making & Climate Art
12th February 3pm - 5pm
Art room, Guild of Students
Two hour session making signs for the climate strike on the 14th, as well as making climate change related art
Go Green Week: Climate Emergency Panel Discussion
12th February 6pm - 8pm
Guild Council Chambers, Guild of Students
Join us for our Go Green Week panel discussion all about the climate emergency we've found ourselves in.
Go Green Week: Green Pledge
13th February 9am - 5pm
Happening at Community Wardens Events
Go Green Week is upon us and all week we'll be encouraging you to make green pledges, by thinking about what you can do to better take care of the planet.
Go Green Week: Hedgehog Friendly Campus Free Seed Bomb Giveaway
13th February 11am - 1pm
Queen Elizabeth Hospital Allotment Garden
Join the Hedgehog Friendly Campus team and TCV Birmingham volunteers for Go Green Week! Come along, get some free wildflower seed bombs and have a chat about the hedgehog friendly campaign and how you can get involved.
Go Green Week: Grab A Bag & Quicker Pickers
13th February noon - 1:30pm
The Pod, Guild of Students
Need somewhere to put those never ending towers of recycling? Want to be a pro at recycling? Have no fear, the Community Wardens are here to help with your recycling needs.
Go Green Week: Plastic Bag Amnesty
13th February noon - 4pm
The Pod, Guild of Students
The Community Wardens are holding a plastic bag amnesty on campus. They'll take all your unused plastic bags, spare them from landfill and send them off to be made into something more useful!
Go Green Week: Fix My Street
13th February 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Meeting in Reception, Guild of Students
Surrounded by a sea of black bags? The Community Wardens are running an event on Thursday to show you how you can directly solve these problems yourself. Don’t be an armchair warrior, take control and Fix Your Street!
Go Green Week: Give Green A Go (Volunteer Litter Pick)
13th February 2pm - 4pm
Meeting in Reception, Guild of Students
Join your Community Wardens for a litter pick, to tackle rubbish left on the streets of Selly Oak. We want students, residents and everyone else who cares about the local area to come together to make Selly a little cleaner and greener.
Go Green Week: Green Pledge
14th February 9am - 5pm
Happening at Community Wardens Events
Go Green Week is upon us and all week we'll be encouraging you to make green pledges, by thinking about what you can do to better take care of the planet.
Go Green Week: National Climate Strike - Birmingham
14th February 11am - 1:30pm
Centenary Square
It's a brand new year and there's only a decade left to prevent irreversible damage to the global environment. So Bham Youth Strike 4 Climate are hosting a National Climate Strike in Centenary Square, to demand climate action.
Go Green Week: BEDSoc's Blind Date with a Pre-loved Book
14th February noon - 3pm
Guild Reception
It's the beginning of the new year, which calls for making resolutions, breaking resolutions, and spring cleaning! Before you return to university, take a look at your bookshelf and take out any once-loved books that deserve a fresh pair of eyes.
Go Green Week: Sustainable Wine!
14th February 7:30pm - 10pm
Beorma Bar
Go Green Week: Selly Canal Grapple
16th February 9:30am - 2:30pm
Guild of Students
Join the Conservation Volunteers and the Community Wardens to help clear debris from the canal using grappling hooks. This event is usually really fun and there's always some strange things to be pulled out!

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