Go Green Week 2023 at the University of Worcester written by Heather Sykes
Worcester’s Go Green Week 2023 is on its way. Activities will be running at the Worcester Student’s Union all week. Staff, students and the community are invited, so we hope you come and join the fun.
What Is Go Green Week?
Go Green Week is a student-led event that takes place every year organised this year by environmental and sustainability first-year students. The event’s purpose is to raise awareness of sustainable living practices and is designed to help encourage behaviour changes. Working with Worcester SU students work together to put on a series of activities that discuss the environment and look at sustainable options for the future.
At Worcester, Go Green Week is big. It is an excellent time for students to get involved and have fun on campus. Each year we like to run entertaining activities to get everyone stuck in. Throughout the event, our activities aim to help raise awareness of the 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs).
Check out last year’s Go Green Week at Worcester to see what we got up to here.
What Is On for Go Green Week 2023?
Each day we have fresh new activities to get involved in as well as some of the favourites we have brought back! Below we will look at the events for each day, what times they are going to run, and where you can find them. To get us in the mood attend a story-writing workshop at The Hive Thursday 2nd or Friday 3rd Feb to generate a vision of alternative futures to inspire action and change now. Read what others have created. Sign up here
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday:
10 am until 11 am: Bird Drawing Workshop – just turn up (The Hangar St John’s Campus). Monday only
11.30 am until 2 pm: Litter Pick (Cripplegate Park Hylton Road).
12.00 pm until 2 pm: The Hangar St John’s Campus. Re-use and recycling advice, learn about Fairtrade, get free house plants and baby chilli plants, learn about dehydrating fruits and vegetables, eat samples, make bug hotels and bird feeders, and create objects from used glass bottles, create your own paints from the kitchen cupboard ingredients, make your own bees wax wraps so you never need cling film again, eat free food samples, learn affordable nutritious recipes, buy vintage clothes (Tuesday only) and of course come and pet the Therapy dogs.
Book swap A new book swap scheme launches today, helping to reuse and recycle books. A stand will be located in the café in Edward Elgar St Johns campus.
3 pm – 4 pm: Litter Pick (Meet at the Severn Gate).
7 pm – 9 pm: The Tree Rings performance by Strange Futures (St John’s Campus Drama Studio). Free for students and staff, pay what you can others. Tickets here
2.30 pm until 3.30 pm: Free CPR Training sign up here
9.30 am – 10.30 am: Guided Birdwalk (St John’s Campus Main Reception).
2.30 pm – 4 pm: Decolonise Decarbonise (Online). Sign up here
12 pm until 2 pm: Delilah And The Moon (The Hangar St John’s Campus).
Free Bike Security Marking just turn up (Back of The Hangar).
5 pm until 8 pm Level 0 The Hive Cost of Living Market Place Event Act on Energy, AgeUK, Here2Help, West Mercia Police, Worcestershire Adult Learning, Worcestershire Youth Hub, Healthwatch, Hereford and Worcester Fire Service, Starting Well, Seetec and the Trussel Trust. Just turn up
5 pm until 6 pm: Sustainability in Future Careers Workshop (Online) sign up here.
10 am until 11 am: Talk on The climate crisis in the African and Arabian region (Online) sign up here.
11.15 am until 12.15 pm: Free Pilates Session (Thomas Telford Hall) sign up here.
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12.00 pm until 12.45 pm: Carbon Literacy Taster Session (Online) sign up here.
1.30 pm until 2.30 pm: Air Quality Forum (The Hangar St John’s Campus) – turn up. Chaired by professor David Green, listen and take part in our First Air Quality Debate in Worcester. We are honoured to have the Chair of NHS Confederation Lord Victor Adebowale, representatives from NHS Acute Trust, Worcestershire County Council regulatory services, and representatives from First Bus. The quality of air in our city is poor and affects the health of students and residents. Listen to how it can affect health and learn what we can do about it.