Go Green Week 2024 at the University of Worcester written by Heather Sykes
Worcester’s Go Green Week 2024 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 and was 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 2024?
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.
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday:
9.15 am until 10.15 am: Bird Walk – just turn up, main reception at St John’s Campus. Monday only
Anytime Bird Drawing workshop. Short video to show anyone how to draw a bird.
3.00 pm until 4.00 pm: Litter Pick (meet at Severn Gate). Sign up here
12.00 pm until 2 pm: The Hangar St John’s Campus. Re-use and recycling advice, get free house plants and baby chilli plants, learn about dehydrating fruits and vegetables, eat samples, make bug hotels and bird feeders, try free hot food samples, learn affordable nutritious recipes, and of course, come and pet the Therapy dogs.
2.30 pm – 4 pm: Decolonise Decarbonise (Online). This workshop will give an overview of climate justice and intersectionality, and discuss how decolonising and decarbonising must be considered synergistically for education to deliver on climate justice. We will explore examples of climate injustice, and how this often intersects with issues of race, gender, and indigeneity. Sign up here
10.00-11.00 Bulb Planting – Meet main reception at St John’s Campus sign up here
12.15 -1.45 Terrarium-making workshop, free to University of Worcester students only. Bring your lidded glass container (eg at least cooking sauce jar size with lid), everything else is provided. Book here
5 pm until 6 pm: Sustainability in Future Careers Workshop (Online) sign up here
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12.15 pm until 1.15 pm: Carbon Literacy Taster Session (Online) Sign up here
2.00 pm until 3.00 pm Are you a Worcestershire Landowner? Would you like to take part in a Local Nature Recovery Consultation? No idea what this means? this online event is for you? Find out from the experts. Sign up here all are welcome.