Go Green Week 2014

The 2014 Go Green Week will run between 10th and 14th February and this year the University and the Students’ Union are teaming up.

This combined effort means that the week will be crammed with over 20 events. There promises to be something for everyone! Whether you want to find out more about careers in the growing sustainability sector on Wednesday 12th during the Sustainability Career Workshop; test your entrepreneurial skills in the RU an Entrepreneur competition or watch the Vice-Chancellor and Mark the RUSU President, get their hands dirty recycling waste, there’s something for everyone.

During the week, there will be a competition to design an energy saving monitor for the Chemistry Building. The winning entry will receive £100 Oracle vouchers. Visit www.rdg.ac.uk/cleanandgreen/greenweek for more information.


Below you can find reviews of our Green Week events. If you would like to give some of your own feedback please contact the campaigns team.

Meet RUSU’s Environment and Ethics Officer

Monday 10th February

Come along and say ’hi’ to Beth, our Part-time Officer in the Students’ Union building between 1.00pm – 3.00pm

‘R U an Entrepreneur’

Monday 10th February, 6.00pm – 7.30pm

The RU an Entrepreneur competition will take place in RUSU’s Thet Wing Aung Boardroom. Here potential entrepreneurs will be introduced to the competition run throughout Green Week. The idea is to take a social problem, such as waste and find a social enterprise solution. The aim is to turn a problem to profit in a socially beneficial way. This is a fantastic opportunity to work as a team to create a product for the benefit of the student community, using only recyclable materials. You will also be able to ask social enterprise experts questions about their career at our Social Entrepreneur’s talk, gaining insight and top tips to work in this field.

Battle of the Bins

Tuesday 11th February, 12.50pm

This is an opportunity to cheer on the Vice- Chancellor, Sir David Bell and RUSU President, Mark Kelleher as they battle to divert waste from landfill to become ‘recycling champion’. This will be held in the Palmer foyer between  12.50pm – 1.30pm. Join us for some cake as the competition begins. Last year the VC won so Mark needs to even up the score for RUSU this year. Hang around and see the Sustainability Fayre whilst you’re there.

Here's a reminder of the last year’s battle for the crown of ‘recycling champion’!

Frugal Fair

Wednesday 12th February 2014
Lower 3sixty

The money saving fair you can’t afford to miss. There will be a variety of stalls giving tips on how to save money. Freebies, Upcycling, Freecycling, Advice, Ale, Food, Jobs, Clothes, Music, Bikes, Travel and more.  Ideas on how to make your money go further.

Flirt! Make Plastic Look Fantastic

Wednesday 12th February

Celebrate Go Green Week. It’s time to dress to impress at Reading’s biggest student night. Be in the chance to win a prize for the best recyclable outfit!   

Quiz and Karaoke

Thursday 13th February, Mojo’s.

Quiz night for all students but this time with a green twist. Come and test your knowledge on all things green! Everyone welcome.

Other things going on:

Green Carer Workshop

Wednesday 12th February

This is an opportunity to find out more about life after university from recent graduates working in the sustainability sector. We have graduates in construction, architecture and retail in addition to post graduate students. They will share their experiences and give some insight into this growth sector.

Free Bike Checking

Take the chance to have your bike checked for free with Dr Bike.

He will be available outside Eat at London Road on Monday 10th February between midday – 2.00pm and again outside Palmer on Wednesday 12th February.

Love Your Campus Litterpick

The week will close with a ‘Love your campus litter pick’ on Valentine’s Day. Everyone who takes part will be offered a free hot drink to help get that extra bag of litter!

For more information about activities during the week and to see the most up to date list of events, please visit www.rdg.ac.uk/cleanandgreen/greenweek.

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