Go Green Week 2021 took place from the 8th - 12th February. SU President, Meg Price, worked alongside the University's Sustainability team to bring students some great online events throughout the week. Each day was centred around a different topic, with lots of great information and tips to help students live more sustainably.
Monday - Carbon Literacy
Monday of Go Green Week looked at the subject of carbon literacy and how we can live more sustainably and reduce our carbon emissions. Information from Future Net Zero was shared with students to give them more information about carbon literacy. And talks and training on how to be more sustainable and carbon neutral took place throughout the day.
Tuesday - Food
Tuesday of Go Green Week looked at one of our favourite subjects - food! We looked at issues of food poverty, both in the UK and across the world, invited students to go vegan for the week (and get a free vegan burger for doing so), and hosted a live cook along from Chartwells. The Charwells team also put together a video giving tips on how to reduce food waste.
Wednesday - Health and Wellbeing
Wednesday of Go Green Week explored how your health and wellbeing can be impacted by a more sustainable lifestyle. Some of our students hosted a free wellness workshop to give tips and activities to help improve mental health. And students in St John's Halls were invited to a 'have a go' session on one of the University's Woo Bikes.
Thursday - Biodiversity and Nature
Thursday of Go Green Week looked at the subject of biodiversity and nature, and our impact on the environment. We hosted a panel debate looking at leadership in sustainability in the higher education sector, featuring Lord Victor Adebowale and a number of higher education experts. Activities during the day included an online seed-bomb making session, biodiversity quiz, and plant giveaway for students living on campus. And our Sustainability team put together a short video to show how the University of Worcester is becoming a hedgehog friendly campus.
Friday - Zero Waste
The final day of Go Green Week looked at zero waste and what we can do to re-use and recycle as much as possible in our daily lives. University caterers, Chartwells, produced a video from head chef at Worcester, Julien, on how to make your own sun dried tomatoes. And we also launched our Hazaar Facebook Group, an online zero waste marketplace for Worcester students.