Sustainability Festival 5th June

Posted by chj6 at May 17, 2017 02:25 PM |
Join us outside on Monday lunchtime for food, activities, music and more!

This year the annual event will be held on main site, on the Fielding Johnson Lawn and Events Square, from 12 to 4pm. Attendees can expect a busy site of food, stalls, interactive activities and live entertainment.

Falling on World Environment Day, the aim of the festival is to raise awareness of sustainability and celebrate the wonderful work of student volunteers this academic year.

From leading extra-curricular projects, to volunteering in parks and nature reserves across Leicester, nearly 200 students have been involved in sustainability-related activities alongside their degree studies. As is tradition, at 3pm during the Festival these inspirational students will be presented with awards to recognise their efforts.

Last Year Sust Fest
Photo from Sustainability Festival 2016

Activities at the festival are open to all students and staff, and include:
- Food provided by The Real Junk Food Project LeicesterMusical Notes
- Smoothie bike
- Live music
- Wildlife prizes raffle
- Cake judging of staff competition and pay-as-you-feel cake sale
- Make-your-own upcycled cards
- The Great Carbon Footprint Game
- Make-your-own natural beauty products
- Giant bubble making
- Plant sale by Hungry for Change
- Wellbeing classes (times to be announced)

The collection van you may see driving around LeicesterAnd much more. The majority of activities will operate on a donation basis, with all funds raised will be given to The Real Junk Food Project Leicester.

They are our local project in a grassroots network of café's all over the world, which rescue edible supermarket food destined for landfill, cook it up into tasty, nutritious meals, and serve it to local communities.

You can find out more about why we are fundraising for them here.

So come along for a fun afternoon and you may also learn a little more about 'sustainability' and why it is so important to the University of Leicester.

Monday 5th June, 12pm-4pm, Fielding Johnson Lawn and Events Square

This event is co-held by The Environment Team and Students' Union. If you would like to get involved in the running of this event as a guest or volunteer please email

Sustainability Festival