University of Leicester students get peddling for Go Green Week

Posted by pt91 at Feb 20, 2012 11:20 AM |
Exciting week of activity promotes environmental awareness amongst students
University of Leicester students get peddling for Go Green Week

Going smoothly: environmental volunteers encourage greener behaviour in the Students' Union.

Issued by University of Leicester Press Office on 20 February 2012

Students at the University of Leicester have whizzed up a storm of eco-friendly smoothies as part of a week of events aimed at promoting environmental initiatives on campus.

A range of events and activities were organised by the University Environment Team and the Students Union to encourage students to waste less, recycle more, travel sustainably and save energy to contribute to the University’s target of cutting its carbon footprint by 60% by the year 2020.

The highlight of the week was a cycle-powered smoothie maker. Students rescued fruit from Leicester Market which would otherwise have been thrown away and salvaged it to create delicious smoothies. No electricity was used as the fruit was whizzed up in a blender attached to the back of a bike peddled by enthusiastic student volunteers.

Representatives from Leicestershire County Council were also on hand during the week to give out practical information on reducing food waste and living sustainably.

Students Union Campaigns and Involvement Officer Thom French said: ‘I believe it’s important for students to engage with these issues and I am really happy with the number of people who got involved!’

For more information on this event and the work of the Environment Team:

Tel: (0116) 252 2849



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