University of Leicester staff and students team up for Go Green Week

Posted by ap507 at Feb 08, 2016 03:10 PM |
From a jumper sale and Zumba marathon to building bug hotels, staff and students are getting involved

Photo opportunity, Tuesday 9 February, 11am – 3pm: Zumbathon in the Sports Hall, Charles Wilson Building, University of Leicester. Contact Zoe Thomson on for more information

As part of the University of Leicester Environment Team’s Sustainable Development Programme, students have been asked to put on their eco hats and work on a number of environment and sustainability projects.

Go Green Week is the culmination of many of those projects. This annual celebration of all things sustainable always has loads of exciting activities and this year is no different. University of Leicester students have gone way beyond their brief, focusing on sustainable work, but also venturing into the importance of Healthy Living.

Go Green Week this year runs from Monday 8 – Sunday 14 February, all events will take place in the Car Park space outside the Students’ Union, Victoria Park, or Queens Hall Foyer in the case of bad weather. You can listen to an interview with Zoe Thomson from our Environment Team to find out more about what's going on.

Tuesday 9 February

Zumbathon! 11am-3pm

Four hours of Zumba, come to the Charles Wilson Sports Hall and take part in this healthy living activity. Give half an hour, an hour, or even the full four hours and help to raise money for Leicester Nightline.

Jumper sale 12-2pm

Discounted jumper sale on the old Fielding Johnson car park so you can keep warm and turn down the thermostat! Design competition too!

Wednesday 10 February

Wastecycle information stall 10am-1pm

Free recycling advice and information pack.

Bug hotel build 12-4pm

Students have the chance to clock some HEAR hours and make a great habitat for local wildlife in Victoria Park.

Hungry for Change 12-4pm

A fantastic project which aims to change the way we think about what we’re eating and why.

Friday 12 February

Big Bio Bingo 1pm

The alliteration is strong with this one! Anyone can follow the clues and find some furry friends in this Twitter photo competition. The results will be announced on Friday but you can play all week! Follow them to find out more.

Get involved on Twitter, using the hashtag #GGW2016.



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