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Go Green Week 2018

This Go Green Week gives you the chance to get involved in a range of great activities to help you find out about sustainability. 

Kicking off on Monday 22 October, there is something for everyone throughout the week - the highlights include the Go Green Week Fair and a talk by Sir Mark Moody-Stuart, Chairman of the Foundation for the Global Compact.  The full schedule and links to book as well as information about the Foodbank Collection can be found below.

Schedule and bookings: 

Monday 22 October

The Power-Cycle Challenge

Get active with Northumbria Sport as they aim to match the energy used by a student in a day.  Keep those pedals turning!

Film Showing - Albatross 

 18.30 - 21.30  CCE2, Room 011  Book here
 A visual journey into the environmental impact of our waste and what we can do about it.  Hosted in collaboration with Plastic Free North Tyneside.
Mug for Life Hunt 

Keep your eyes peeled to win a Mug for Life hidden around City Campus - keep the mug to save 20p off your hot drink in our outlets.

Tuesday 23 October

Go Green Week Fair

11.00 – 15.00

Student Central

No booking required

Competitions, freebies, an eco-driving simulator, smoothie bike, a British Heart Foundation clothes sale and more.....   

Northumbria Sport - Active Walk
12.00 - 13.00 Meet outside Sport Central No booking required
Get out and about in your lunch break on a guided walk to Exhibition Park with Northumbria Sport.
Security Bike Tagging, Coach Lane Campus

11.00 – 15.00

Outside Reception, Coach Lane Campus

No booking required

Get your bike security tagged for free.  Plus free bike locks and cycle lights.

Wednesday 24 October

Eco-Dye Artist Workshop

12.00 – 14.00

Students Union Training Rooms 1 and 2, City Campus

Book here
Join local artist Yvette Hawkins and create your own cloth, made with eco-dye, leaves and plants.

Sustainable Cookery Class
12.00 - 14.00  Meet at Claude Gibb Reception

 Book here

 Get top tips on how to cook sustainably by using the left overs in your fridge.


Public Lecture – Sir Mark Moody-Stuart

18.00 - 19.30 Room 002, CCE1 (Business & Law Building) Book here

Sir Mark Moody-Stuart, Chairman of the Foundation for the Global Compact, will discuss the Sustainable Development Goals and what universities and businesses can do to help achieve them. 

Thursday 25 October

Guided Lunchtime Walk with Newcastle City Guides

12.00 – 13.00

Meet outside Sutherland Building, College Street Entrance

Book here

A fascinating walking tour, led by Newcastle City Guides, exploring our history and heritage right on our doorstep.


Mobike Tours

10.30 – 11.30, 12.00 - 13.00 and 13.30 - 14.30

Meet Outside Student Central Quad

Book here

Explore the city on a guided bike ride with Newcastle City Council and get to grips with Mobike - Newcastle's very own urban bike-share scheme.  

   
Dr Bike and Security Bike Tagging, City Campus

11.00 – 15.00

Outside Student Central Quad

No booking required.

Get your bike security tagged for free.  Plus free bike locks and cycle lights.  Also, get your bike a free safety check and basic maintenance from the Cycle Hubs Dr Bike. 

 

Friday 26 October 

Litter Pick
12.30 - 14.30 Meet at the Student's Union Book here
Join Surfers Against Sewage for a litter pick of our surroundings, to help reduce pollution and protect species. 
  
Film Showing - Normal Is Over
12.00 - 14.00

Room 011, CCE2 (Design School)

Book here

A compelling documentary exploring solutions to climate change, income inequality and food production.  Includes Fairtrade refreshments.
 
Meat Free Friday at Foragers and CCE Restaurant
Tuck in to a tasty meat-free meal at Foragers, Coach Lane Campus or CCE restaurant and get some tips on the benefits of a flexitarian diet.

Plus: Donate sealed food and toiletries to the FareShare foodbank.  Donation points are located in the Student's Union, Halls and throughout the University..  

If you have any questions, please contact katie.a.ridley@northumbria.ac.uk.


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