Green Fortnight: 14 days of sustainability and climate action
A jam packed festival of eco ideas, smart living events and thinking. From seminars on biodiversity and rewilding, diversity and inclusion in environmentalism or clothes mending and energy forum drop-ins, there is something for everyone, regardless of your ability or experience. Our in-person and online events are a great opportunity for you explore ideas, meet new people and try something new!
In partnership with UWE Bristol, the Students’ Union at UWE are delighted to announce: Green Fortnight 2022: 14 Days of sustainability and climate action. Dedicated seminars, activities, drop-ins, workshops and events all centred around educating our community on sustainable practices as well as tackling the climate crisis and protecting nature. By getting involved you can see how progress is possible and how you can do your bit to create a more sustainable world.
Our in-person and online events are a great opportunity for you explore ideas, meet new people and try something new!
From seminars on biodiversity and rewilding, diversity and inclusion in environmentalism or clothes mending and energy forum drop-ins, there is something for everyone, regardless of your ability or experience.
The full list of Green Fortnight events can be found here on our website or through the UWE Bristol page here, but you can scroll down for some key events that are happening.
On Wednesday 2 November from 13:00-13:50, the Sustainability Advisor at the BBC will be sharing the steps that the BBC is taking to cut the damaging impacts of their productions, as well as the content they're creating to engage the public.
More info here.
We have some great events on sustainable fashion coming up across all three campus sites:
Frenchay: this Swap Shop (clothes and book swap) on Friday 11 November, bring your pre-loved clothes and books ready to swap!
Bower: this clothes mending drop-in on Monday 31 October, and this Swap Shop (clothes and book swap) on Tuesday 8 November (lots of donations needed!). As well as a 'Fashion Fictions' Workshop on Wednesday 9 November.
Glenside: this clothes mending drop-in on Monday 7 November, and this clothes swap by the OT Society!
In town: another Charity Shop Crawl with LGBT+ Society - back by popular demand (Saturday 5 November). More info and sign-up here, allies welcome too.
Did you know UWE Bristol’s new student accommodation is being built to passivhaus standards, which reduces the ecological footprint and conserves energy through its sustainable design?
Join us at this talk to find out more on Tuesday 1 November from 9:00-11:00.
Hear from UWE's Climate Action Manager about top tips to reduce energy bills, an update on what UWE are doing to become carbon neutral, information about COP27, ideas for student projects and live briefs and more!
Just Stop Oil are working towards stopping all new oil and gas projects. Hear more about what they've been up to and meet other students interested in climate action: Thursday 3 November 18:00 at The Students' Union. Fossil fuels are killing us, together we can demand better!
Everyone's welcome to this talk about sustainable period products, where you can also sign up for a free menstrual cup, reusable applicator or reusable period pants (our personal favourite - honestly they are a game changer). AND there will be free food!
We are also running our usual weekly free sustainable period product stalls where you can come and get all kinds of different items for free.
Glenside: every Tuesday 12:00-14:00
Frenchay and Bower: every Friday 12:00-14:00
All stall times and locations are listed on our events webpage here.
We are really excited to have a special edition of our usual Community Garden session where we will be installing a WildPod in the Frenchay Community garden on Wednesday 9 November.
If you love getting out in nature, we’d really recommend signing up for our next conservation volunteering day here as part of our Greenspace programme.
Volunteering and getting more involved with the Green Team:
Please send an email to email@example.com if you would to volunteer at any events or activities like this in the future.
Green Fortnight 2023 was a success and we'd love to share our highlights with you!
How we've helped students to combat period poverty and offer sustainable options