Green Week

Green Week 18th - 24th October

Climate Action for 2021

2021 is a crucial year for sustainability and climate action! Get energised and find about what UWE Bristol and The Students' Union at UWE are doing to meet our climate and ecological emergencies. Find out how you can be more eco-friendly in what you do: our in person and online events are a great way for you to explore ideas, to meet people and to try something new. From mending and sustainable fashion to gardening and our vegan food challenge, activism and student campaigns to changing the curriculum and Education for Sustainable Development, there is bound to be something to interest you. Join us - together we can be a power for the future.

Green Week Events 2021

Dr Bike - free cycling check-ups
18th October 9am - 1pm
Glenside Campus
Free drop in Dr Bike session for all students and staff: our mechanic Ross will be able to carry out a check up and do simple repairs on your bike. He also sells a range of bike lights, locks and accessories.
Freshers Event | Glenside Event | Freshers - Day Time | UNION - Green / Sustainable | Go Green Week | Welcome | Green Week
Linking the Sustainable Development Goals to your studies
18th October 11am - noon
Virtual
Kick off Green Week by finding out about the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), how they can develop your understanding and link to your studies at UWE. Help to map your programme of study.
Freshers Event | Day | Free | UNION - Green / Sustainable | Go Green Week | Welcome | Green Week
Plant sale!
18th October 11am - 19th October 4pm
The Students' Union Frenchay Campus
Pop by any time between 11am-4pm on 18th or 19th October - a whole range of plants will be sold outside Union 1. Come and get a plant for your house, and make your room beautiful with some little green plant friends and oxygenate your air!
Free | UNION - Green / Sustainable | UWE Halls Life | Welcome | Feel Good | Green Week
MEND - live drop in session - Love your clothes!
18th October 11:30am - 2pm
Bower Ashton Campus
Drop in anytime at the first of this year's in person MEND sessions with Fashion Technical team. Bring your mending and any questions or just come by for a chat. (There will also be scraps for you to practice on).
Bower Ashton Event | UNION - Green / Sustainable | Go Green Week | Welcome | Green Week
Green Campus Tour
18th October 1:05pm - 1:55pm
The Students' Union Frenchay Campus
Kick off green week by joining us for our new Green campus tour and discover an exciting world of sustainability and climate action; eco-friendly buildings, wildlife havens, no waste shop, Envirotron greenhouse, shipping container salad farm, etc.
Freshers Event | Freshers - Day Time | Free | UNION - Green / Sustainable | UWE Halls Life | Go Green Week | Welcome | Green Week
Clothes mending and upcycling session
18th October 4pm - 6pm
The Students' Union Frenchay Campus, Upper Engagement Space
Whether you have never mended anything before or you are a brilliant at sewing- we welcome everyone along to learn! Bring some clothes to fix if you can, if you don't have any clothes to bring we will also be providing some.
Freshers Event | Frenchay Event | Free | UNION - Green / Sustainable | Go Green Week | Welcome | Green Week
Green Week 2021: Instagram Giveaway
18th October 5pm - 24th October 11:59pm
Online - Instagram
Win a sustainable placement meal prep kit!
Glenside Event | Day | Free | Alcohol Free | Family Friendly | UNION - Green / Sustainable | Feel Good | Green Week
Introduction to Extinction Rebellion (new UWE Society)
18th October 6pm - 7:30pm
Zoom
Come along to find out more about Extinction Rebellion and how you can get involved at UWE. How to join: Email thegreenteam@uwe.ac.uk to be sent the zoom link.
Freshers Event | Volunteering Opportunities | Campaigns | Free | UNION - Green / Sustainable | Go Green Week | Welcome | Green Week
Launch of the new Glenside Community Garden
19th October 10am - 21st October 2pm
Glenside Campus
Join our Grounds team for the launch of Glenside's community garden! Open on a drop-in basis from 10am until 2pm Tuesday to Thursday this week.
Freshers Event | Glenside Event | Free | UNION - Green / Sustainable | Go Green Week | Green Space | Community Garden | Welcome | Feel Good | Green Week
Glenside green campus walk: trees, habitats and biodiversity
19th October 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Glenside Campus
Take a lunchtime walk and find out about what UWE are doing to support the planet and biodiversity on campus – our wild flower meadows, fruit trees, insect hotels, new pond, herb beds and more. Meet at Glenside reception.
Freshers - Day Time | Day | Free | UNION - Green / Sustainable | Go Green Week | Welcome | Green Week
Green Team Stall - come and say hi!
19th October 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Frenchay Campus - Climate hub by main entrance to Z block (Engineering Block)
Drop by our stand to find out more about the Student Green team and how you can get involved: from socials and events to campaigns and activities, there is bound to be something for you, however little or much time you have.
Free | UNION - Green / Sustainable | Welcome | Green Week
What's the Tea? (with ESD!)
19th October 4pm - 6pm
Union 1 Upper Engagement Space
Hot drink and chat, think sustainability.
Free | Alcohol Free | UNION - Green / Sustainable | Welcome
Community Garden - Green Week Special
20th October noon - 3pm
In this special session you will have the chance of hearing about biodiversity and conservation initiatives that you can get involved with at UWE. We will also be doing a variety of activities including weeding, planting and pruning.
Free | UNION - Green / Sustainable | Community Garden | Welcome | Green Week
Sustainable period products - better for you and the planet!
20th October noon - 1:30pm
Frenchay Campus - Climate hub by main entrance to Z block (Engineering Block)
Find out about the hidden plastic in period products and how you can make positive sustainable choices to avoid it. Drop by at our stand: there will be menstrual products on display and some free items to take.
Day | Free | UNION - Green / Sustainable | Go Green Week | Welcome | Green Week
Uniting the world to tackle climate change – COP26
20th October 1pm - 1:45pm
Teams
The UK will host the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow from 31 October to 12 November 2021. Find out what it all means and how to get involved with with our Carbon Action manager Abbie Basketter.
Day | Free | UNION - Green / Sustainable | Welcome | Green Week
Climate anxiety cafe
20th October 3:15pm - 4:15pm
The Students' Union Bar (Frenchay Campus)
Concerned about the environment and sustainability? Come along to this relaxed and supportive event where we'll explore our feelings and fears about the climate and ecological crises.
Freshers Event | Free | UNION - Green / Sustainable | Go Green Week | Welcome | Green Week
External event: Cabot Institute Annual Lecture: COP26 - Are you paying attention?
20th October 6pm - 7:30pm
Online
External event: Cabot Institute Annual Lecture: COP26 - Are you paying attention? What outcomes do we need to see at this year's United Nations climate talks (COP26) that haven't happened in previous years?
Freshers Event | Bristol Events | Free | UNION - Green / Sustainable | Welcome | Green Week
Extinction Rebellion Stall - new student society
21st October 11:15am - 2:15pm
The Students' Union Frenchay Campus
Drop by to find out more about Extinction Rebellion and the newly forming student society here, and how you can get involved in UWE and beyond.
UNION - Green / Sustainable | Go Green Week | Green Week
Green and sustainable careers - virtual drop in session for students
21st October 3pm - 4pm
Do you want to know how to find out about sustainable careers that could make a positive impact on the world? We will look at some questions to ask yourself about your future career and how to start doing some research in to the possibilities.
Day | Free | UNION - Green / Sustainable | Green Week
Green Gathering - with Sustainable Fashion Talk
21st October 5:45pm - 7:30pm
The Students' Union Frenchay Campus - Meeting Room 1
Join us for Green Gathering in The Students’ Union with free pizza and soft drinks! This will be a chance to meet other students in a relaxed and friendly space, and there will be a sustainable fashion talk from 6.15pm.
Freshers Event | Freshers - Day Time | Free | UNION - Green / Sustainable | Go Green Week | Welcome
Green Week Cook Off
21st October 7pm - 9pm
2S502 - Frenchay Campus
Free | UNION - Green / Sustainable | UWE Halls Life | Green Week
Clothes Swap - Swap, Don't Shop
22nd October 10am - 4pm
The Students' Union, Frenchay Campus
We're hosting a clothes swap as part of Green Week - a chance to 'shop' for trends sustainably with your pals! It's going to be awesome.
Frenchay Event | Day | Free | Alcohol Free | UNION - Green / Sustainable | Change
Bristol Youth Strike 4 Climate
22nd October noon - 3pm
In the lead up to COP26, a global climate conference. join students and staff from Bristol and Bath unis, colleges, and schools to protest inaction of governments globally.
Day | Free | UNION - Green / Sustainable | Welcome | Green Week
Litter Pick and Free Cake
22nd October 1pm - 2:30pm
Union 1, Frenchay Campus
Join The Green Team and the Geography and Environment Society to pick litter around the beautiful Stoke Park. Everything will be provided, and we'll be having free vegan brownies in the Community Garden afterwards.
Free | UNION - Green / Sustainable | Welcome | Green Week
Trip to the Vegan Market with Veg Society
23rd October 10:30am - 4pm
Broadmead Union Street Broadmead BS1 3XD
The Green Team and Veg Society are inviting you to come along to the Bristol vegan market in Broadmead / central Bristol. Come along to meet new people and get some delicious vegan treats! Meeting point: 10.30am in Castle Park.
UNION - Green / Sustainable
Charity Shop Crawl Collaboration with LBGT+ Society
23rd October 2pm - 5pm
Gloucester Rd
The Green Team is collaborating with The UWE LGBTQ+ Society! Everyone is welcome to come along; join us on Gloucester Road as we visit 13 different thrift shops back to back!
Freshers Event | Free | UNION - Green / Sustainable | UWE Halls Life | Welcome

 

 

 

 

For more events put on by UWE for Green Week, see this webpage: Green Week: Sustainability and climate action for 2021 - Events | UWE Bristol

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