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Sustainability Week 2019

This year sustainability week has the theme of sustainable food. Join us between 4-8 March for events which are free and open to students and staff.

Drop-in day, 4 March 11:00 – 14:00

Our opening event will be a drop-in day on Monday 4 March 11:00 – 14:00 in the VJ Gallery. Come along and meet exhibitors and have the chance to win some Riverford goodies. We will be having a seed planting session as well – calling all Green Impact teams who need to get those edible plants sown, come along and join in the fun!

Environmental sustainability forum, 5 March 12:30 – 14:00

To celebrate one year since the approval of our environmental sustainability strategy, we are holding a sustainability forum on Tuesday 5 March 12:30 – 14:00 in the Main Building Council Chamber.

Join us for presentations from each of the lead area followed by a question and answer panel session chaired by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Professor Karen Holford. Please make sure you book your place online to join us for this event.

Bike breakfasts and lunchtime litter pick

Our popular bike breakfasts and social will return with a vegetarian twist this year, we will also have Dr Bike and South Wales Police available to security mark your bicycle.  We will also invite staff and students to take part in a litter pick in Bute Park on 6th March and enjoy some fresh air during your lunchtime.

Sustainability skills

Supporting our theme of sustainable food, this year we are running two sustainability skills workshops. Back by popular demand is our wasteless kitchen workshop where you can learn some tasty tricks on what to do with your leftovers!  Alternatively if you’d like to learn more about growing your own, however small a space you have available, come along to our urban growing workshop.

There are lots more events to take part it – you can find them in the ‘sustainability week’ events series on the intranet.

Tuesday 5 March

08:30-09:15: Bike breakfast and Social – Main building restaurant  – register for this event

11:00 – 14:00: Dr Bike and security marking – Main building – no need to book, just turn up on the day

12.30-14:00: Environmental sustainability Forum – Main Council Chamber – register for this event

14:00: Bananageddon – A fruit in crisis – 33 Park Place – register for this event

Wednesday 6 March

09.30: Guided walk to Global Gardens – register for this event

11:00-14:00: Dr Bike and security marking – Michael Griffiths Building Heath Park – no need to book, just turn up on the day

12:00-14:00: Wasteless Kitchen – Glamorgan Building – register for this event

12:00-14:00: Litter pick Bute Park – register for this event

17:30: PLACE distinguished lecture – register for this event

Thursday 7 March

08.30-09.15: Bike breakfast and Social – IV Lounge, Heath Park – register for this event

09.30: Guided walk to Canton Community Gardens, Chapter Arts Centre – register for this event

12:00-14:00: Urban Growing – Michael Griffiths Building – register for this event

13:30: Transforming relationships within regional food systems by Dr Angelina Sanderson Bellamy: 33 Park Place – register for this event

15:00: Photovoice workshop – register for this event

Friday 8 March

14:00: Guided bike ride to Riverside Community Gardens – register for this event

We are committed to leadership in sustainability and improving our environmental performance. Read our environmental sustainability strategy.

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