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Harper Adams gets set to Go Green

Posted 2 February 2009

Go Green Week, March 2-6

Over the next few weeks, groups across the UK will be raising awareness of the huge negative impact our universities, colleges and schools are having on the climate.

Universities, colleges and schools emit 12.3 million tonnes of CO2 every year, not including the millions more emitted by people travelling to and from these institutions.

Harper Adams is ready to play its part, with an impressive line-up of events organised by the students’ Environmental Conservational and Sustainability Society for the week of March 2-6. The ECSS students are passionate about improving our world, and want to help Harper Adams become a greener place.

'Go Green Week' activities include:

Monday - Transport

*   Free breakfast for staff and students who cycle in to college
*  "Ditch the car" campaign
*   Bike Maintenance & Road Safety advice
*   Lunchtime bike trail

Tuesday - Energy

*  Advice on how to save energy & cut energy costs
* "Switch it off" campaign

Wednesday - Food

*  Advice on growing your own fruit and veg
*  Bike powered smoothie maker – have a go!
*  Green Curry lunches and dinners
* "Love Food, Hate Waste" campaign
*  Promotion of Fair Trade and Local Food Sourcing
* “Green” cake competition

Thursday - The 3 Rs - Reduce, Reuse and Recycle


*  Second hand book stall
*  Waste Demonstration

Friday - Sustainability

*  Renewable Technologies Walking Tour
*  Sustainable Developments  information


Help your University College be 'green' and support 'Go Green Week'. For more information contact Karen Hughes on 01952 815330

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