Wednesday 25th May, 10am-3pm, University Square
As usual you’re invited to check out the UoB Farmer’s Market, with over 20 stalls selling locally sourced, fairly priced, and environmentally friendly produce.
You’ll find a variety of breads, cakes, pies, hot foods, ciders and jams.
More information here.
Friday 27th May, 5:30pm, at the Hay Festival
Frank Uekotter, Environmental Humanities at UoB talks to journalist and author Mark Lynas about Chernobyl and making sense of a nuclear disaster.
Chernobyl is as much a symbol of nuclear risks as a distraction from other problems: some 70 years into the age of nuclear power, we do not have a single reactor that would have a chance without huge public subsidies.
Now that Britain is banking on a nuclear revival we need to learn about the long path to a new generation of reactors.
Learn more about the event by clicking here.
Support coffee farmers to fight climate change by joining coffee drinkers across the world!
Catering outlets on campus will be counting how many cups of Fairtrade coffee are sold throughout Friday 13th May. Fairtrade will add them up and the more cups of coffee counted, the stronger the message to governments and communities that Fairtrade is a way to support coffee farmers facing the impacts of climate change.
Thursday 12th May, 5pm-8pm, at Winterbourne House and Garden
Discover the beauty of Winterbourne at night. There will be a tour of the garden at 6pm and tours of the house at 6pm and 7pm.
Click here to find out more.
Thursday 12th May, 5:30pm-6:30pm, at UoB, room tbc
Helen Maclagan, Culture Director for the UK National Commission for UNESCO (UKNC) will introduce the UKNC and explain its role and remit.
The lecture will focus on recent research undertaken by the UKNC on the financial and non-financial value which UNESCO accreditations bring to UK UNESCO designations, of which World Heritage Sites are the best known.
Click here for more information!
Wednesday 11th May, 4pm-6:30pm, at Muirhead Tower, Room 417
Dr Theodore Trefon (Belgian Royal Museum for Central Africa and University of Kinshasa) leads this seminar on ‘Congo’s environmental paradox: potential and predation in a land of plenty’.
For more information about this International Development Department Seminar click here.
Don’t forget to check out the monthly Green Team newsletters which are uploaded to our ‘Newsletters’ page!
They have lots of green articles, details of events, and crossword puzzles.
Tuesday 10th May, 2pm-5pm, at Winterbourne Centre for Horticulture
Head down to Winterbourne for their first open day and discover all the new courses.
There will be sample classes, tours, and practical activities. It’s a fantastic opportunity to find out what the centre can offer.
Click here for more information!
Since 2012, fewer households have received government help to become more efficient. This is due to cuts to programmes which help to make homes warmer and cheaper to heat.
This is a crucial factor in the fight against climate change, with improving the insulation of homes in the UK is seen as the cheapest and fastest way to reduce energy bills and carbon emissions.
The Great Hall provided the venue for the Green Supplier Fair and Ethical Market on March 2nd, part of Fairtrade Fortnight. There were many stalls and it was great to see people learning about how the university utilises companies and organisations that will enhance and maintain a green ethos.
Amongst the companies there providing information about the work they do were two companies promoting sustainable food packaging: Magenta UK and Vegware.