Sunday, 31 October 2010

Reading University green week 8th – 12th November

Reading University – is holding a green week from the 8th – 12th November.

‘Our green friends’ event on Tuesday the 9th from 11am - 2.30pm.
‘Is climate change good for the local economy?’ public debate on Thursday the 11th at 7pm.

Full Timetable

Monday 8th November

Green week launch - Cole Museum, 12:30pm

Led by the Vice-Chancellor, this event is the formal start of Green week. Members if staff, students and the local community will be invited to attend the light lunch. This will be followed by an open to all litter picking procession led by a junk percussion band. Please contact EEST if you'd like to attend.

Community event - Agriculture building, 6:45pm

Take the opportunity to visit one of the University's leading academic buildings and discover what our students are working on. The event will also include a review of recently completed and future environmental projects on campus and in the local area.

Tuesday 9th November

Our green friends - Palmer foyer, 11am-2:30pm

An opportunity for the partners and associates of the University to demonstrate their green credentials. Come and talk to suppliers and charities, not forgetting the opportunity to pick up some freebies and giveaways.

Special Showing: The End of the Line - Park Eat, 8pm

Dubbed 'The Inconvenient Truth about the oceans', this film explores how politicians and restaurants around the world are destroying fish populations and damaging the ocean habitat. Find out more about the film here.

Wednesday 10th November

Bicycle bonanza - Palmer foyer, 11am-3:30pm

Everything you need to know to start cycling into work, Now that the evenings are drawing in, we will have support from the local council, and other cycling specialists to help you leave the car at home. FREE Breakfast Butties and Cycling Proficiency Lessons available - click here for more information.

Public lecture - Climate change: the science explained - Henley Business School, 7:30pm

As part of the Public Lecture Series, Professor Nigel Arnell will be delivering a challenging but accessible lecture on the science behind climate change.

Thursday 11th November

Environmental walk - Palmer foyer, 12:30-1:30pm

A chance to see some of the hidden environmental wonders on our campuses. The walk will be led by the Grounds Maintenance team who know the sites like the back of their hands.

Public debate - Is climate change good for the local economy? - Henley Business School, 7pm

A forum to debate whether climate change could be beneficial for our local economy. This is an opportunity to ask questions and watch a panel of eminent local politicians, academics and business people debate the topic.

Friday 12th November

Green awards ceremony - Palmer foyer, 1pm

An opportunity to reflect on the achievements not only of the past week, but of the past academic year. Awards will be presented by Deputy Vice-Chancellor Tony Downes.

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