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10-14 February: Green Week

6 February 2014

We're excited to announce University of Westminster's Green Week, 10-14 February 2014.With a range of film screenings, workshops, a smoothie bike, swap shop and bike servicing, we hope you'll be able to join us.

Check out the line-up below for full details.

Throughout the week

Monday 10 February

10am-2pm - Free bike servicing from Dr Bike
outside Marylebone Campus

This is an opportunity for you to have your bike checked over, and a friendly bike mechanic will make most adjustments made on the spot, for free.

4.30pm - Free Film screening, Do the Math
Marylebone Campus, Room M210

We are pleased to announce a free screening of Do the Math, a short documentary in which Bill McKibben explores the maths of climate change and gives a possible solution for how to go forwards. Join us to explore the figures and discuss the ideas in the films afterwards.

Tuesday 11 February

Halls Visits from Student Switch Off

Our enthusiastic, environmentally-minded Student Switch Off Ambassadors will be visiting halls explaining how students can save energy and boost recycling by taking part in our Student Switch Off Campaign in their halls of residence. They’ll be visiting three of our university owned halls on Tuesday:

  • 12-2pm – Marylebone Halls of Residence
  • 2.30-3pm – International House Halls of Residence
  • 4-5.30pm – Alexander Fleming Halls of Residence

Wednesday 12 February

11-4pm Smoothie Bike and info give away at Westminster’s Wellbeing Day
Cavendish Campus, foyer

Come and visit us at Wellbeing day where you can try out our delicious smoothies made using a smoothie bike, find out about what projects and schemes are lined up at Westminster and how you can get involved.

5.30pm - Free screening, Project Wild Thing
Regent Campus, Room RS354

Join us for a free screening of this captivating documentary which follows Filmmaker David Bond on his quest to help get kids outdoors in the face of tough competition from computer games, advertising and central heating.

Thursday 13 February

12-2pm Tour and Workshop at Marylebone Food Growing Space

Meet outside our Marylebone Campus at 12pm for a tour of the growing space and a chance to get involved in making the growing space productive and thriving for the term ahead. If you can’t make the tour, join the workshop any time between 12-2pm.

4.30-5.30pm - Student Green Week Bonanza
Cavendish Campus, The Pavillion

Pre-trashed recycling party with a bicycle powered smoothie maker, clothes swap shop and delicious home-made cakes. Organised and hosted by University of Westminster students. Open to all students and staff.

5.30pm - Free Film Screening, Trashed the Movie
Cavendish Campus, Small Lecture Theatre

We buy it, we bury it, we burn it and then we ignore it. Does anyone think about what happens to all the trash we produce? We keep making things that do not break down. We have all heard these horrifying facts before, but with Jeremy Irons as our guide, we discover what happens to the billion or so tons of waste that goes unaccounted for each year.

Friday 14 February

10-2pm - Free bike servicing from Dr Bike
Outside Cavendish Campus

This is an opportunity for you to have your bike checked over, and a friendly bike mechanic will make most adjustments made on the spot, for free.

12-1pm - Green Impact workshop
Cavendish Campus, Room C2.15

In this workshop exclusive for Green Impact teams and Green Impact Project Assistants, we’ll be enjoying lunch and cake and discussing ‘How to tackle 20 Green Impact actions in a week’ to give teams the chance to get ahead with Green Impact.

About the University of Westminster:

The University of Westminster boasts a vibrant learning environment attracting more than 20,000 students from over 150 nations and we continue to invest in our future with new developments, research projects and new ideas.

We offer highly attractive practice-based courses that are independently rated as excellent, many with international recognition. Our distinguished 180-year history has meant we lead the way in many areas of research, particularly politics, media, art and design, architecture and biomedical sciences, and our position in the city of London allows us to continue to build on our close connections with leading figures and organisations in these areas as well as in the worlds of business, information technology, politics and law.

Our commitment to educating graduates for the needs of professional life attracts high quality students from within the UK and around the globe.

Internationalisation, employability and sustainability are key elements in the University of Westminster’s vision for the future and we strive to ensure the very highest standards are met and maintained.

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