This year’s Green Week 8-14 March will be entirely online, so you can join in no matter where in the world you are!
Some of the events listed below.
Getting started with Upcycling: Fabric Tote Bag
Speaker: Gina Austin (Fab Lab Technical Skills Instructor)
Upcycling is an environmentally friendly solution to reducing waste by taking something old and turning it into something new. It can be done with clothes, furniture, or general household materials which can become bespoke presents for friends and family, or bringing a new lease of life for that old piece of furniture that’s seen better days.
Sessions are either 1-hour long or a 4 hour supported session. The 1-hour sessions are a mixture of demonstrations, general information, example products, finishing with a question and answer session. In the supported sessions, you will be guided through our specific upcycling tutorials, working through each step one at a time allowing you to ask any questions as you go along. For any session, you can request a 1-2-1 with one of our team afterwards if you have any more questions or want some more specific information.
You can book onto all sessions or just those that are most useful to you:
- Furniture Renovation (1 hour)
- Textiles (1 hour)
- Sustainable face mask (4 hours)
- Fabric tote bag (4 hours)
- Pallet garden planter (4 hours)
Book your place here.
The Climate Crisis is Already Here! Panel Discussion
Time: 1pm – 2:30pm
Speakers: WARSOC, WASS, FOP
Warwick University is kicking off Green Week 2021 with the theme ‘The Climate Crisis is already here!’ How does this coupled with the understanding that this crisis is a capitalist, imperial, racist and sexist crisis, change our organising? Panel discussion with Warwick Anti-Racism Society (WARSOC), Warwick Anti-Sexism Society (WASS) and Friends Of Palestine (FOP).
This event will take place via Microsoft Teams. Join in the discussion from 1pm by clicking this link: https://bit.ly/2NyqQli
Time: 2pm – 3pm
Speaker: David Chapman (Sustainability Champion at Warwick University)
Join David Chapman, Sustainability Champion at Warwick University, about some of the many simple ways we can be more sustainable in our daily lives.
Book your place here.
Motivation Monday Education Talk
Time: 6pm – 7pm
Audience: Coventry University Students
Join our CUSU Student Sustainability Champions as they discuss the growing importance of sustainability when it comes to their courses! See from the student perspective the value that learning about sustainability can add to your overall University experience. The talk will be shared on our CUSU Sustainability Facebook from 12pm Monday 8th March and be available to watch again and again thereafter!
Sign up link coming soon.
Tuesday 9 March 2021
Sustainability and Science: Our Greener lab
Time: 10am – 11am
Speaker: Patrick King and Bethan Grist
Audience: Coventry University students and staff
Science labs have a significant impact on the environment. They use a substantial amount of energy and can produce a lot of waste, both from chemicals and single-use plastics. We are becoming increasingly aware of how we affect the environment in all aspects of our lives. In this talk, we will explore our journey towards sustainability within our lab, our successes, and our plans for a greener future.
Book your place here.
GreenTalk LIVE: Health, well-being and sustainable communities
Speakers: Coventry & Warwickshire Green Business Programme, Thrive at Work
Looking after your health and well-being is important all year round, but even more so during the current pandemic restrictions. We’ve known for some time that the natural environment can reduce stress, lift moods and make us feel better.
In partnership with Thrive at Work, the Coventry & Warwickshire Green Business Programme is hosting a webinar on how the physical benefits from green infrastructure, active travel and green spaces can improve people’s health and well-being. There will be details on how you can adopt well-being initiatives within your organisation and in your home life, as well as details on active green travel plans from Coventry City Council’s transport team.
Thrive at Work will present an overview of their structured approach to workplace health and well-being, ensuring that businesses are aware of the benefits of employee well-being detailing the resources available through their programme to implement initiatives in your own workplaces.
Find out more and register here
10 Tips to Enhance Your (Green) Pitch
Time: 11am – 12pm
Speaker: Constantina Katsari (tech entrepreneur)
Join Constantina Katsari as she discusses 10 tips you’ll be able to apply to your pitch to make it more impactful to investors. Constantina is a tech entrepreneur who has already set-up several start-ups and is particularly interested in start-ups that want to increase their market traction and raise funding. Other webinars offer by CUE can be found via our Organiser Page
If you are considering starting your own business – or have recently done so, why not check out CUE’s website? This is only one of our activities to support prestart and new start businesses. CUE Business Solutions is offering this FREE workshop to you through the Coventry and Warwickshire Business Support Programme, the session is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund. If you are interested in further support then please get in touch.
Prestart: If you have a technology-based business idea and have not yet started a business and you live in the Coventry or Warwickshire region.
New Business: If you have a technology-based business idea and have registered your business with HRMC or Companies House less than 12 months ago and are operating out of the Coventry or Warwickshire region.
Places are limited, so make sure you book yours now.
How can you decide whether a company is really green or just covered in greenwash? Live Webinar
Time: 11am – 12pm
Speaker: Gideon Howell – Associate Head (Enterprise & Commercial) School of Energy Construction and Environment, Coventry University
Greenwashing is an attempt to capitalize on the growing demand for environmentally sound products, whether that means they are more natural, healthier, free of chemicals, recyclable, or less wasteful of natural resources. During this webinar, we will be looking at how to identify a company is genuinely green or is just providing misleading information about how their products are more environmentally sound.
Webinar link coming soon.
Green Careers in the 21st Century
Time: 12:30pm – 2pm
Speaker: Dr Ben Vivian
Join This lunchtime discussion with:
Dr Ben Vivian Course Director MSC Sustainability and Environmental Management at Coventry University and Special guests:
Martin Baxter (Director of Policy and External Affairs, Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment)
Lucy Davies – former CU MSc graduate now a Senior Sustainability Consultant with WSP
Register for this event here.
The Climate Crisis: A Feminist Issue. Joint event for Int. Women’s & Green Week
Time: 1pm – 2pm
Speakers: Eseosa, Kimia (SU Environment & Ethics Officers), Amara (SU Womens’ Officer) and Warwick Anti-Sexism Society
This is a collaborative event for Green Week 2021 and International Women’s Week 2021. The climate crisis has arrived and it is women and young girls in the global south who are bearing the brunt of it. Come along to learn more and what feminists are doing about it.
This event will take place via Microsoft Teams. Join in the discussion from 1pm by clicking this link: https://bit.ly/2M3VPp4
Time: 2pm – 3pm
Speaker: Jaliyyah Ahmadu-Bell
The session would look at sustainable pensions and how these are becoming more common in retail investment funds. It will consider the growing impact of ESG as a style of investing in pensions and why firms like this idea.
You can register for this session here.
Become a Staff Sustainability Champion
Time: 3:30pm – 4:30pm
Speaker: Joanne Sharma (Sustainability Advisor)
Audience: Coventry University Staff
Are you a Coventry University staff member who is interested in sustainability and the environment
Come along to this meeting to:
-Meet the Environment Team
-Find out about our role what is happening across the University
-How you can support Coventry University to become more sustainable
Register in advance here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Climate Reality: #WeAreGreen?
Time: 5pm – 6pm
Speakers: David Chapman (Sustainability Champion at Warwick University)
Climate Reality Leader, David Chapman, presents the Climate Reality presentation looking at the climate emergency and actions we are taking.
Having received training with Al Gore in Berlin in 2018, David has spent nearly a decade in the field of sustainability. This presentation looks at how many impacts of climate change are interlocked and what we, as humanity, are doing to fight it.
To attend this event please book your space here.
Sustainable periods pad making event
Time: 6pm – 7:30pm
Speakers: Amara (SU Womens’ Officer) and Red Tent
Audience: Warwick University Students
Spaces for this event are limited to 20 so sign up now!
Periods are not fun for all those who have them but let’s have fun making sustainable pads together. We will post the first 20 people to sign up for all the materials they will require (UK addresses only). All you need to bring is yourself and maybe a glass of wine.
This event has a limited capacity of 20. Please provide your address and student ID number and full name when you sign up. The event will close once all 20 places have been taken up,
This event will take place via Microsoft Teams. Join in the discussion from 6pm by clicking this link: https://bit.ly/3jYrVPq
Tasty Tuesday Netflix Party
Take some time to unwind in the evening by coming along to our Netflix Teleparty! Get involved in the fun as we watch the phenomenal ‘Kiss the Ground’ Netflix film together that will make you think twice about modern-day agriculture. We look forward to seeing you there!
Event link coming soon!
Cycling in a Medieval Town: A Simon Munk presentation
Time: 7:30pm – 8:30pm
Speaker: Simon Munk (London Cycling Campaign)
Simon Munkis an Infrastructure Campaigner from London Cycling Campaign who helped develop the internationally-lauded Waltham Forest mini-Holland schemes. In this talk about cycling in Warwick, Simon will discuss:
– Political will – what it looks and feels like, how to get it
– New DfT guidance and funding streams – Gear Change, LTN 1/20, the government finally getting risks of climate, dirty air, inactivity etc. and need to act
– Temporary schemes – what can be achieved and how fast
– What good cycling looks like and what it doesn’t look like – the need for campaigns to be bold, but also constructive
– How to achieve stuff in narrow streets and congested medieval centres
You can find out more and book your free place on Eventbrite here. Attendance is limited so book now.
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