Go Green Salford 2018

From Monday 12th February – Friday 9th March we will be running a series of free events and activities around the University for Go Green Salford.

We have planned a whole range of activities to raise awareness of sustainability issues and provide opportunities for you to get involved and take action. Activities are open to all staff and students at the University and you can find all the details below.

Monday 12th February

Meat Free Monday 11.30-1.30pm

Having less meat in your diet can improve your health and helps to reduce the negative environmental impacts of eating meat, slowing climate change and preserving natural resources.

Join Salfood for their Meat Free Monday pop up at Maxwell Foyer. They will provide range of tasty veggie dishes to sample for just £1.00 a pot along with some freebie healthy snacks.

The Green Tea 2 – 3.30pm

Come and meet the Environmental Sustainability Team and find out more about their work and how you can make an impact. Share your views on what you think we should be doing in different areas of sustainability, whilst enjoying some hot drinks and cake.

Booking is required, click here to find out more about the event and register your attendance.

Tuesday 13th February

Travel Green Tuesday

Travelling by sustainable modes reduces the impact we have on the global environment but also locally with regards to a reduction in air and noise emissions. We aim to reduce the number of single occupancy vehicle trips to and from the University, and promote sustainable modes of transport such as cycling, walking, public transport or car sharing.

Post your green journey selfie to @UoS_Sustain and be in with a chance to win a prize!


Wildlife Wednesday 2-3pm

Come and explore the Castle Irwell Urban Wetland, a flood basin created to help reduce flood risk, but also a new habitat for urban wildlife.

Led by the Environment Agency, the Castle Irwell basin is a joint project with Salford City Council, the University of Salford and the local community, and is sited on the old student village, beside the River Irwell.

Join us for a walk around the new site and see what wildlife you can spot. Meet at the Littleton Road entrance at 2pm. Contact us for more information.

Thursday 15th February

Throw-less Thursday 11am-3pm

Here at the University of Salford we aim to get our staff and students to re-think before they throw, by reusing or recycling their waste, or even better reducing it!

Test your knowledge, get top tips on how to recycle right and improve your recycling skills with our game. Visit our stall at Maxwell Foyer and be in with a chance of winning a prize!

Friday 16th February

Feel Good Friday

Look out for the Environmental Sustainability Team on Feel Good Friday!

We will be out and about on campus, talking to staff and students and snapping pictures of you with your sustainable pledges for our Twitter campaign. Come and tell us your sustainable New Year’s Resolution or send us a Tweet and a lucky winner will be chosen from our Twitter uploads.

Peel Park Walk 12.30-2pm

The Peel Park Keeper has arranged a stroll through the park and local area, to enjoy the scenery, with refreshments provided. Come and spring into action, stretch your legs and enjoy the fresh air.

Booking required here.

Monday 19th – Friday 23rd February

SDG Teach-In week

Make your pledge for the NUS SDG Teach-In week to raise awareness of why the Sustainable Development Goals should be at the heart of further and higher education. Help catalyse the change needed to make this happen. Click here to make your Teach-In pledge.

Monday 19th February

Meat Free Monday

Tweet @UoS_Sustain a photo of your #meatfreemonday lunch or dinner and you could win a prize!

Tuesday 20th February

Travel Green Tuesday 12-2pm

It is important to get your bike serviced to improve its longevity and ensure it runs effectively to keep you safe on your daily commute. Get your bike serviced free of charge by Dr. Bike, via TfGM. Book in your 15 minute slot by emailing Neva.

Wednesday 21st February

Wildlife Wednesday 12-3.30pm

Join our Environmental Sustainability Team for our Wildlife Wednesday theme and build bug hotels using reused items. You could make a home for solitary bees, lacewings or ladybirds.  Join in with the fun, our stall will be located by the SU foyer area.

Thursday 22nd February

Throw-less Thursday 11am-3pm

Take part in our Throw-less Thursday quiz and recycling game to test your knowledge. Drop into our stall at Allerton, take part and you could win a sustainable themed prize!

Friday 23rd February

Feel Good Friday

The Team will be out and about again collecting sustainable pledges from you and giving out a prize at the end of the day!

 Monday 26th February

Meat Free Monday 11.30am – 1.30pm

Salfood will be hosting a Meat Free Monday popup at Allerton foyer area. Come and enjoy some veggie treats for just £1.00 a pot, along with some freebie healthy snacks.

Tuesday 27th February

Travel Green Tuesday 12-2pm

We have organised a bike maintenance training session with TfGM. This session will provide a hands on experience led by an expert instructor. Bring your bike along and learn how to do safety checks and maintenance. This session is free of charge and will take place in Peel LG14, booking is required via Eventbrite.

Wednesday 28th February

Fairtrade Film screening 1-3pm

We will be hosting a film screening for Fairtrade as part of Fairtrade Fortnight. There will also be a presentation and an open discussion with refreshments provided. Join us at Newton 234 for the screening, booking required here.

Thursday 1st March

Throw-less Thursday 11-3pm

We will be hosting our Throw-less Thursday at Media City foyer. Join the team and get involved in our recycling quiz and game. You’ll be in with a chance to win a sustainability themed prize!

Friday 2nd March

Feel Good Friday

Keep an eye out for us around campus and come and share your sustainable pledge to be in with a chance of winning a prize!

Monday 5th March

Peel Park Volunteers 12:30-2:30pm

Make a difference by volunteering and join the Park Keeper in Peel Park to obtain a hands on experience with some practical tasks. Enjoy, chat and exchange skills. Equipment and refreshments will be provided. Booking is required here.  Be sure to wear suitable clothing and footwear.

Tuesday 6th March

The Big DSAS Tidy Up 10-11.30am / Craft Session 2-3pm

Come and pitch in for the community and the environment by litter picking. DSAS will be hosting a litter pick session in the morning, followed by a craft session in the afternoon where you can see what you can create with waste!

Meet outside New Adelphi café.

Wednesday 7th March

Greenpower Electric Car Challenge Launch 9.30am-1pm

The University of Salford will be participating in the Greenpower Electric Car Challenge, and are holding a launch event in the New Adelphi Theatre. At the launch you will hear from the ICZ Director of Engineering & Environments and top industry professionals from Prodrive, Siemens and Jaguar Land Rover about how the scheme operates and how and why to get involved.

For further information and registration see Eventbrite.

Thursday 8th March

Fairtrade Fun 11am-3pm

Fairtrade changes the way trade works through better prices for the consumers, decent working conditions and most importantly a fairer deal for farmers and workers in developing countries.

Treat yourself and cycle up a delicious free smoothie using Fairtrade fruits. Join us at Maxwell foyer.

Friday 9th March

Feel Good Friday

Find us around the university campus, get your picture taken with your sustainable pledges for our Twitter campaign. Make your sustainable pledge for the rest of the year and a winner will be selected for a prize!


For more information about any of the events, please contact Neva Mowl.

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