The University of Sussex will be celebrating Go Green Week from Monday February 25 to Friday March 1.

The week will see presentations and workshops delivered to explain more about the environment and encourage people to be environmentally friendly.

On Monday there will be various events taking place in the Attenborough Centre, including a presentation from final year students on their research project on food waste from 12:30-13:30, a presentation on the importance of bees and insects from 13:00-13:30, and a Green Pop Quiz hosted by Equestrian Sports Soc at Northfield Bar to raise money for an Animal Assisted Therapy day on campus.

On Tuesday, the University will be hosting a Go Green Swap Shop where students can drop off unwanted items in exchange for new ones, and the evening will see a ‘Go Green SKINT’ in which no plastic cups or straws will be used.

Wednesday will see a reusable fabric bag-making event hosted by Craft Society and SCOOP as well as a screening of An Inconvenient Truth, a film that provides facts and information about man-made climate change which will take place in Jubilee 144 at 3pm.

A Go Green cocktail night will be taking place on Thursday in which 50p from every 2-4-1 sale will go to raising money for Sussex Wildlife Trust.

On Friday March 1, students have been encouraged to bring their own reusable cups for ‘Cup Free Friday’ and Caroline Lucas, MP for Brighton Pavilion constituency, will also be coming to campus to discuss sustainability, how to be environmentally friendly and answer students’ questions.

Find out more about Sussex Go Green Week on the University of Sussex Student Union website.

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