We’re still planing Green Week 2021 and currently don’t have any events available to notify you about. Make sure to visit our website closer to Green Week to see what we will have one. In the mean time, why not check out some of our events from 2020 below.

Monday (2nd)
  • Meat Free Monday (11:00-14:30): Almost all hot food served in the Hub food court will be. A delicious vegan curry, Thali, Naan will also be available at the guest counter with vegan naan, sides and condiments.
  • Repair Café (10:00-16:00): Repair your toys and other small good at the FabLab!
  • Chasing Coral (17:00-19:00): Showing in Square One, a team of divers, scientists and photographers travel around the world to unravel the mystery of disappearing coral reefs. Soft drinks and snacks can be purchased from the venue.
  • Sustainable Sock Tie Dye Workshop (17:00): Godiva Place
  • Food Intercept Vegetarian lunch sale (The University of Warwick) (Chaplaincy, 12:00-15:00): Food Intercept is a student-run social enterprise which exists to tackle the issue of food waste. They have partnered up with "Mum's Kitchen" in Coventry that empowers disadvantaged women from ethnic minorities. These women transform the collected food into delicious meals. Don't forget to bring your own container for a 50p discount!
  • ReStore (The University of Warwick) (Buildspace, Engineering, 16:00-20:00): Come along to the engineering building with your items that need fixing or upcycling. Learn how to use various tools and kit whilst becoming part of amending and reuse community. Please fill out the form here.
  • CANCELLED: From Declarations to Action, (University of Warwick) (IDL Auditorium, 18:00-19:30): As Green Week 2020 gets off to a hectic start come along for a discussion on the State of our Planet, Chris Crean from West Midlands Friends of the Earth will kick the session off with a short summary of what’s shaping up across the West Midlands and then lead a lively discussion on what we need to be doing in 2020.
    Register here.
  • Literary Response to Climate Anxieties, (University of Warwick) (Curiositea, 19:00-21:00): Kick-off Green Week by joining us for an evening of casual discussion and sharing of your poetics, short stories, music, personal experiences, and ideas on the climate and ecological crisis, and anxieties and emotions surrounding this. No literary experience necessary, come for good chat and cake!
  • Screening: Beasts of the Southern Wild (19:30 - 22:30, L3 Science Concourse, University of Warwick): join Warwick Student Cinema for a special screening of Benh Zeitlin's gorgeous drama "Beasts of the Southern Wild," which, with an award-winning screenplay and luscious visuals, explores the destructive nature of climate change and its impact on a fictional indigenous population.
Tuesday (3rd)
  • Big Green Fair (10:30-15:30): Come along to Hub to check out our variety of stalls, including:
    • Lush, providing free samples, giving a zero waste advice and holding workshops where you can make your product.
    • Second hand bike sale, provided by Hawk Cycles
    • Sustainable travel stall, providing information on the most environmentally friendly, efficient and cheapest travel opens in the region.
    • The environment team, letting you know about all of our sustainable activities across campus
    • Sustainability community, with fun games and freebies!
    • CUSU volunteering opportunities
    • Warwickshire Wildlife Trust
    • Green Business Programme
    • CU enterprise
  • Smoothie Bike (11:30-14:30): Make your own smoothie at the Hub! Choose your ingredients from a range of fresh fruits and juices, then hop on our bike, fitted with a smoothie maker and get peddling! The fast you peddle the faster you make your smoothie.
  • Make your own Lush product (14:15/15:15/16:15): Attend a workshop Coventry's very own Lovely Lush Team! Can can choose between a big blue bath bomb, comforter bar or cupcake face mask. Sign up to one of these workshops at: bit.ly/LushWorkshop. Spaces are limited so book now.
  • Disco Soup (Broadgate, Coventry, 10:00-15:00): Warwick Conferences will be providing their amazing food van and a professional chef to cook us yummy soups made out of leftover vegetables (v)(ve). The food on the day is PAY AS YOU FEEL as there is no numerical worth to the surplus food. The money raised will be going to local charity Emmaus.
  • Wall-E (18:00): Bishop Gate
  • NESSE and Innovative Manufacturing & Future Materials GRP workshop (Open to everyone) (Radcliffe Conference Centre, University of Warwick, 9:00-17:30): This day will bring together early-career scientists and professionals from different domains to share ideas about how they can contribute to achieving sustainability in its dimensions: socially, economically and environmentally. The event focuses on early-stage speakers who address sustainability in their research/work from industry and academia. Also, there are 10 available places to display participants posters. By the end of the event, the participants would vote for the best poster. The authors of the two winning posters will each receive £50.00 Amazon voucher.
    Lunch and refreshments will be provided. As there are only 50 spaces, please register here. Deadline is on the 26th of February.
  • WMG Sustainability stall (The University of Warwick only) (IMC foyer, 11:00-13:00): Come along for interactive games around sustainability with treats throughout!
  • Kirby Corner: Sustainability stall (The University of Warwick only) (Library, 14:15-16:15): Come and join the Environmental Sustainability team in the Library for some interactive games and treats alongside the Warwick Library's Study Happy team. Biscuits and freebies included! 🙂
Wednesday (4th)
  • Cyclists Breakfast (8:00-10:00): Provide evidence that you've cycled today (e.g. a nice photo!) you can get breakfast voucher to purchase some lovely hot food from the Hub. Participants will also enter a random draw to win a £10 Love2Shop voucher.
  • NESSE and Innovative Manufacturing & Future Materials GRP Event (9:00-17:30): This day will bring together early-career scientists and professionals from different domains to share ideas about how they can contribute to achieving sustainability in its dimensions: socially, economically and environmentally. The event focuses on early stage speakers who address sustainability in their research/work from industry and academia. Booking Essential.
  • Dr Bike (10:00-16:00): Bring your bike to the ECB cycle rack for the for a free bike maintenance session! (you may need to pay for new parts)
  • Coundon Wedge (10:30-15:00): Volunteer to help with Hedge Cutting, Tree maintenance and River Clearance, helping to improve one of the city’s best loved sites, a large variety of tasks and a chance to help prevent flooding later in the year. Meet outside the Hub 1.25 15 minutes early. Sign up here.
  • WMG Sustainability Stall (11:00-13:00, IMC Foyer, University of Warwick): Interactive games and treats throughout!
  • Super Sorters Project (11:30-15:00): Volunteers will be helping weigh, sort and store donated food / clothes before it’s made into parcels for clients to collect. Sign up here.
  • Upcycling workshop (10:00-14:00): take your old materials to the FabLab and upcycle them into something new, e.g. bring along a pair of jeans and turn them into tote bags!
  • Sustainable Mindsets (13:00-13:30): at JAG28 we’ll be discussing our attitudes towards sustainability and what we can change to become more environmentally friendly.
  • Bishop Gate Student Focus Group (16:00): Bishop Gate
  • CUSU Green Week Cook off (17:00): Bishop Gate are tasking you to cook a delicious meal with only leftover ingredients. Challenge yourself to cook a whole new dish. Email reslife@futurelets.co.uk for more information.
  • Waste Less Wednesday: Find out more information throughout the day through digital promotion on the waste produced by companies in the UK and tips for reducing the rubbish in your life.
  • WMG Lunchtime Research Seminar (University of Warwick) (IDL Auditorium, 13:00 - 14:00):A lunchtime seminar of the diversity of research taking place in WMG connected to supporting the environment and sustainability. Discover how research is tackling some of the environmental issues of the day and the impact it is having on manufacturing, industry and society.For further information and to register for the event.
  • Inspiring Women Student Series: Frankie Hobro (University of Warwick only) (13:00 - 14:00): Frankie Hobro is the Director and Owner of Anglesey Sea Zoo and an Alumni of Bangor University. Frankie has a long history working on hands-on conservation projects with critically endangered species in difficult conditions abroad, having worked in many different countries in both terrestrial and marine environments, and specialising in island nature reserve and endangered species management.
  • Amphibian and Reptile Conservation, (CANCELLED)  Attend this workshop to find out more about the work of the Warwickshire Amphibian and Reptile Team and how you can get involved. The team aims to encourage people to learn about, protect and conserve these animals and their habitats. They record distribution and population size and provide training to encourage others to get involved. 
  • Allotment Society Session (The University of Warwick only) (14:00-16:00): Join the usual allotment session during Green Week, where we will be making up some windowsill herbs for you to take home, and presenting a skillshare on the basics of plant health. Alongside our usual site maintenance and potentially a bit of seed sowing of course!
  • Kirby Corner: Sustainability Stall (University of Warwick Library 14:45-16:15): Come and join the environmental sustainability team in the Library for some interactive games and treats alongside the Study Happy team.
  • SU SWAP SHOP (The University of Warwick) (SU Atrium, 10:00-16:00): Bring any clothes you no longer want to SU HQ Reception before Wednesday 4th March, or directly to the Swap Shop. If you don't have any clothes to swap, don't worry! Simply make a small cash donation to charity at the swap shop to take home any clothes you like the look of. Nothing will go to waste! All the clothes left at the end of the event will be donated to the Leamington Night Shelter.
  • Sustainability and Career Planning (University of Warwick students exclusively) (OC0.04, 12:00-13:00): This workshop is offered by the university Careers team as part of, and in conjunction with, the 'Green Week' series of activities. This is for any student in any year studying any subject, who is interested in thinking and talking about sustainability and how it relates to career planning and choice.
  • The Warwick Food Waste Summit (The University of Warwick) (OC0.03, 14:00-18:00): In collaboration with Warwick SEED and WIDS, Food Intercept is hosting a free-to-attend Food Waste Summit. This is a fantastic opportunity to inform yourselves about how to tackle one of the most damaging and ubiquitous issues of our time; Food Waste.
  • POSTPONED: Taking Action for Climate Emergency - A Panel Discussion (The University of Warwick): We apologise for any inconvience, this event is postponed.
Thursday (5th)
  • Litter pick (9:30-13:00): The Towpath Taskforce tasks vary and change with the seasons, at the location volunteers will assist with litter picking on land and possibly from the boat. All tools and equipment will be provided, along with expert and friendly support and refreshments. Meet outside the Hub 1.25 15 minutes beforehand. Sign up here.
  • Repair Café (10:00-16:00): Head down to the Fargo village to repair your furniture and other large items.
  • Ethical Investment Presentation (12:00-14:00): Want to discuss what a good ethical investment policy looks like? This is your chance to listen to our fund manager's presentation and give us your opinions on how the University should move forward.
    SIGN UP REQUIRED:  http://bit.ly/EthicalFinance2020
  • Green Week Clothes Swap Shop (16:00-20:00): Priory Hall
  • Thirsty Thursday (12:30-14:30): take our Water: Facts and Myths questionnaire in the Hub and identity what is water and what is fiction to win a Coventry University water bottle and learn how you can save water in your daily life.
  • Thirsty Thursday (12:30-14:30): take our Water: Facts and Myths questionnaire in the Hub and identity what is water and what is fiction to win a Coventry University water bottle and learn how you can save water in your daily life.
  • Sustainability and Politics Debate (18:00): head down to the courtyard to watch the politics and debating society discuss one of the most important modern issues.
  • Healthy Mind, Healthy World, (University of Warwick only) (Seminar room, Library floor 2, 13:00-16:00): Join us to celebrate the University Mental Health Day and take part in the Green Week 2020!We've teamed up with Warwick Arts Centre and Sustainability Team to organise and up-cycling event, where you can transform different items. As always, there will be free hot drinks and snacks for you to enjoy! 🙂
  • WMG 'Meet the Alumni' Sustainability roundtable, University of Warwick) (IDL Auditorium, 18:30 - 20:00)How is climate change and sustainability affecting Industry? What knowledge and skills will be needed in the future? Meet a panel of WMG Alumni who will share insight into their respective industries and discuss issues and opportunities that affect them now and in the future. This will be followed by an opportunity to Q&A.and networking.

See biographies of our Alumni panel.

Register here for your place!

  • Blackout (The University of Warwick) (Warwick SU Atrium, 19:00-21:00) Turning off all the lights on the piazza and inside the SU to promote energy-saving and how to live a more sustainable lifestyle in general. Join us Many different types of societies performing from dance, music and everything in-between!
  • Sustainability stand (The University of Warwick) (Sports Hub 11:00-13:00) Join the Energy and Sustainability Team to find out more on sustainability across campus and how you can get involved.
  • Gibbet Hill Green Action Team (The University of Warwick) (SLS Atrium 12:00-14:00) Join the Green Action Team covering Life Sciences and the Medical School to find out about the work of the team and how to reduce the environmental of labs. There will also be a stationary swap and a game (including prize!).
Friday (6th)
  • Fairtrade Friday (12:30-14:30): Learn about Fairtrade and its importance at our educational stand in the Hub and guess what products we sell are Fairtrade. Today all Fairtrade Goods throughout the University are on our offer - including discounts on Fairtrade Tea & Coffee.
  • The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind (15:00-17:00): Showing in JA118, a thirteen year old boy in Malawi strives against the odds to save his village from famine.
  • Green Week Clothes Swap Shop (16:00-20:00): Priory Hall
  • International Women's Day 2020 Danielle Oreoluwa Jinadu's talk (University of Warwick) (OC1.06, 12:00-14:00): Danielle Oreoluwa Jinadu has not allowed her illness, Sickle Cell Anemia, to silence her. Instead, she has utilised her voice as an agent for change in the Sickle Cell community.
    Lunch provided! Please register your interest here, only 60 spaces!
  • Sustainability Fair (10:00-16:00) (The University of Warwick) Join us in the SU Atrium to discover how you can be more active around the issue of sustainability. There will be a range of stalls gathered to spread the message of sustainability, including societies and organisations. No matter who you are, you're guaranteed to leave with some fresh thoughts and knowledge.
  • Cryfield Energy Centre Tour (University of Warwick, 13:00-14:00 pm): Learn how the University produces its own power and heating as well as what the University is doing to improve its buildings and what research is happening in those institutions.
    Meet outside of the Sports Hub Entrance. If there are any issues finding the location please contact David on 02476 524232.
  • Physics Green Action Team sustainability bake sale (University of Warwick from 10:00) Join the Green Action Team to enjoy a sustainability-themed bake and find out how you can make a difference at the University and in your daily lives.
Saturday (7th)
Sunday (8th)
Green Week+
  • Why clean growth is good for business (10th March 8:00-10:00): This event will explore some of the skills needed to develop a sustainability strategy within your organisation and effectively communicate that strategy at a board and senior level to drive change. Attendees will explore why clean growth should be intrinsic to any business growth strategy. There will also be details provided around funding which is available for small to medium sized organisations (SMEs) who want to adopt cleaner energy models through the Green Business Programme. Booking essential.

  • A Wilder Future for Warwickshire: Make your voice heard (12th March 18:45-21:30): Warwickshire Wildlife Trust wants to create a wilder future, where the next generation of conservationists help to put nature in recovery. The WWT will be recruiting for volunteer Young Adult Ambassadors, aged between 18 and 35, who are committed to bringing about change to protect the natural world. Book and get more details here.
  • RAWKUS Collections ( 14th March 9:00-16:00): RAWKUS is a project that aims to save food surplus from kitchens across campus when students leave halls at the end of term/year. Tonnes of food and other items have been saved from ending up in the bin and have been given to local charities and food banks. Sign up to be a volunteer at www.warwick.ac.uk/RAWKUS2020.
  • The Climate Crisis: What can we do in Coventry? (14th March 10:30-14:30): Coventry City Council are currently drafting a strategy to build a carbon-neutral local economy and they intend to consult with residents later this year. Inspired by plans for a socially just transition, Coventry for a Green Deal are hosting a collaborative and participatory workshop with expert speakers on the Green New Deal and democratic planning, at the Council House.
  • Global Summit (21st March 9:00-16:00): Attend CUSU's Global Summit to learn about what roles the Sustainable Development Goals play in higher education. This is a chance to discuss vital issues, network, participate in workshops and hear from our guest speakers! Book your place at www.cusu.org/globalsummit.