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Earth Week

DMU ran an Earth Week in March 2017 to make DMU a more sustainable university in which to study and work. Earth Week started on Monday 20 March 2017 and was a series of exciting activities and events around sustainability. Details of the events are listed below:

Monday 20 March

  • 9:30 to 11:45 "How to design for behaviour change": with “Changeology” author Les Robinson

In this interactive workshop we will hear some practical principles from an international expert on the design of behaviour change initiatives, Les Robinson, author of “Changeology”. Les will join us live via a web-based link from Australia. Please book your place through Eventbrite here

  • 12pm to 2pm 'Creating decorative art from hopes and prayer ribbons' Environmental craft activity

Come and help the Chaplaincy Team create some decorative art pieces for the Chaplaincy using the Prayer Ribbons from the DMU vigil – a creative reminder of our hopes and prayers. #LoveInternational. This event takes place in the Chaplaincy, Art Factory

  • 6pm - 7pm 'Sustainability, Media and the BBC' a talk by Richard Smith, Sustainability Manager, BBC

A talk from Richard Smith, Sustainability Manager at the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), about why sustainability is important to the BBC, the work of the Sustainable Productions team at the BBC and what they have achieved to date. This event takes place in Hugh Aston Room 0.08. Refreshments will be provided after the talk. Please book your place through Eventbrite https://bbcsustainability.eventbrite.co.uk

  • Meat Free Monday – we have worked with our catering partners Chartwells to provide a Meat Free Monday through the Pizza and Pasta counter in the Food Village

 

Tuesday 21 March

  • 11am - 1pm Recycling Roadshow

Come and find out about the different recycling schemes at DMU and how you can play your part in reducing waste and recycle more. This event takes place in the Food Village, Vijay Patel Building

  • 1pm - 1.45pm 'How green is your Uni?'

A talk from Karl Letten, Environmental & Sustainability Officer about sustainability activities at DMU including the university's sustainability performance in 2015/16. Come and find out how green DMU is as we launch the Sustainability Report 2015/16. This event takes place in Room 2.08 Hugh Aston.

  • 6pm - 7.30pm 'Before the Flood' film screening

A film screening of Leonardo DiCaprio's eco documentary focusing on the impacts of climate change and the actions needed to address this issue. This event takes place in Hugh Aston Room 0.08. Please book your place through Eventbrite https://dmubeforetheflood.eventbrite.co.uk

 

Wednesday 22 March

  • 11am - 3pm Clothes Swap Shop and Craft Workshop

Fancy some new clothes for free? Want to help the environment? We are hosting a clothes Swap Shop and craft workshop in partnership Sue Ryder Loseby Lane. DMU staff and students are invited to bring in old clothes, accessories, shoes and scrap fabric they no longer want to swap with others. You can bring your items in on the day to Room 1.11 in the Vijay Patel Design Wing from 9:30 onwards or drop them off at our designated drop off points- a box will be located in the Prayer Room in Portland Building and another box will be located in the Estates Development Building (opposite the Philip Tasker Building). This event takes place in Vijay Patel Design Wing, Room 1.11.

  • 1pm - 1.30pm 'Bats on campus'

A talk about bats, bat ecology and the type of bats that might be found around the DMU campus. Find out about these fantastic creatures and how they can be protected. This event takes place in Queens Building, Room 0.09

  • 6pm - 7.30pm 'True Cost' film screening

This is a story about clothing. It's about the clothes we wear, the people who make them, and the impact the industry is having on our world. The True Cost is a groundbreaking documentary film that pulls back the curtain on the untold story and asks us to consider, who really pays the price for our clothing? This event takes place in Hugh Aston Room 0.08. Please book a place through Eventbrite https://dmutruecost.eventbrite.co.uk

 

Thursday 23 March

  • 11am - 3pm FREE Dr Bike sessions

Give your bike some TLC with this free Dr Bike session. Free repairs and maintenance available up to value of £20 per person. Open to DMU staff and students. Entrance to Queens Building

  • 11am - 1pm Sustainable Food Stall

Come and find out about sustainable food options and how to reduce your food carbon footprint. Food Village, Vijay Patel Building

  • 1pm - 1.45pm Renewable Energy Tour

Take a tour of the different renewable energy technologies on campus and see how DMU is providing low carbon energy for its buildings. Meet in main Hugh Aston reception near Magazine. Please email sustainability@dmu.ac.uk to reserve a space as numbers are limited for this event.

 

Friday 24 March

  • 11am - 3pm FREE Dr Bike sessions

Give your bike some TLC with this free Dr Bike session. Free repairs and maintenance available up to value of £20 per person. Open to DMU staff and students. Entrance to Queens Building

  • 11am - 2pm - Eco Transport stall

Race the Green Stig on our cycle powered scalextric; complete the DMU travel survey win prizes. This event takes place in the Food Village, Vijay Patel Building

  • 5.30pm - 6.30pm Eco Quiz

Come and test your eco knowledge in our eco quiz. Prizes available for winning teams/players. Rm 0.15, Queens Building

 
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