Spring into Green Week at The Union

Friday 24-02-2017 - 13:57
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Student unions across the country take part in Green Week. It is a chance for students to showcase their interest in Sustainability, meet others who share this interest and discuss why being green is so important.

Sophie Picton, Sustainability Intern, said: “Green Week is a great opportunity to let students take the lead on things that matter to them. The Sustainability and Growth Society, despite only setting up this year, came to us with a list of things they wanted to do during Green Week which we were more than happy to accommodate.”

The wide range of opportunities available means students with all types of interests can find something that suits them across both campuses. It allows students who are already involved with sustainability to lead and take part in events whilst also allowing those who are new to sustainability to find out more and get involved.

Green Week includes growing events, cooking sessions, ‘grow your own’ stalls, volunteering opportunities in various places around Manchester plus two film screenings of Interstellar on Thursday, a big-budget film that takes inspiration from environmental issues. On the Friday there’s also a Green Team Meeting where ideas can be turned into actions for the future.

In Crewe all the events are on campus. As well as the film screening there’s also an opportunity for students to volunteer with their officers on the national ‘Clean For The Queen’ clean-up campaign on campus. As Green Week falls into the first week of Fairtrade Fortnight there’s also a Staff vs Student Fairtrade Football Match which has been organised by MMU Sport and The Environment Team.

In Manchester, Green Week is focused on volunteering opportunities and leads on from National Student Volunteering Week. Students can take part in events with Stitched Up, Hulme Community Garden Centre, The Environment Team, 250th Scout Group and Ronald McDonald House.

To find out more about Green Week and sign up to the events visit The Union What’s On page here 

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