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Sustainable City Week


Staff, Students

Celebrating sustainability at City

Join us as we celebrate City’s seventh annual green week. A variety of events and activities will be held, all aimed at encouraging students and staff to get involved and learn more about the environmental and other sustainability initiatives happening here at City and beyond.

Activities during the week will include:

Informational stalls daily from 11:00-15:00 along Level 1 main walkway in University Building, will include visits from Traidcraft (selling Fairtrade crafts), (promoting free chilled drinking water on campus) and Thames Water (sharing water-saving tips and providing free shower timers).

Free bike doctor: bring your bike along for a free maintenance service.  Free bike lights are available to anyone visiting bike doctor (as long as supplies last).

  • Wednesday 21st October at Cass Business School, 9:00-17:00
  • Thursday 22nd October at Drysdale bike shed, 9:00-17:00
  • Friday 23rd October at City Law School, Princeton Street, 9:00-17:00

Monday 19th October

Santander Cycle Hire road show
Monday 19th October 2015
09:00-17:00, Northampton Square

Now’s your chance to learn more about how to use London's self-service, bike-sharing scheme.

Meat Free Monday
Monday 19th October 2015
11:00-14:00, EATC1TY cafeteria

Curious to learn how a meat-free diet will benefit your health and the environment? The Campaign Manager from Paul McCartney’s Meat Free Monday campaign will also be on hand to offer advice and recipes. A meat-free menu will also be available at the EATC1TY cafeteria.

Tuesday 20th October

Sustainable City stall at City Law School
Tuesday 20th October 2015
11:30-14:00, Princeton Street Reception

Promoting tap water and other Sustainable City initiatives. Stop by for your free City branded water bottle.

City Cycle Cinema
Tuesday 20th October 2015
18:30 – 21:00, CityBar

Join us for a cinema powered entirely by pedal bikes. Members of the audience will take it in turns to ride the bikes powering the cinema’s screen and sound. This year we’ll be showing the 2004 cult classic, Shaun of the Dead. Entry is free and a variety of refreshments will be available for attendees. Fancy dress encouraged. Register now.

Wednesday 21st October

Cass Fairtrade Bake Sale
Wednesday 21st October 2015
12:00 – 14:00, Cass Business School, Ground floor next to café

Cass staff and students will be raising money for Fairtrade Foundation by selling home-made savoury goodies made using Fairtrade ingredients.

Introductory Beekeeping Workshop
Wednesday 21st October 2015
13:00 – 14:00, Rhind Building Room DLG09

Learn more about City’s new bee hive and get inspired to join the new City Bee Club! Sign up via the webpage

City vegetable garden volunteering event
Wednesday 21st October 2015
13:00 – 16:00, City garden, Sebastian Street

Join us as we clean up the garden and get it ready for the winter.  More details here.  Please RSVP your attendance to this event by emailing a blank email with the subject line: Attending Grow Project Gardening Afternoon 21st October.

Sustainability Start-Ups
Wednesday 21st October 2015
18:00 - 21:00, Drysdale ELG01

Find out what it takes to start a green business. Come along to meet other entrepreneurs with a passion for sustainable start-ups and hear their stories. You will have a chance to ask any questions and find out more about the support available at City.  Sign up here.

Thursday 22nd October

Crispy Critters
Thursday 22nd October 2015
12:00 – 14:00, Level 1 walkway, University Building

Free samples and information on sustainable diets.

Careers in the Energy and Sustainability sector
Thursday 22nd October 2015
18:00 – 20:00, Northampton Suite A/B/C

A panel event organised by CityCareers in collaboration with recruiters and professionals. You will have an opportunity to hear from a range of panellists and participate in a Q&A forum, followed by a networking reception.

The aim of the event is to help you understand the number of career options available to you and help you make more informed career choices. Students from all year groups who would like to find out more about the breadth of roles available in the Energy and Sustainability sectors are invited to attend. This session is perfect for those who are looking to secure internships or graduate roles.

This panel event is aimed at giving our students an insight into the different opportunities available to them post graduation or when looking for internships – to help broaden their scope when applying for jobs.

Sign up here

Friday 23rd October

Great City Bake Off
Friday 23rd October 2015
14:00, CityBar

If you love baking, then take part in the Great City Bake Off. You need to include at least one sustainable ingredient in your bake. This could be something free-range, organic, fair trade or locally sourced. There will be a sweet and savoury category, so whether it’s cakes or bread, tortes or pretzels, there will be a category for your bake. Please bring your cakes into CityBar between 12:00 and 13:30 on Friday 23rd October. Judging will start at 14:00. Overall winner will win an Afternoon Tea River Thames Cruise for 2 people, worth £65.00! Follow @EATC1TY on Twitter or search EAT C1TY on Facebook to have a look at what is happening in the run up to #GCBO #SCW15.

For more information about Sustainable City Week, be sure to follow #SWC15 on Twitter @Sustain_City

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When & where

From Monday 19th October 2015 to Friday 23rd October 2015

Northampton Suite (B411) City, University of London Northampton Square London EC1V 0HB United Kingdom

Contact Details

Jason Clarke

Head of Sustainability

Property and Facilities Department

City, University of London
Northampton Square
United Kingdom
+44 (0)20 7040 3069

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