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City University London holds 4th Green City Week

Transport, recycling and local produce will take centre stage at the sustainability event

by Kayley Goff

City University London is hosting a week of events aimed at highlighting the importance of living a sustainable lifestyle. Between the 12th and 16th November 2012, a variety of activities will be held to encourage staff, students and the community to get involved with the University's environmental initiatives.

Earlier this year, City was presented with an EcoCampus Platinum Award and the ISO 14001 certification in recognition of the University's commitment to reducing its impact on the environment and in integrating sustainability into its daily services. Key activities taking place during the week include:

Love Food Hate Waste Workshop: Tuesday 13 November (15.00-15.30)
A workshop run by North London Waste Authority, which aims to provide you with some tips to help you cut down on food waste with a view to saving money and the environment.

City Food Fair: Wednesday 14 November (11.00-15.00)
Come and experience City's own food market in Northampton Square garden. Stalls will be available selling locally produced foods and other items.

Walking in London Forum: Wednesday 14 November (14.30-16.30)
Experts from the domains of public transport, health and urban design will join some of City's academics will make short contributions on new evidence, practice and thinking about walking, cycling and urban physical activity.

Dawn White is the Environmental Officer at City University London:

"City University London takes its sustainability agenda seriously. We should all do as much as we can to limit the impacts of the Univeristy and University community on the environment. Green City Week is an important event, raising awareness of what we can do, exchanging ideas and challenging us all to do better."

The full schedule and links to sign up for events can be found at www.city.ac.uk/thepoint

For more information, follow #GreenCityWeek on Twitter @CityEnvironment

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