8th - 12th February 2016
Go Green Week is a brilliant programme of events put together by sussex students to raise awareness and take action on environmental issues on a local, national and global scale.
Groups including the Coffee Appreciation Society, Sussex Style, Fossil Free Sussex, Green Party Society and Anza are collaborating with the Students' Union on a week of exciting activities, including film screenings, talks, energy advice, tastings and even a sustainability crawl.
Sarah, Society and Citizenship Officer, has been in charge of organising Go Green Week at Sussex. She said:
Go Green Week is the UK’s largest week of student climate action. One of my manifesto promises was to make the events programme bigger and better so this year you'll find events covering loads of topics including energy use, waste, clothing and investment. There's been a great response from lots of societies getting involved, even groups not usually focussed on sustainability. I can't wait for it to start!
Falmer Bar, Room 76, East Slope Bar and the Union Shop will be joining in throughout the week, showcasing the huge range of vegetarian and vegan options available. Thanks to the recommendations of students, you could now, for example, head to Falmer Bar for a vegan bean burger, Room 76 for a vegan hot chocolate (even with vegan whipped cream!) and finish the day at East Slope Bar with a vegan-friendly Old Mout cider. There's lots of other options available too, just ask at the bar/till!
All of these events are free and open to everybody, including non-students.
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Coffee Appreciation Society - Coffee Tasting 11am-1pm Room 76, behind Falmer Bar
Share a love and appreciation for coffee. A morning to chill and learn more about one of the world's most popular beverages, with exclusive tasters courtesy of Room 76!
Film Screening - This Changes Everything 6-8pm Fulton 107
What if confronting the climate crisis is the best chance we'll get to build a better world? Filmed over 200 shoot days in nine countries and five continents over four years, This Changes Everything is an epic attempt to re-imagine the vast challenge of climate change.
Free Energy Advice Desk - Reduce Bills and Save Energy 12-2pm Room 76
Get free, impartial advice from the Energy Saving Network on how to cut your energy bills, save money and stay healthy over the winter months. Bring your gas and electric bills to get free help from trained energy advisors.
Green Party Society - Is Fracking an Energy Solution? 2-3pm Meeting Room 2
Meet the Green Party Society to discuss fracking and get involved with this term's activities. All welcome!
Fossil Free Sussex - Introduction to the Divestment Campaign 3-4pm Meeting Room 2
What can we do to ensure our University stops funding the fossil fuel industry? Find out about the Fossil Free Sussex campaign and how you can join in 'Red Lines are Not for Crossing' on Friday 12th in Library Square.
Sussex Style - Film Screening - The True Cost 7pm Location TBC
Who pays the price for our clothing? Described by CNN as a damning survey of the clothing economy, The True Cost explores the impact of fashion on people and the planet.
Sustainability Crawl Meet at Falmer House 11am or Silo, North Laine at 11:30am
Come along for a guided tour of some of Brighton's brilliant sustainable places. Includes Silo, Waste House and Shabitat, ending with lunch with the Real Junk Food Project. Please book a free place in advance.
WSEN (World Student Environmental Network) 6pm Fulton Social Space
Make the international student environmental conference happen.
Kitchen Savvy: Tackling food waste at home 9:30am-12:30pm One Church Brighton
Anza - Vegan Cake Sale Falmer House time TBC
Sussex Anza fundraises for Anza, a non-for-profit charity aiming to catalyze economic empowerment and benefit communities in Tanzania's Kiliamanjaro region by partnering with aspiring entrepreneurs to acclerate social enterprises.
Red Lines are Not for Crossing Library Square time TBC
Presented by Fossil Free Sussex and Sussex in Transition. The Fossil Free movement stands with all those struggling for climate justice, look out for the red lines and how you can get involved.
Talk- Decolonising the Climate Crisis Location TBC
Explore issues of racism in the environmental movement, the connections between imperialism and fossil fuel extraction, and the importance of centering indigenous voices.
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