You can see all our photos from Go Green Week 2011 on facebook here
Details of all the great events that took place during Go Green Week 2011 can be found below
Monday 28th February – Friday 4th March
Move on Monday - Turn off Tuesday - Wildlife Wednesday - Throwaway Thursday - Fairtrade Friday
25th February - New events added!
Network rail present the plans for the work on New Street Station on Monday and Friends of the Earth will be here to discuss how we will eat in 2050 on Friday - for more details see below....
24th February - New events added!
Professor Hornung talks about the future of energy in Birmingham on Tuesday and Phil Beardmore discusses the Greener Together initiative on Friday - for more details and to book your place see below....
Go Green Week is a celebration of all things sustainable. Aston University is committed to improving our environmental performance and we have been Fairtrade since 2007. To help raise awareness of the work we are doing and the different ways everyone can get involved, we have organised a week of events, presentations, activities and displays.
Amongst other things you can come and grab a bargain bike at our bike sale or hear Professor King’s presentation on Carbon Budgets on Monday, have a free personal energy audit on Tuesday, join in with the Wellbeing group walk or see the RSPB’s Birds of Prey presentation on Wednesday, find out about starting an ethical business with Aston alumni CoGo and Little Green Sheep on Thursday and play games to win Fairtrade prizes on Friday.
Book your place for the main events through firstname.lastname@example.org :
Monday 28th February 12.30pm – Professor Julia King - The UK’s approach to addressing climate change: the Carbon Budgets – MB550
Professor King, Vice-Chancellor and UK Low Carbon Business Ambassador, will give a presentation on Carbon Budgets and the UK's approach to combating climate change and reducing carbon emissions. Questions will be welcomed at the end of the session.
Monday 28th February 3pm - Network Rail - The 'New' New Street Station - MB375
Monday 28th February 5.30pm - Brian Price, CABLED and Ian Sleeman, Shell EcoCar - Green Cars - G11
Brian Price will present findings from the CABLED low-emission vehicle trial and Ian Sleeman will speak about the Shell EcoCar team here at Aston and the new prototype vehicle they are developing. This will be a great session to find out more about low-carbon vehicles and what the future may hold.
Tuesday 1st March 1pm – Alan Charters - Carbon Management at Aston – MB371
Alan Charters, Director of Estates and Capital Developments, will discuss the actions Aston is taking to reduce our carbon emissions and the ways that you can get involved and help us to meet our ambitious targets. There will be plenty of opportunity to ask questions.
Tuesday 1st March 4.30pm – Professor Andreas Hornung – Birmingham 2026 – MB564
Professor Hornung will speak about his work on the European Bioenergy Research Institute and the future of energy supply in Birmingham.
Wednesday 2nd March 1.30pm – RSPB - Birds of Prey – MB204
The RSPB are attending to talk about Birds of Prey, and specifically about our very own Kestrels. This will be a great occasion to find out more about these creatures and how they survive in an urban environment and ask all your questions at the end of the presentation.
Wednesday 2nd March 3pm – Dr John Blewitt - Media, Ecology and Wildlife Conservation – MB204
Dr John Blewitt will repeat his presentation on the interaction between the media and conservation: "Images are immensely important sources of information and emotional engagement. The work of filmmakers, photographers and important films such as Green will be discussed in the context of how images may influence public attitudes and conservation policy and action."
Thursday 3rd March 1pm – Keith Budden, Birmingham Environment Partnership - Birmingham: a leading green city? – MB404A
Keith Budden, Environmental Partnership Manager for Be Birmingham, will discuss where Birmingham lies at the moment and how we can work together to become a leading green city. This will be a great chance to find out more about what's happening outside the University and how you can get involved.
Thursday 3rd March 6pm – CoGo, Little Green Sheep, Professor Mark Hart - Starting an Ethical Business– G8
Representatives from CoGo and Little Green Sheep, both founded by Aston alumni, and Professor Mark Hart of ABS will speak about the reasons for starting and ethical business and the challenges faced. If you are thinking of starting your own business or you're interested in corporate social responsibility then this is for you.
Friday 4th March 11am - Friends of the earth - How will we eat in 2050? - DolcHe Vita cafe
Nigel Baker form Birmingham Friends of the Earth will be leading a discussion on issues connected with moving towards sustainable food systems, examining problems associated with food production, transportation, marketing, retailing, consumption and waste and possible interventions to enable an equitable and sustainable world food system.
Friday 4th March 2pm– Phil Beardmore – Greener Together: How do we change environmental behaviour? – MB564
Phil Beardmore will talk about “Greener Together”, a Co-operatives UK initiative, helping people to live greener by focusing on small actions we can all take in our lives.