Welcome to the Change For Good Blog & The Sustainability Teams program of events for Sustainability Month 2021.
Here you can find out more details about all the activities and sign up for competitions, workshops and talks that will take place. You will need to sign up for some events so make sure to check the details below. Email the sustainability team for more information on any of the below.
For a full calendar of event run across the university click here (link coming soon).

Competiton

Help the sustainability team design a map of the water fountains on the ground floor of each campus as part of our #refill campaign. Your design will be added to the change for good blog and will be visible at each campus too. There are also cash prizes up for grabs for the design of each campus map:

Marylebone Campus (Ground Floor)

Prize: £100

115 New Cavendish Street Campus (Ground Floor)

Prize: £100

Harrow Campus (Ground Floor)

Prize £100

Little Titchfield Street Campus (Ground Floor)

Prize £100

 Full Competition Details Coming 1st October

 

 

Monday 4th

Due to staff sickness we have had to cancel this session. This will be re-arrange at a later date.

 

Wednesday 6th

Time: 12pm-1pm

In this workshop we will be weeding, pruning and prepping the beds for winter. We will also learn how best to grow winter vegetables and the benefits of green manure. Finally we will be planting out winter seedlings and sowing vegetable seeds.

Join us and our partners Urban Growth London for this a fun outdoors session. Located behind the forum cafe, find the sliding glass door next to the Smoke Radio Booth.

Monday 11th

Time: 9am-10am

At Dr Bike sessions experienced mechanics check everything on your bike from wheels, brakes, gears and tyre pressure to lights, racks, pedals, saddles and more. 

Any minor adjustments we can make to the bike we do there and then. Anything we can’t fix on site we will let you know exactly what needs doing and a rough guide to what it should cost at a bike shop.

All our mechanics are friendly and approachable and have a wealth of cycling knowledge so feel free to pick their brains about cycle training or other cycling activities.

Wednesday 13th

Time: 2pm-4pm

Email sustainability@westminster.ac.uk to register your interest.

Bywaters Lea Riverside headquarters is home to the largest under cover materials recovery facility in London – powered by London’s largest solar p.v. retrofit, with 4,000 solar panels affixed to its roof. This state-of-the art facility sorts mixed waste into segregated waste streams before bulking and sending each stream onwards for recycling.

This is all done with the help of both our dedicated staff and a series of specific machines and technologies, all designed to separate out different materials. A mixture of roll screens, near-infrared optical sorting equipment, magnets, eddy currents, and air tunnels all work to sort waste into streams and sub-streams.

Monday 18th

Time: 9am-10am

At Dr Bike sessions experienced mechanics check everything on your bike from wheels, brakes, gears and tyre pressure to lights, racks, pedals, saddles and more. 

Any minor adjustments we can make to the bike we do there and then. Anything we can’t fix on site we will let you know exactly what needs doing and a rough guide to what it should cost at a bike shop.

All our mechanics are friendly and approachable and have a wealth of cycling knowledge so feel free to pick their brains about cycle training or other cycling activities.

Wednesday 20th

Time: 1pm-2pm

Join the university sustainability team for a 45 minute talk about how the university is striving to become a more sustainable university. Hear about our strategy, current projects we are working on and future plans for the university.

We’ll be covering the sustainable development goals, renewable energy at the university, biodiversity on campus and how we’re applying the circular economy to the university waste management.

Click here to join the meeting

Thursday 21st

Time – 1pm-2pm
 
The new Green Fund will provide our students with the opportunity to carry out sustainability projects in a team with students and academic staff. Successful project teams will be able to receive grant up £5000 to carry out a project that addresses environmental and/or social sustainability issues.
Join this online session to learn more about the launch of the University’s new Green Fund scheme and to ask any questions you may have!
 
Link To Session: 
https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/19%3ameeting_ZjZlMDAyODgtNDkzNy00MGY2LWI2MDAtNzFkYWM1ZTkyMTg4%40thread.v2/0?context=%7b%22Tid%22%3a%22bb3c97ff-11b5-4b37-92cf-1897b2d8766b%22%2c%22Oid%22%3a%22a7302931-0a37-4252-b2e5-b87dc02993ce%22%7d
 
 

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