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Events

Each year we run a range of events and activities, including:
    • Environmental stands at Welcome Week
    • Fairtrade Fortnight
    • Go Green week activities and events
    • Sustainable travel sessions
    • Waste and recycling challenges

Go Green Week events

Fairtrade Fortnight

2021 Events

Date

Event

Description

Wednesday 14 April    2-3pm

Commuting by bike webinar

Do you commute by bike or are thinking about it? Cycling UK will be running a webinar for BCU staff and students, including tips and tricks on the practicalities of cycling in an urban environment, including road positioning, bike set up and equipment basics. Find out more and register here.

Thursday 29 April  12:30-2:30pm

Dr Bike at City Centre Campus

Book in a free 15-minute slot with a mechanic who will make minor repairs and ensure that your bike is roadworthy. 

Monday 10 May    12:30-2:30pm

Dr Bike at City South Campus

Book in a free 15-minute slot with a mechanic who will make minor repairs and ensure that your bike is roadworthy.

Thursday 13 May 12:30-2:30pm

Dr Bike at City Centre Campus

Book in a free 15-minute slot with a mechanic who will make minor repairs and ensure that your bike is roadworthy.

Past events

Date Event Description
8 – 12 March Go Green Week We organised a series of virtual talks, including Eco Eats: Budget-friendly food, Surfers Against Sewage - Plastic Free talk, Bats in Birmingham and the Black Country and Helping Hedgehogs, as well as Dr Bike sessions.

22 Feb – 7 March

Fairtrade Fortnight This year we celebrated Fairtrade Fortnight remotely, with lots of activities for you to get involved with. These included our Fairtrade banana selfie competition and Fairtrade cooking demos from @BCUCatering.
20 January 2021 Clean Air Zone webinar We joined BCC to find out all about the upcoming Clean Air Zone in Birmingham, which goes live on 1 June 2021 and will charge the highest polluting vehicles to drive within the city centre. A recording of the session can be viewed here. 
January 2021 Veganuary We hosted a Veganuary photo competition and shared your favourite plant-based recipes. 
December 2020 Sustainable Christmas Online workshops were run by The Globe Foundation, teaching the art of Furosjiki gift-wrapping and origamic Christmas cards.
September 2020 Welcome event We hosted virtual welcome events including 'keen to be green?' and travel updates with TfWM and National Express.