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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

Go Green Week events

Fairtrade Fortnight

2021/22 Events

Date

Event

Description

8-12 November

Go Green Week 

During the second week of COP26, one of the most significant events in the climate movement, we will be bringing you a series of environmental events for BCU Go Green Week. COP26 is the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties and is being hosted in Glasgow. The summit will bring international parties together to accelerate actions towards the goals of the Paris Agreement and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.

Past events

Date Event Description
Wednesday 15 September Welcome event We had an engaging stall at the BCUSU Welcome Fair, where we promoted the Hedgehog Friendly Campus scheme and encouraged students to sign-up to our Sustainable Students Teams group, Bicycle User Group and receive updates from us. We also had sustainable giveaways including reusable cups. 
Wednesday 21 July BCU Biodiversity Action Plan consultation Ecological surveys have been carried out across BCU sites over and this was an opportunity for staff, students and the local community to find out about the results of the surveys and how they could input into our Biodiversity Action Plan.
Thursday 13 May  Dr Bike at City Centre Campus Staff and students could book a 15 minute slot with a mechanic, who would made minor repairs and ensure that your bike is roadworthy.
Monday 10 May Dr Bike at City South Campus Staff and students could book a 15 minute slot with a mechanic, who would made minor repairs and ensure that your bike is roadworthy.
Thursday 29 April  Dr Bike at City Centre Campus Staff and students could book a 15 minute slot with a mechanic, who would made minor repairs and ensure that your bike is roadworthy.
Wednesday 14 April  Commuting by bike webinar Cycling UK ran a webinar for BCU staff and students, who commute by bike or are thinking about it. The session included tips and tricks on the practicalities of cycling in an urban environment, including road positioning, bike set up and equipment basics. You can watch a recording of the session here
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. Information on the events can be found here

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. Information on the events can be found here.
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.