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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 21 July

2-3:30pm

BCU Biodiversity Action Plan consultation

Ecological surveys have been carried out across BCU sites over the last few months. Join us to find out about the results of the surveys and how you can input into our Biodiversity Action Plan.

Find out more, including how to register here

Past events

Date Event Description
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.

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.