Green Festival 2016

Introducing the University's first Green Festival, an opportunity to celebrate and enjoy all that is green at the University of Reading and beyond.

Between the 16th and the 18th November we will be hosting events across the University to raise awareness of green issues, what action has already been taken to turn the University into a sector leading institution and what more we all can do to reduce our collective impact on the environment.

The Festival will see the return of popular events such as the Blackout, a night where students and staff come together to turn off unnecessary electrical equipment (whilst eating pizza!) and Dr Bike, a quick, free and convenient way to get your bike tuned up on campus.

We'll also be hosting new events such as David Attenborough Friday where you can sit in RUSU and watch David Attenborough all day (both educational and relaxing!) as well as giving tours of our state of the art energy centre on campus.

Wednesday

Green Hands make light work/ RUSU / 9am-5pm

Paint your hand green and press it on our giant piece of material to create a giant piece of mass participation art work demonstrating how if many people take action, we can collectively make a big difference.

Tour: Energy Centre/ Meet outside Carrington/ 12:30pm-1:15pm

Did you know the University has its very own energy centre which supplies 17 buildings with heating and hot water as well as 15% of the electricity required by Whiteknights? Open to staff and students, this is your chance to visit the energy centre and see it in action. Sign up on the right.

Careers in the Environment / Palmer 1.05 / 1pm-3pm

Come along and find out how a range of professionals make the world a better place through their work which impacts on the environment.

You can find out about what their work involves, what experience and qualifications they needed to get in and how you can maximise your chances.

Thursday

Doctor Bike / Outside Palmer / 10am-2pm

Get your bike a free check-up with our very popular Dr Bike, outside the Palmer Building.

Tour de Whiteknights / Readybike stand outside JJT / 1pm-1:30pm

You don't need to ride a bike like Wiggins to join us on a leisurely tour of the beautiful Whiteknights campus on 2 wheels. We'll point out points of interest on the way round and at the end, give you a hot drink voucher to warm you up. We'll even supply the bike if you need one so really there is no excuse! Sign up on the right of the page!

Smoothie Bicycle / 3Sixty / 10am-2pm

A double hit of health. Get some exercise and help towards your 5 a day by pedalling hard and make yourself a fruit smoothie. Its a win-win!

Tour: Energy Centre/ Meet outside Carrington/ 12:30pm-1:15pm

Did you know the University has its very own energy centre which supplies 17 buildings with heating and hot water as well as 15% of the electricity required by Whiteknights? Open to staff and students, this is your chance to visit the energy centre and see it in action. Sign up on the right.

Friday

David Attenborough Friday / RUSU/ All day

Love David Attenborough? We do (who doesn't?!) so we'll be celebrating his work all day in RUSU by showing his documentaries back to back on all the screens! With free popcorn available, why not grab a seat and just enjoy the beauty of the natural world narrated by one of our favourite people ever.

Tour: Carrington Solar Panels/ Meet outside Carrington/ 12:30pm-1pm

Good with heights? You'll need to be as we take you onto the roof of the Carrington building to view the solar panels located there. We'll explain how they work, the amount of energy they produce as well as pointing out other interesting things about the building. Sign up on the right.

Blackout / Across Campus / 5pm - 9pm

To celebrate the end of Green Festival, the Blackout will return to the University and we need your help to make it the best yet! We'll be sweeping the campus to find out how much electricity is wasted over the weekend. Why not join us for a night out with the lights out?

Saturday

Saturday night Union/ RUSU / 10pm-2am

The normal Saturday night union but with a green twist!

 

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Blackout Training

Wed 9th Nov @ 1pm

 

Mon 14th Nov @ 1pm

 

Mon 14th Nov @ 5pm

 

Wed 16th Nov @ 5pm

 

Fri 18th Nov @ 4:30pm

 

Careers in the Environment

Wed 16th Nov @ 1pm

 

Tour de Whiteknights

Thurs 17th Nov @ 1pm

 

Energy Centre Tours

Wed 16th Nov @ 12:30pm

 

Thurs 17th Nov @ 12:30pm

 

Carrington Building Tour

Fri 18th Nov @ 12:30pm

 

 

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