The College celebrated taking part in this year’s Go Green Week by hosting events at the different campuses aimed at raising awareness on issues regarding Sustainability.
Wednesday 13th February
Home Energy Scotland and Alexandra Park Bike Hub showcased their projects at East-end campus. They provided students and staff with useful information on how they could save money on their home energy bills, free cycling services, trialling and hiring e-bikes, and free bike maintenance classes. A few members of staff and students even took up the chance to have a go on an e-bike - an opportunity very much enjoyed by all!
On the same day, our first Dr Bike session took place at East-End campus, which was delivered by On Bikes - a Community Bike Project based in the North East of Glasgow.
And finally, at Springburn campus, students and staff from our Support for Learning department took part in the second of the ‘Giving an Hour for Springburn’ community litter picks. This event was organised in partnership with Community Safety Glasgow. It was great fun to have everyone back at the Velocity cycle hub for hot chocolate and some good chat too!
Thursday 14th February
A number of environmental organisations showcased their projects and current initiatives at Springburn campus. Amongst them, we had the pleasure to welcome Bike for Good, the North Glasgow Community Food initiative, the Scottish Fair Trade Forum, Home Energy Scotland and the 2050 Climate Change Group. It was great to hear lots of talk between the organisations and the students and staff - the smoothie bike was especially fruitful and caused a bit of a stir!
Friday 15th February
A screening of the film ‘Do the Math’ was hosted during lunch time at the Velocity Cycle Hub at Springburn campus. The film shown (‘Do the Math’) is a documentary focusing on the impact of the fossil fuel industry and the climate crisis.
A huge thank you to All who were able to attend! It was amazing to see and meet so many people. We hope you had good fun and have learned a bit more about Sustainability and what the College Sustainability team is working on.
If you would like to provide us with any feedback regarding Go Green Week, please be in touch with Anastasios Markopoulos at firstname.lastname@example.org or Sandra Lavergne at email@example.com
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