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Green Week Challenges & Activities

Green Week is all about celebrating sustainability as well as taking action to make our lifestyle habits that little more sustainable! Throughout the week we have been offering a range of challenges, competitions & activities for you to get involved in too with prizes to be won! Read on to find out more ...

We are so excited to be able to celebrate Green Week all this week! This year everything has been running online making it more accessible across our campuses and even internationally!

Throughout the week there are loads of events to attend hosted by various partners - head to our Green Week Page to see the full line up! CUSU Sustainability will also be running challenges and competitions throughout so follow us on Facebook and Instagram to get involved! Learn more about CUSU's daily themes and how you can take part below.

Green Week discount!

As a bonus Reyousable, a local store brand aimed at reducing single use plastic, is offering 10% off to students throughout March 2021 - just use the code greenweek21 at checkout!

 

Motivation Monday - March 8th

#MotivationMonday was inspired by Sustainable Development Goal 4 - Quality Education! This is very relevant to all students across the Coventry University group and is what will empower students with the knowledge and skills needed to create the sustainable future they want to see.

 
Challenge Ideas

Green Week is all about taking action so here are our challenge ideas for you to consider ...

 
Monday Motivation Education Talk

Hear from two of our Student Sustainability Champions as they talk about how Sustainability has been incorporated into their courses and the value added by this! Click Here to watch the full talk.

 

Celebrating Academics

As the first day of Green Week also happened to be International Women's Day (IWD), we asked students to nominate female academics (anyone who identifies as female) who are championing any of the Sustainable Development Goals! We had the pleasure of featuring a range of inspiring academics who are championing the global goals, click here to learn more. Andrea, a postgraduate student, also shared her views on IWD.

 

Tasty Tuesday - March 9th

Challenge Ideas

Green Week is all about taking action so here are our challenge ideas for you to consider ...

  • Say NO to products containing palm oil
  • Have one meat free meal a week or if you are already vegetarian go vegan for a day
  • Buy produce from local markets
  • Grow your own vegetables or start a kitchen garden

 

Competition with prizes to win!

Enter the Student Warden's #TastyTuesday competition and be in with a chance of winning:

All you have to do is attempt one of Max's Zero waste recipes and either tag us in your photo or direct message it to @cusustudentwardens on Instagram. You can also email entries to sucommunity@coventry.ac.uk. All entries must be in by Sunday 14th March!

 
Netflix Teleparty

To fit in with the #TastyTuesday theme we ran a teleparty and watched the mindblowing 'Kiss the Ground' film! If you missed it, you can still watch the film on netflix - we guarantee it will change the way you think about food and agriculture.

 

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Wellbeing Wednesday - March 10th

#WellbeingWednesday was inspired by Sustainable Development Goal 3 - Good Health and Wellbeing!

 

Competition with prizes to win!

As part of our #WellbeingWednesday theme, we have partnered with Sport Coventry to promote the #CUBRIT2021 Challenge! Get involved in this week's competition to be in with a chance of winning 1 of 2 Sport Coventry T-shirts! Get moving by choosing a more sustainable travel option this week whether that's walking, cycling or anything else and pledge your miles online by Sunday 14th March to be entered into the draw!

 

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Turn Off Thursday

Challenges

Green Week is all about taking action so here are our challenge ideas for you to consider ...

  • Only shower for 5 mins a day 
  • Switch to energy efficient lightbulbs 
  • Layer up instead of turning on the heating 
  • Boil just the water you need in the kettle 
  • Cycle or use public transport 
 
Competition with prizes to win!
  • Get involved in our #TurnOffThursday energy bingo competition by heading to our @cususustainability Instagram or Facebook story
  • All entries will be entered into a draw to win a smart plug and reusable battery set

 

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Challenges

Green Week is all about taking action so here are our challenge ideas for you to consider ...

  • Only buy clothes from sustainable retailers or charity shops – no fast fashion 
  • Only buy what you need – can you borrow from a friend? 
  • Wash clothes less often – saves water/energy and makes clothes last longer 
  • Hang dry clothes instead of using the dryer 
  • Support local/independent retailers 

 

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Challenges

Green Week is all about taking action so here are our challenge ideas for you to consider ...

  • Learn what is recyclable in your area and how to recycle it 
  • Start composting 
  • Donate what you don’t use 
  • Upcycle an item in your home 
  • Upcycle some old clothes 

 

Challenges

Green Week is all about taking action so here are our challenge ideas for you to consider ...

  • Switch to a reusable drinking bottle 

  • Reuse plastic bags for shopping – always have one with you 

  • Say no to plastic straws: buy a reusable one if necessary 

  • Avoid plastic packaged products at the supermarket 

  • Support eco-friendly brands/organisations e.g. ecosia and treeapp

  • Switch to a more eco-friendly energy suppliers e.g. bulb or octopus 

 

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