Green Aston blog

Furniture for free!

User AvatarPosted by Rebecca Smith at 23/04/2014 09:24:49

Unwanted furniture will be offered for FREE on Tuesday 29 April, between 12noon-2pm in MB603. Come and have a look to see what’s available. Any questions please contact r.smith@aston.ac.uk or email environment@aston.ac.uk

Book swop

Posted by Rebecca Smith at 25/03/2014 09:09:33

Due to the success of the book swop in 'Go Green Week' the library will be holding another day of swopping on Thursday 27th - Friday 28th March, in the library foyer. Bring a book you've already read and enjoyed and swop it for a new one - simple! What a perfect way to reuse!

Car share anyone?!

Posted by Rebecca Smith at 20/03/2014 15:29:36
Ever thought about car sharing? Like the idea but unsure how it could work? Well we would love to hear from you!! We are looking into the possibility of creating a car share scheme here at Aston University but are currently trying to ascertain if there is much interest. If you would like to find out more (no commitment to join/get involved!) then please email the Energy, Environment & Sustainability Team here.

'Go Green Week'

Posted by Rebecca Smith at 20/03/2014 14:33:26

So.. Go Green Week is over for another year! For those of you who weren't aware (and I'm not sure how you could have missed it!) Go Green Week was a week long of event from the 10th - 14th February to inspire and engage with staff and students at Aston University.

We had lots of events to cater for everyone's tastes - from getting a look at Aston's green roof and solar panels (on a rainy Monday!), a comedy night ran by The Students' Union on Thursday with the popular Tom Stade, to a tour around the 'European Bioenergy Research Institute' (commonly known as EBRI) to see whats happening inside, and everything inbetween!  We have had numerous entries for our 'Green Aston Photography Competition' and now we have the hard task of deciding which photos will be the winners and receive some top 'eco' prizes!

All in all, Go Green Week was a great success - a big thank you to everyone that helped us and to those that attended the events! Click here to read a review of the week's events.

See you next year Go Green Week!! ;)

'Go Green Week' - Anne's travel blog

Posted by Rebecca Smith at 19/02/2014 10:42:28

As part of  'Go Green Week', Anne, a Go Green Champion from the library, has kindly volunteered to swop her car to the train as part of being 'greener' and reducing her carbon footprint.

To read her diary entries for the week, please click here..

Thanks to Anne for swopping her usual car journey for a more sustainable transport mode for 'Go Green Week!' Hopefully this will encourage more of us to make the swop from the car- as Anne has proven there are many advantages and catching the train can be a nice experience!

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