Go Green Week 2017

There are many things to be excited about for Go Green Week (click the link for the Facebook event), and plenty of opportunities to get involved. Take a look below and see how you can join in. (If you click the name of any event it will bring up the Facebook event dedicated for that activity). (Meat Free) Monday 20th Meat-free ‘Potluck Picnic’ (with Imperial VegSoc and the-ecotarian.com) Location and time: Beit Quad, 12:00-14:00 (drop in/out) Bring along a bit extra of your favourite vegetarian or vegan lunch, or bake something if you are feeling inspired, and add it to the spread. Whether you’re a die-hard vegan or an occasional vegetarian you are bound to get some inspiration for potential meals. Beekeeping talk and Visit to Hives Location and time: SAF Room G65, 12:00-13:00 You’ll learn the basics of how bees are kept, how honey is made, about their life cycle and more! And, If the weather is good, we can go down to see our hives. Film Screening – Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret (with Animal Protection and Education Society (APES)) Location and time: Skempton Building Room 064B, 18:00-20:00 This critically acclaimed documentary follows an aspiring environmentalist as he uncovers the climate impacts of the food industry and the neglect of the issue by campaigning organisations. [Plus new meat-free option on offer at FiveSixEight and free side salad with every vegetarian or vegan dish.]   Tuesday 21st Dr. Bike (with RBKC council and BikeWorks) Location and time: Beit Quad, 8:30-13:30 Free drop-in bike surgery all morning/lunchtime for minor repairs and consultations on major repairs. Confronting Climate Change: Panel Perspectives Location and time: SAF Room 121, 12:00-13:00 This panel discussion and Q&A will juxtapose the perspectives of researchers and advisors who come at the problem from different directions – economic, scientific, political and technological – asking the same unifying question: what looks like the most promising route away from this danger and how can we all get behind it? ‘Undoing Borders’ Workshop (with People & Planet) Location and time: Royal School of Mines G38, 18:00-20:00 The workshop will be delivered by our friends from People & Planet. You will have the opportunity to learn more about the border industry, the root causes of migration including climate change, and how we can defend the rights of the most vulnerable at home and abroad. Super Quiz – Green Edition Location and time: FiveSixEight Bar, 20:00-23:00 The weekly Union Pub Quiz goes green.   (Waste-not) Wednesday 22nd Eco-Shop Location and time: Sherfield Concourse Level 1, 9:00-13:00 Every plastic bottle or bag you don’t buy is one less ending up in landfill, or polluting our waterways and oceans. So grab yourself some reusables at our very own EcoShop, where we’ll be selling exclusive steel water bottles, tote bags and reusable coffee cups; plus our Imperial Honey. Challenges in Decarbonising the UK Built Environment – Salvador Acha (Centre for Environmental Policy Lunchtime Seminar) Location and time: RSM 131, 13:00-14:00 Clothes Swap  Location and time: Metric, 13:00-16:00 Bring along any clothes, shoes, hats, bags or accessories that you no longer want, in exchange for tokens you can use to pick up new items. Gardening with Community Connections Location and time: Secret Garden (meet Beit Quad), 14:00-16:00 Register: https://www.imperialcollegeunion.org/whats-on/event/3664 Help clean up the garden and plant fruit and vegetables with Community Connections as part of Student Volunteer Week. BBQ social Location and time: Secret Garden, 16:00-20:00   Thursday 23rd The Disruptive Power of Low Carbon Technologies (Talk and discussion with Ajay Gambhir) Location and time: Grantham Institute Boardroom, 12:30-1:30 There is growing discussion and excitement about the potential for ever-cheaper low-carbon energy technologies like renewables to transform energy markets. In this talk, Ajay Gambhir, Senior Research Fellow at the Imperial College Grantham Institute, will discuss the recent rapid reductions in solar PV and electric vehicle costs, and what these could mean for future scenarios of fossil fuel usage and long-term temperature change as we shift away from fossil fuels. This discussion will be based on the Grantham Institute’s recent publication with Carbon Tracker, called “Expect the Unexpected: The Disruptive Power of Low-Carbon Technology” Divestment Workshop/Gathering & Banner Making Location and time: Royal School of Mines Room G39, 17:30-21:00 Informal workshop session and discussion on issues of fossil fuel divestment and ethical investment strategies, with a view to improving those at Imperial College. Netflix and Chill (the planet) Location and time: Royal School of Mines Room G38, 18:00-21:00 We’ll be screening short films with environmental themes all evening.   (Fossil Free) Friday 24th Sustainability talk, Professor Peter Childs Location and time: SAF Room 122, 12:00-13:00 Opportunities for eco-tech interventions abound – this talk will explore some contemporary technology interventions and explore the question of whether it is appropriate to scrap our existing gadgets and infrastructure or whether there is a place for retrofit in our quest for a sustainable future. Green Action stall Location and time: College Main Entrance 12:30-16:30 Description: Have your say and find out about green campaigns on campus. End of Week Meal Location and time: 222 Veggie Vegan, 222 North End Rd, W14 9NU, 19:00-22:00   Saturday 25th Day Hike (with Fellwanderers) Location and time: South Downs/Eastbourne (transport arranged), Time TBC

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