Green Lancaster Week 2015

From Monday 9th - Friday 13th March, there was lots of activity going on at Lancaster University, from a free healthy and sustainable 'Edible Campus' breakfast at the Sports Centre to volunteering at the Eco Hub!

Green Lancaster is a collaboration between Lancaster University and Lancaster University Student Union (LUSU) designed to encourage students and staff to live and work with sustainability in mind, whether that’s cycling to work, car sharing, learning more about the eco-innovation happening around campus, carbon and energy reduction, recycling or feeding the chickens once a week.

The week started with a launch event on the campus giving staff and students more information about what Green Lancaster is and what they can do to be involved. The rest of the week included; a free healthy and sustainable ‘Edible Campus Breakfast’ at the Sports Centre, Dr Bike helping those who travel sustainably fix any niggles on their bike, volunteers attending the Eco Hub to help create new raised beds and tend to the vegetables.

The week finished with ‘Green Lancaster do Jack and the Beanstalk,’ in the form of jacket potatoes and bean salad at the Eco Hub, a celebratory lunch for all to mark the end of a hugely successful Green Lancaster Week and a chance to recognise the volunteers behind the projects.

Jonathan Mills, Environment and Sustainability Manager at Lancaster University said: “It isn’t just one week a year, it is an ongoing partnership between the University and LUSU. Our individual actions can be united within Green Lancaster and we can make a significant, positive impact on the world around us if we work together.”

To see more about what went on visit the GreenLancaster Facebook page or see the website www.lancaster.ac.uk/greenlancaster.