The University of Wales Trinity Saint David is gearing up for Go Green Week!

09.02.2018

Go Green Week is a week of activities arranged by the university’s Sustainability Delivery Team to encourage university staff and students to embed sustainability in their everyday lives. It begins on Monday 12th February and will be taking place on campuses in Carmarthen, Lampeter, and Swansea.

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On Monday, the university are looking forward to welcoming Richard Dunne to give two Harmony lectures in Carmarthen, hosted by Yr Athrofa. Richard the head teacher of Ashley CofE Primary School in Walton on Thames. The school is recognised as one of the world’s leading eco-schools. It’s commitment to sustainable living and learning has earned it several awards, including the highly acclaimed Ashenden Award in 2009 and the European Commission funded U4 Energy Award for education on saving energy in 2012. Richard will be drawing on the school’s experiences as he talks about eco-education and the ways in which institutes can embed sustainability in their everyday practices. The lectures will take place at 1pm in room HG1 and 4.30pm in room TL04. They are free of charge and all are welcome to attend.

The university is also hosting a Harmony lecture in Swansea on Thursday 15 February. The lecture will be hosted by Head of Sustainability Delivery Tom Yearley and will feature Harmony Professors of Practice Dr Nick Campion and Tony Juniper CBE. The title of the lecture is Exploring Harmony: How can we live in harmony with nature? Dr Nick Campion is a Principal Lecturer in the Faculty of Humanities and Performing Arts, and is an Associate Professor in Cosmology and Culture. He is also the Director of UWTSD’s Sophia Centre, an academic centre that explores cultural relationships to the sky and to the cosmos. Tony Juniper is an environmental activist, campaigner, writer and sustainability adviser who has been working in the field for over 25 years. He is the Executive Director for Advocacy and Campaign at WWF UK and in 2017, he was appointed Harmony Professor of Practice at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David. The lecture will be held in Creative Bubble in Swansea at 5pm and all are welcome to attend.

As well as these lectures, the Sustainability Delivery Team have organised litter picking sessions, beach and river cleans as well as a special showing of the film ‘Smog of the Sea,’ which will be shown on each campus throughout the week. All details are included on the poster. For further information, you can contact the team on livegreener@uwtsd.ac.uk or via Twitter on @UWTSDGoGreen.  

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