UWTSD STUDENTS' UNION CELEBRATING GO GREEN WEEK


18.05.2021

The University of Wales Trinity Saint David Students’ Union is celebrating Go Green Week this week.

Go Green Week

Running until Friday, May 21st,  Go Green Week is an event bringing students’ tips, tricks and events such as cookery sessions, yoga sessions, discussions on fast fashion, as well as interesting green-themed talks by UWTSD lecturers to name a few.

Go Green Week is organised by the Students’ Union in co-operation with the INSPIRE Interns, a team of student volunteers aiming to effect sustainable change across UWTSD. It’s an annual event that proves popular amongst students on campus each year, whilst at the same time encouraging them to think in a greener way.

Laura Yates, Student Opportunities Co-ordinator for UWTSD Students’ Union said:  “The INSPIRE Interns have worked incredibly hard to encourage students to make easy and bitesize environmental and sustainable changes to their lifestyle for Go Green Week 2021, whilst also raising awareness regarding our global impact due to humanity's insatiable consumable lifestyle and how this is affecting the planet. We at the SU feel that however small the change, the effects can be positive for both the planet and the student, which is why we have encouraged a new direction in linking environmental awareness and our wellbeing. Whether this is through eating more healthy meals which don't contain meat, connecting with nature after a yoga session by going for a walk with no digital devices, or expanding your knowledge by watching one (or all!) of the informative and expert talks from lecturers within UWTSD who have sustainability at the heart of their module or research.”

The organisers want to hear from participants during the week to contact them, so they’ll be able to find out if the activities have managed to help or change their mindset, and also discover if Go Green Week has encouraged them to make sustainable choices.  

Professor Dylan Jones, Deputy Vice-Chancellor at UWTSD said: “Go Green Week is an excellent initiative developed by the Students’ Union and our INSPIRE interns to encourage our students to engage with environmental issues and wellbeing.  It provides practical insights into how we can all make small changes to lessen our impact on the environment and protect the planet from further harm.

“Sustainable development is a key theme at the University which is embedded through our curriculum, campuses, culture and community and Go Green Week is an excellent example of our students’ commitment to this issue.”

Note to Editor

For more information on Go Green Week visit: 💚 Get Ready For Go Green Week @ UWTSD Students' Union (uwtsdunion.co.uk)

Further Information

Lowri Thomas, Principal Communications and PR Officer

07449 998476 

lowri.thomas@uwtsd.ac.uk