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The University's Green Week takes place from 19-23 November

Green Corner is a regular Queen's Now feature which provides a round-up of green activities taking place around the University.

Green Week, 19-23 November
The University’s annual Green Week takes place from 19-23 November. Over the course of the week a number of events will take place aimed at raising environmental awareness among staff and students. To find out more about the week, visit: www.qub.ac.uk/carbon

Get involved in Green Impact
Schools and Directorates have until Monday 19 November to sign up to take part in this year’s Green Impact environmental accreditation scheme. Last year, 25 teams from Queen’s successfully achieved accreditation. Taking part in the Scheme led to a number of benefits for the participating Schools and Directorates, including reductions in electricity consumption, producing savings of up to 18 per cent in some areas.

A number of teams have already signed up to take part in this year's Scheme. To find out more information about the scheme, click here. To sign up, please email carbonmanagement@qub.ac.uk

This year Green Impact teams will be matched up with a Student Green Impact officer. This will be an excellent opportunity for teams to avail of an extra resource to support the implementation of Green Impact as well as providing students with the opportunity to gain employability skills in a professional environment. Further information is available at the following link: http://go.qub.ac.uk/greenvolunteers

It’s not just rubbish
Finding the beauty in discarded rubbish was the focus of an art installation on display in the Naughton Gallery during this year’s Ulster Bank Belfast Festival at Queen’s.

Empty plastic bottles collected from across Queen’s campus were used to create the exciting piece of art by Magpie Art Collective, a socially conscious business who make one-of-a-kind creations using reclaimed material.

To find out more about the Magpie Art Collective, visit www.magpieartcollective.com

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