NEWS AND UPDATES FROM GREEN AT QUEEN'S
It is time to start getting ready for the annual RSPB 2021 Big Garden Birdwatch! This year, the initiative takes place between 29 - 31 January.
By taking part in the Big Garden Birdwatch, you will help RSPB monitor trends, allowing identification of environmental issues and enabling conservationists to implement solutions.
To find out more about the Big Garden Birdwatch, or to register, click here.
The Renewed Ambition host a series of events which aim at exploring the wider economic and investment opportunities for Belfast.
There next talk will focus on Belfast’s sustainability ambitions and how we will drive a green recovery across the wider city region.
'Belfast: Net Zero Emissions City' will take place on 26 January, 9am. Speakers will include Alice Charles, Grainia Long, Dr Iain Percy OBE, Nick Robins and Russell Smyth (World Economic Forum, Belfast City Council, Artemis Technologies, Grantham Research Institute, London School of Economics and KPMG).
To register please click here.
It is not too late to make 2021 resolutions that benefit both your wellbeing and our planet. Here are five ideas on how to green 2021!
- Ditch Single-Use Plastic. Say no to disposable water bottles, coffee cups, bags and cutlery. Simple as that.
- Get behind not-so-fast-fashion. Did you know the global fashion industry emits almost as much carbon as the entire European continent? Resist those January sales, don't buy what you don't need and invest in clothes that will last longer.
- Balance your diet with plant-based foods. Start small to make it easy and fun – try meat-free Mondays, or Veganuary, and slowly increase the number of plant-based items in your diet.
- Travel green. Break the driving-everywhere habit and find healthy and fun alternative ways to travel – train, bus, bike, walk. You’ll be improving your own health, and the health of everyone around you as well as the health of our planet.
QUB School of Planning have created a lecture series exploring how we can re-imagine cities to be more inclusive, green and liveable.
The following lectures are taking place during February:
'How Estonia is using digital solutions in urban planning during the pandemic and beyond with Anett Numa (e-Estonia)', 3 February, 3pm.
The High Cost of Free Parking with Prof. Donald Shoup (UCLA), 10 February, 5pm.
For further information, including how to register, please click here.
We want to hear from you if you have a green idea for a virtual workshop, initiative or competition which you would like QUB to organise.
This can included inviting an expert in to provide top tips on how to plan, and grow, your own vegetables via a virtual workshop. Or it can include a Documentary Q&A session…
Email us your ideas at email@example.com.
Queen's University Belfast are 2020 Green Gown Award finalists in three categories - Student Engagement, Benefitting Society and Staff Sustainability Champion.
Student Engagement: Nurture and Grow: Connecting people through Nature
Benefitting Society: Creating a Greener Future
Staff Sustainability Champion: Dr Amanda Slevin
Thank you to everyone involved in the creation, deliverying and legacy of these projects!
To keep up to date on all things Green at Queen's make sure you join the Teams Sustainability Champion Network.
This network provides you with the opportunity to chat with fellow green minded people, ask questions, discover what resources and events are taking place, and finally, read the latest Green at Queen's E-Zine!
Queen’s new environmental pilot scheme registration is now open.
The new programme, Queen's Sustainability Award, will help Schools and Directorates create a bespoke long-term action plan focusing on the greatest opportunities for environmental improvement within their area. For more information on the new programme please click here.
To register your interest in the Green at Queen's Programme please email firstname.lastname@example.org.