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Vegan Festival

North Wales Vegan Festival - 20th October, WGU Plas Coch Sports Centre, 10.30 - 16.30 

80+ fantastic stalls, including cooked and raw foods, pies, cakes, chocolates, sandwiches and salads, beauty and skincare products, candles, preserves, cheeses, jewellery, crafts, healthy treats, sweet treats, clothing, drinks, juices, smoothies, charity merchandise and more!

10 world food caterers 
Free samples
Nutritional advice
Seating area
All day exciting and fresh cookery demos
All day inspirational talks and workshops

Email: veganeventsuk@gmail.com

Entry is £3 payable on the day on the door (under 16’s free) or £15 for VIP tickets in advance from veganeventsuk@gmail.com to include fast-track entry and a goody bag full of vegan products, samples, discounts and offers

Find out what WGU are doing to offer sustainable food
Green Champion Training

Green Champion Training - 12th October, Northop Campus

Today it is more important than ever to become a greener, more efficient university. WGU offers training to its green champions to spread awareness throughout the organisation. This is the second training day this year. It will be held in the woods with PDT training and the champions will learn about sustainability, What it means to be a Green Champion, Biodiversity, Energy/pollution, Food Systems, Resource Use and our environment.

Become a Green Champion
Green Champions Walks Oct

Green Champions Walk - 17th October, 12.30 - 13.00

Green Champions are on a mission to sit less, walk more and feel better. They aim to encourage staff and students to get involved by making the walks interesting.

Led by newly appointed Green Champion, Molly Edwards (Estates), themed walks will take place every month 12.30-1pm meeting in the Quad area of our Wrexham campus. This month's theme is - Collect Colours.

Become a green champion
Green Champions Walk 2018

Green Champions Walk – Journey towards 12.09.18

Green Champions are on a mission to sit less, walk more and feel better. They aim to encourage staff and students to get involved by making the walks interesting.

Led by newly appointed Green Champion, Molly Edwards (Estates), themed walks will take place every month 12.30-1pm meeting in the Quad area of our Wrexham campus.

Join the Green Champions
World Car Free Day

Car-Free Day 21.19.18

Aimed at Encouraging Students and Staff to give up their cars for a day.

The event promotes improvement of public transport, cycling and walking, and the development of Wrexham community where jobs are closer to home and where shopping is within walking distance. 
Sustrans will be on campus, come and chat to them about what improvements are happening in Wrexham.

Hire a bike here
Sustainability and Fairtrade Recruitment at Fresher’s Fair

Sustainability and Fairtrade Recruitment at Fresher’s Fair – 27.09.18

The Sustainability and Fairtrade Network will be attending Fresher’s Fair to promote the benefits of Sustainability and Fairtrade and recruit members which they hope will get involved with upcoming events and become ambassadors for both Sustainability and Fairtrade.

Come and see them.  

Find out more about the group WGU Sustainability & Fairtrade Network

Find out what else is on at Freshers's 2018 WgSU Freshers 2018
Bike Week

Bike Week – June 2018

Bike Week is an annual opportunity to promote cycling, and WGU aims to show how cycling can easily be part of everyday life by encouraging ‘everyday cycling for everyone’. Demonstrating the social, health and environmental benefits of cycling.

 

Find out more about WGU's cycle hire scheme
National Walking Month

National Walking Month  - May 2018

For most of us, walking is as simple as putting on a pair of shoes and opening our front door. Yet it’s not always that easy. WGU are getting involved and will be promoting walking throughout the university. Together we can create a nation where people from all generations walk and enjoy the benefits that this simple act brings whilst reducing the number of vehicles on the roads. 
This May enter into the competition. Download Free: Step Counter – Pedometer or any other step counter app. Win yourself an Amazon voucher by posting a screenshot of your steps using #WGUWalkingmonth2018 on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook. 

£20 Amazon Voucher = Most Steps walked over the month of May

£10 Amazon Voucher = Most steps walked in a single day

Winners will be announced via social media channels on Monday 4th June 2018

Sign up and find tips to get on your feet here - livingstreets

Find more information on sport and exercise at WGU
Save Water Campaign 2018

Save Water Campaign

Green Champion Molly Edwards started a campaign to get students, staff and residents to save water through simple behaviour changes during a normal day. Between April 2017 and March 2018 the student accommodation used 2914m3. This is a 30% reduction on April 2016 and March 2017, which is enough water to flush a standard toilet 102,883 times!

This is an ongoing campaign, we hope to beat last year’s reductions.

Water Awareness 2018

Take a look at our Carbon Reductions here
Gardening Week 30th April

Gardening Week 30th April - 6thMay 2018

National Gardening Week is all about sharing your passion for plants. At WGU we ran gardening activities at both Wrexham and Northop campuses in conjunction with Flintshare a comunity lead growing group and Techniquest a Science Discovery Centre which helped inspire gardeners. Three separate volunteering sessions for students and/or university staff to get involved in. Sessions included various tasks in the recently opened Science Garden which is on the Plas Coch campus to the rear of the LEIS building near Crispin Lane and gardening sessions at Northop with Flintshare giving volunteers tips and tricks for planting. 

Find out more on Flintshare
Plastic Free Wrexham

Plastic Free Wrexham

Wrexham Glyndwr University and Wrexham Glyndwr Students Union have joined forces with Marc Jones, Wrexham Councillor and a group of dedicated individuals with the aim of acheiving the Surfers Against Sewage, Plastic Free Community Status for Wrexham and have joined the 165 communities working towards it. The plan is to intergrate the Refuse, Reuse and Recycle custom in relation to single use plastics into the comunity. Take a look at the campain here - Plastic Free Wrexham

 

Read the latest news here
Crispin Lane Clean up

Crispin Clean-up

WGU are holding a clean-up of Crispin Lane on Tuesday, 27 March between 4-6pm. The road gets more than its share of rubbish and we want to give it a good spring clean.

A group of volunteers will provide spare litter pickers and bags to collect rubbish if you want to join us for an hour or two.

Both Wrexham AFC and Wrexham Glyndwr Students Union have expressed support and we hope to inspire WGU Green Champions and environmentally conscious people to get involved. 

“Everyone has the right to live in a great place. More importantly, everyone has the right to contribute to making the place where they already live great!” - Fred Kent

Read more on WGU waste here
Go Green and Fairtrade Fortnight

Go Green and Fairtrade Fortnight 2018

The University actively participates in People & Planet’s, Go Green week. This year WGU have conbined Go Green with Fairtrade Fortnight. The purpose of the fortnight is to engage and encourage staff and students at the university to get involved with our green  and Fairtrade issues. The timetable of events includes a whole range of exciting activities including a lunchtime bike ride lead by WGU VC Professor Maria Hinfelaar. The week is aimed at making sustainability and Fairtrade fun and accessible for all. 

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Recycle with British Heart Foundation

Recycle with British Heart Foundation – Throughout 2017/18

WGU currently have BHF Recycling drop off points around our campuses. The aim is to encourage staff, students and visitors not to throw away their unwanted items in a bid to save the environment and with BHF, saving someone’s life.

So far Week 1-13 (1st April – 24th June 2017) WGU have donated £952.00 worth which is fantastic.

Dropping your clothes in a BHF collection bin means that they will be given a new life. Recycling your old items will not only prevent those greenhouse gases from being emitted, but also lessens the need for newly manufactured clothes, effectively cutting down on the environmental damage incurred in the textile manufacturing process.

Find out more about recycling at WGU
Fairtrade Christmas Hamper Winner 2017

Fairtrade Christmas Hamper Winner 2017

WGU, WgSU and Aramark collaberated in organising a Christmas Fairtrade Raffle. People who bought any Fairtrade product (excluding drinks) were given a raffle ticket which was entered into a prize draw to win a Christmas Fairtrade hamper. The raffle not only raised awareness for Fairtrade but throughout December sales of Fairtrade products rose across the university. Huge thanks to Lisa Jones (Member Pioner) from the Co op for the kind donations of Fairtrade products towards our hamper to promote Fairtrade products and the simple accessibility to purchase Fairtrade.

Pictured: Charlotte Kennemore picking up her Fairtrade hamper full of goodies.

Read more about Fairtrade here
World Vegan Month

World Vegan Month – November 2017

WGU celebrated World Vegan Month by putting a vegan option on the menu every week. There were vegan recipes for staff and students to try at home and information on what it means to be vegan. The Vegan Society first began as an offshoot of The Vegetarian Society in November 1944, when Donald Watson, Elsie Shrigley and friends felt the important need to distinguish the difference between not eating meat, and not eating any products from animals. 

Find out more about Sustainable food at WGU
Freshers Fair 2017

Fresher’s Fair Sustainability and Fairtrade Network Recruitment – 27thSeptember 2017

WGU’s Fresher’s Fair 2017 was a fantastic day. The Sustainability and Fairtrade Network where there promoting the benefits of Sustainability and Fairtrade and recruited a record number with a whopping 115 new members signing up from all campuses which they hope to get involved with upcoming events and become ambassadors for both Sustainability and Fairtrade.

They also managed to get Wrexham MP Ian Lucas, a big Fairtrade supporter, behind the stall for a few minutes. 

Read more about WGU Sustainability here
WGU and WFC Coalition 2017

WGU and WFC Coalition

Wrexham Fairtrade Coalition (WFC) joined the university on Tuesday 8th November 2017 as part of the Respect Fair.  The day organised by Wrexham Glyndŵr University Chaplaincy’s Naomi Squire, focused on looking after ourselves and each other both spiritually and mentally.   The day brought in many diverse groups which helped staff and students understand others who have a variety of backgrounds, including multi-faith & transgender.  The WFC highlighted the reasons behind the Fairtrade organisation’.  “The university is a perfect centre point to meet and raise awareness about the many different backgrounds both here at home and internationally”, said Naomi.

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Go Green Day

Go Green Day 

Go Green day is a project that helps raise money and awareness to tackle deforestation - one of the biggest contributors to climate change - and works directly with local and indigenous communities through a range of programmes that address empowerment, equality and entrepreneurship.

On 13th October 2017 WGU got involved with Size of Wales, Go Green Day by raising awareness of deforestation, the causes and what individuals can do to tackle it. Many people enjoyed the palm oil free cakes on offer and took home palm oil free recipes as well as a wealth of information surrounding the subject. 

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Green Champion Training

Green Champion Training

Today it is more important than ever to become a greener, more efficient university. WGU offers training to it's green champions to spread awarness troughout the organisation. This years training was in the woods with PDT training and the champions learned about sustainability, What it means to be a Green Champion, Biodiversity, Energy/pollution, Food Systems, Resource Use and our environment.

“PDT training were great, I feel enthused to be a Green Champion and I have come away with lots of ideas on how to engage others and make a difference within my department”  - Pip Francis

Become a Green Champion
Techniquest - Going Green

Techniquest - Going Green in 2017

Works are currently underway to create a fantastic eco garden on the Wrexham campus and Techniquest Glyndŵr (TQG) are asking for help. Part of the project is to build a plastic bottle greenhouse.

Find out how you can help here

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