Go Green Week 2018

Monday 12 February 2018 at 9am - 5pm

Go Green Week 2018

GoGreen is a week promoting sustainability and campaigns for environmental change on campuses across the country. The AUSA Environment and Ethics committee have put together a programme of events to highlight the great work of sustainability groups and societies on campus and to open up important political discussions on the future of our planet. Check out the event programme below: 

Monday 12th February 
Corner Stall 
11-2pm, AUSA Students’ Union Lobby 
The Corner is a student-led food co-operative based in The Student Marketplace on the ground floor the SUB – come try some samples of their delicious vegan snacks in the lobby this Tuesday! 

Film Screening – The True Cost 
5.30-7pm, Taylor A19 
Join us for a screening of the 2015 Andrew Morgan documentary ‘The True Cost’, shedding light on the horrendous working conditions in the garment industry and its subsequent environmental impact.

Tuesday 13th February 
Vegbag Stall 
11-2pm, AUSA Students’ Union Lobby 
Find out more about the VegBag scheme, which provides a large bag of local, organic veg for just £6 every Tuesday. Want to sign up for next week, or just interested to learn more? This is your chance! 

GoGreen Week Stall
11.30-2.30pm, IMS Atrium 
Studying up at Foresterhill? Drop by and find out about the plethora of sustainability initiatives you can get involved with at The University of Aberdeen – and all the events run in this year’s GoGreen week!

Frontlines Solidarity Webinar by People and Planet 
12-1pm, AUSA Students’ Union Room 101 (Global Hub) 
Join People & Planet and National Union of Students (NUS) as we host a webinar discussion with representatives from struggles resisting fossil fuel extraction in South East Asia and learn about what UK activists can do to support them. 

Wednesday 14th February 
Shared Planet Café: This Valentine’s Day, It’s Time to Break Up with Fossil Fuels! 
12pm – 3pm, The Chaplaincy
£1 soup, 70p toasties and a campaign for the University to divest from fossil fuels. Come along to have some delicious soup and learn about the Fossil Free Aberdeen campaign on its re-launch. 

Climate Change Perspectives 
2pm-3pm, KCG7
Hear from Beth Scott, School of Biological Sciences, on “Climate change vs large scale offshore renewables: What are the costs/benefits to marine life?” and Tim Baker from the School of Language, Literature, Music and Visual Culture on “Climate Change and Contemporary Fiction” as part of the recently-established Climate Change Perspectives talk series in Kings’ College at 2pm.

Film Screening – Demain (Tomorrow)
5.30-7pm, Taylor A19 
Join us for a screening of the award-winning documentary ‘Demain’ which identifies initiatives in ten countries around the world that provide concrete solutions to environmental and social challenges of the twenty-first century. 

Thursday 15th February 
Marine Society Stall 
10-3pm, AUSA Students’ Union Lobby
Drop by the lobby to learn about the fantastic work of the Marine Society: Do you want to take an active role in changing world’s perception about the oceans? Want to learn new skills and get experience in marine science? Find out how to get involved! 

Cooking with Chef Ruben 
6-8pm, Hillhead Community Kitchen 
Join Chef Ruben to learn some tips on how to make some delicious vegan, low-carbon meals up at the Hillhead Community Kitchen! 

Fossil Fuel Finance 101 Webinar 
Join student campaigners from campuses across the country in a webinar to learn about fossil free finance and how you can be part of the growing campaign for banks to ditch fossil fuel extraction.

Friday 16th February 
Fossil Free stall 
11-2pm AUSA Students’ Union Lobby
“If it is wrong to wreck the climate, then it is wrong to profit from that wreckage” – Fossil Free campaigners will be out talking about the divestment campaign! Keep up with the campaign by liking the facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/abdndivestment/ 

Class, Capitalism, and Climate Change: A Discussion
5pm-7pm, MacRobert 317
This open discussion will look at the structural changes required to save our planet from climate chaos, and explore the limitation of consumerist approaches to environmentalism.

Sunday 18th February
Marine Society Beach Clean 
12-2pm, Beach Esplanade (meet at the tunnel next to the Golf Course)
Join the Marine Society for a beach clean to rid our sands of litter and to tackle marine plastic pollution!

Keep up to date by following the AUSA Environment and Ethics facebook page here: www.facebook.com/AUSAeande/ 

More Events

Energy Champion training
24th January 6pm - 8pm
AUSA Hillhead
There is no better way to engage with your fellow students and meet likeminded people than by becoming an E-Champ.
Mature Students meet up
25th January noon - 1pm
Union Brew
AUSA events
Walk and cook session
26th January noon - 3pm
Join the AberGreen team for either a walk or informative zero waste cooking session.
Cooking Class with Foodstory
27th January 6pm - 9pm
Foodstory, Thistle Street
Come along to Foodstory with the AberGreen team and learn how they make Kimchi!