Dates for your diary Dates for your diary

Welcome Week for new UEA students

Location: Everywhere!

SustainableUEA CarbonCrew characters in the Square

Keep an eye out for us, and remember to share photos via @SustainableUEA on social media!


PGR Registration and Orientation event: 30 September

Location: TPSC Foyer

SustainableUEA will be running an info stall for postgraduate students to pick up information on projects and sustainable travel options.


Oktoberfest: 03–06 October

Location: UEA Square

UEA Catering will be celebrating sustainable food as part of their Oktoberfest event, including local suppliers, a vegan cooking demo, and free samples from ethical suppliers.

Find them in the Square all week, and join us on Thursday, 6 October!


Travel Matters Week: 10–14 October

Location: various

Mark from Dr Bike at work

Find out more about how to save both money and carbon on your campus commute! Freebies, information and competitions...

  • Free cyclists' breakfast
  • Touring roadshow of travel information
  • Stalls in the Hive, including train and bus discounts
  • 'Try before you buy' bike display
  • Fun guided Sky Ride around Norwich!

Register for the 10-mile Sky Ride (15/10/16)

More details to follow


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'Focus on...' Monthly engagement themes 'Focus on...' Monthly engagement themes

'Focus on...' – a year of engagement

Each month in the 2016/17 academic year will have its own ‘Focus on’ theme, tying in with key events in the UEA and international awareness calendars.

The Sustainability Network — staff and student champions from across campus — have fed in their ideas: what do you think we could do?

We’ll be highlighting activities and upcoming events each month.


Month UEA Focus On theme Key dates   Month UEA Focus On theme Key dates
September 2016:  Recycling and Waste (clearing out for the start of term!) 05-09.09: Zero Waste Week
12-18.09: Recycle Week (‘The Unusual Suspects’)
  January 2017:  Wellbeing
(Re-boot and Refresh)
16.01: Start of semester
October: Food (Vegetarian Awareness Month) 01.10: World Vegetarian Day
01-07.10: International Vegetarian Week
  February:  Ethical Choices and Procurement 20.02: World Day of Social Justice
27.0212.03: Fairtrade Fortnight
November:  Reduce, Reuse (Recycle) 19-27.11: European Week for Waste Reduction
25.11: International Buy Nothing Day
  March:  Biodiversity 03.03: World Wildlife Day
14.03: International Day of Action for Rivers
22.03: World Water Day
25.03: Earth Hour (20.30-21.30)
December:  Energy Efficiency and Carbon Reduction 16.12: End of semester
Big Holiday Switch Off
  April:  Energy Efficiency and Carbon Reduction 22.04: Earth Day
24.04: Fashion Revolution Day
        May:  Travel and wellbeing (National Walking Month) 22.05: International Day for Biological Diversity
22.05-16.06: Exam period
        June:  Global Challenges 05.06: World Environment Day
08.06: World Oceans Day
13-17.06: Sustainable Energy Week
11-19.06: National Bike Week
17.06: World Day to Combat Desertification
20.06: World Refugee Day

Events and challenges will be run across UEA, but you may want to run something yourself! Contact the Environmental Officer, Catrin Darsley, for support. Email: c.darsley@uea.ac.uk