Travel Matters Week: 10–14 October
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!
Travel Matters Week photo competition now open!
We are holding a photo competition to mark Travel Matters Week: ‘Capture your low carbon travel’. It’s open now and all you have to do is take a picture that shows how your campus commute crunches carbon! It’s your chance to win a £10 Mustard Café voucher, and to help showcase low carbon travel at UEA... from car-sharing to the bus, cycling or your skateboard.
Enter online through @SustainableUEA and using #UEATravelMatters, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. (Photos may be used for promotional purposes at the discretion of the Sustainability Team. Entries close at 5pm on Friday, 14 October.)
Other events during the week
Tuesday 11 October: Save at least half of your commuting costs by car – find Liftshare in Vista cafe for exciting introductory offers and prizes (12-2.30pm). Nissan will be in the Street with their LEAF electric car and information from Abellio, Norfolk Car Club, Dr Bike and others in the Hive (10am-3pm).
Wednesday 12: Free ‘Bike Breakfast’ – bring your bike and pick up a packed breakfast from outside the Lodge, at the top of Chancellors Drive (07.45-9.30am - or until the food has run out!). Find Norfolk Cycle Loan Scheme in the Hive (10am-2pm).
Thursday 13: Pick up information on your campus commute from the Sustainability Team and free stationery from CarbonCrew Students Society in the Square (10am-2pm). Receive your huge discount on annual travel by bus in the Hive at lunchtime.
Friday 14: Last day of photo competition, and the Sustainability Team will be in the Library 11am to 2pm with free bike seat covers and travel information.
Saturday 15: Free 10-mile ‘Sky Ride’ around Norwich (open to all).
'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’)
(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
27.02–12.03: 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: email@example.com