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Travel Matters Week: 10–14 October

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!

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 (Photos may be used for promotional purposes at the discretion of the Sustainability Team. Entries close at 5pm on Friday, 14 October.)

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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).

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

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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: