Sustainability Week

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The University of Gibraltar is proud to announce its first Sustainability week. Join us in the activities taking place this week, culminating on Saturday 29th September with the Clean up the World Day.

One of our overall goals for the week is to Print Less. For this week we will be making a conscious effort to print less together! We will be measuring our printer usage and make an effort to reduce printing where possible.

Monday 24th September 2018

Leave your car at home day

The aim for today is to reduce the carbon emissions posed by transport. You can do this by catching the bus, cycling, walking into work or carpooling. Find a mode of transport that works best for you!

Wednesday 26th September 2018

Soap Recycling workshop

There is an unimaginable amount of soap thrown away each year by hotels, in stark contrast where 2.2 million people die because they can not wash their hands. Of these 2.2 million a majority (1.5 million) of them are children.

Aude Godard, a Junior Relationship Manager in Turicum Private Bank has founded a charity called LILHAYA Foundation. The aim is to recycle used soaps from hotels in Gibraltar and Spain and send them to third world countries.

Aude will provide a workshop in the University of Gibraltar on Wednesday 26th of September at 5:30pm for students and university staff to join.

Friday 28th September 2018

Go veggie for the day

One of the major ways we can become more sustainable is by eating clean, environmentally friendly produced foods. A major source of this is vegetables. Aim to become a vegetarian for the day and join the cause.

Saturday 29th September 2018

Clean up the World Day

Clean up the World (CUTW) Gibraltar will take place on the 29th September after running in Gibraltar since 2005 with clean ups including green areas, coastal and underwater sites.

Supporting the 2018 Clean up will be NGOs, government agencies, businesses, clubs and associations, schools, the Gibraltar College and other volunteers. The University of Gibraltar will also be joining for its first ever participation.

To be part of our team of volunteers, contact us with you name and contact information seo@unigib.edu.gi.