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Ongoing events 

Digital Climate Cafes

Digital Climate Cafes are fortnightly, online events for students and staff to join and discuss climate issues that interest them or to listen along. The next Digital Climate Cafe is on Friday 4th June 2021 and it will be an open discussion climate cafe. Click here to join our MS Teams channel and access the link for the next climate cafe, alternatively, you can email Green Chester

University Allotment

The University has space for students/staff to grow fruit and veg. The Volunteering and Mentoring team have created a new student-led project, Good to Grow. Student project leaders will work with the sustainability unit with the management of the allotment and harvesting food. If you would like to be involved with the allotment, you can join our MS Teams channel or email Green Chester.  

Local and National Events & Activities

Event Date

Climate Exp0 Conference: A fusion of science and policy advancing a resilient, zero-carbon world
Climate Exp0 is the first conference from the COP26 Universities Network and the Italian University Network for Sustainable Development (RUS), working together to raise ambition for tangible outcomes from the 2021 UN Climate Change Conference (COP26). Throughout the week, there will be events and discussions for policymakers, academics, practioners, students and members of the public can gather together to collaborate, share and debate climate change science and policy. 
Click here to view the full programme and register

Monday 17th May - Friday 21st May                                                                                                                         

Lunchtime Lectures - Global or local leaders? COP26 and The Climate Crisis
Global leders are meeting in November for another round of climate talks. But what local action is happening now, to tackle the climate crisis, and how can we all get involved? Tamara Hunt and Helen Southall from the University of Chester introduce what the COP26 is and explore local projects making an impact; from solar panel research, new transport strategies, to a proposed sustainable energy visitor centre in Chester.
Click here for the link to attend

Thursday 18th May
12pm - 1pm 

Nature Relatedness
Have you been stuck inside all lockdown? Do you feel like you have lost your connection to nature? Find out how getting in touch with nature can improve your mental health and help the environment! The Seaborne Library Cliamte Action Team will be hosting a Nature Relatedness event via Teams. They will be screening "Hayley Goes Back to Nature", which sees television presenter Hayley Pearce attempt to reconnect with nature. They will discuss ways you can bring nature back into your life including forest bathing. There will also be the opportunity for you to discover how well you score on the nature relatedness scale. 
Click here to join the meeting

Thursday 3rd June 
12.30pm - 1.3-pm                                 














Past events 

Go Green Fortnight 2021

The Sustainability Unit and Students’ Union have been working together to organise Go Green Festival 2021, which will run from Monday 22nd February to Sunday 21st March. Throughout the four weeks, there will be online events such as workshops, film screenings and panels, as well as weekly challenges. The aim of the festival is to inspire action for the Sustainable Development Goals and the Climate Crisis. Many events and workshops will include departments from across the university as well as local businesses and alumni. Click here to view the full timetable. 

TED Countdown

On 14th October 2020 the University hosted a Ted Countdown event. Countdown is a global initiative to champion and accelerate solutions to the climate crisis, turning ideas into action. If you missed it you can watch the video here

Tree Planting at Kingsway 

In November 2019, students, staff and members of the local community helped us plant over 150 trees at Kingsway, as part of the Woodland Trust 'Big Climate Fightback'. Trees have many benefits; they store carbon, reduce pollution and provide flood protection. It is hoped that by increasing the amount of green space available on campus, students and staff will have a space to connect with nature. Over the lifetime of the trees, we hope that they will provide a habitat for wildlife and promote clean air. In March 2020, we planted a further 450 trees and were once again joined by students, staff and local school groups. 


New tree plants at Kingsway
March tree planting session

Go Green Week 2020

Green T Volunteers

    Become a Green T

    • Bicycle User Group - BUG
    • Sustainability Forum
    • University Allotment.