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Green Week returns to UCLan's Preston Campus for its seventh year

Green Week campaign to raise environmental awareness

Students and staff at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) are making their annual pledge to adopt more environmentally friendly lifestyles as Green Week returns to campus.

It is the seventh year that UCLan has run the week-long programme of activities designed to encourage the University community to adopt greener lifestyles by becoming more environmentally and ethically aware.

This year activities include going meat free for a day, sourcing sustainable food, developing active travel plans with a free breakfast for commuters who bike to work and a fossil free campaign.

As usual, we have something for everyone including a pedal powered smoothie maker, great value reusable cups, free bags and water bottles for people to be greener.

Clair Challen, UCLan’s Environment and Sustainability Manager, said: “The ethos of Green Week has always been to raise awareness of environmental issues in a fun and engaging way.

“As usual, we have something for everyone including a pedal powered smoothie maker, great value reusable cups, free bags and water bottles for people to be greener. The main focus has been the Do Nation pledge scheme designed to turn actions into habits and we’ve had a really positive response to this so far on the UCLan website.” 

Activities are taking place all over campus every day until Friday 10 February. Find out more by visiting www.uclan.ac.uk/greenweek  or by following #uclangreenweek on Twitter.

Lyndsey Boardman | 08 February 2017