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Cardiff University mark Go Green week

Cardiff University will be host to a string of events taking place from Monday February 10 as part of Cardiff Council’s Go Green week.

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A team of environmental champions have organised a number of activities including a litter pick, community walkabout and green workshops which will take place across Cardiff University’s main campus as well as the rest of the Cathays area.

The event is aimed towards encouraging both students and residents to embrace a more sustainable lifestyle.

Cabinet member for Environment, Councillor Ashley Govier, has given his backing to the event: “The Environmental Champions are a very committed team and it’s great to see them so fully involved in Go Green Week.

“We have greatly increased our work with the student community with a specialist team operating in Cathays, Roath and Plasnewydd advising all residents on aspects of recycling and food waste collection.”

Cardiff students help out Cardiff DIGs

Emma Robson, student liason officer for Cardiff Digs – who offer student housing and living advice – says the event is a good opportunity to raise awareness on sustainability issues. Ms Robson said: “It’s great to see so many students volunteering and engaging with their local community.

“The environmental champions are making invaluable improvements to the local area by encouraging their peers to live more sustainably; they are setting a perfect example for the wider student population.”

The events kick off with a sustainable travel workshop aimed at helping people get to know local cycling routes, which will be held in the main university building car park. It rounds up with a litter pick around Cathays on Thursday February 13, an event aimed at “giving a little love back to your community.”

Following Go Green week will be Fairtrade week. A number of events will take place, including a St. David’s day parade, to help celebrate Cardiff’s tenth year as a fair trade city.

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