Brookes joins city partners to present Oxford Green Week 2017

Thursday, 15 June 2017

Oxford Green Week

Oxford Brookes University has joined partners across the city to deliver the fourth Oxford Green Week, formerly Low Carbon Oxford Week, which begins this weekend.

The city-wide festival uses culture, creativity and community to inspire local people to take action against climate change.  It is a celebration of all things good and green across Oxford an opportunity to show how people can save money, get fit and be happy whilst being kind to the environment.

David Brugman, Environmental Services Manager at Oxford Brookes University said: “I am thrilled that the University is involved with Oxford Green Week again this year, and that we can offer some exciting events for the local community to get involved with at Brookes and around Oxford. 

“Oxford Brookes has a holistic approach to sustainability and it is the undercurrent of everything we do. Through research, knowledge transfer, teaching and learning and operations, we aim to have a positive impact on our community, environment, staff, students and suppliers.”

I am thrilled that the University is involved with Oxford Green Week again this year, and that we can offer some exciting events for the local community to get involved with at Brookes and around Oxford.

David Brugman, Environmental Services Manager, Oxford Brookes University

The Big Green Treasure Hunt takes participants across Oxford to explore all things sustainable and answer a simple question at each treasure hunt poster location. All those who part in the Treasure Hunt and correctly answer five questions from the 12 available locations will be entered into a prize draw to win a Brompton Bike worth £1000. There’s also a chance to win a prize at each location. 

On Thursday 22 June, Oxford Brookes University’s Energy and Carbon Reduction Specialist Gavin Hodgson will be giving a Green Behind the Scenes Tour of the John Henry Brookes Building. The tour will focus on the low-carbon features of the award-winning building including sedum roofs, rainwater storage, photovoltaic panels and will include a tour of the University’s dedicated Energy Centre. 

The University will also be showing a screening of Before the Flood – a documentary following Leonardo DiCaprio as he uncovers the realities of climate change with the help of leading scientists. The screening will take place on Friday 23 June, 6.00pm – 8.00pm in the Kennedy Room, John Henry Brookes Building.  

Oxfordshire building company Greencore Construction will be on campus on Wednesday 21 June, holding a workshop about how to build your own sustainable house, from the plans and initial designs to the build phase through to completion. 

Oxford Green Week 2017 is organised by Oxford City Council in partnership with Good Food Oxford, Oxford Brookes University, University of Oxford, Community Action Groups Oxfordshire, Lady Margaret Hall and the Environmental Change Institute. 

Oxford Green Week runs from Saturday 17 June until Sunday 25 June. More information and the full programme of activities and events can be found at www.oxfordgreenweek.org.