Oxford Brookes and Oxford University present the Big Green Treasure Hunt

Tuesday, 09 June 2015

Big Green Treasure Hunt

Oxford Brookes University and the University of Oxford have teamed up to host a ‘Big Green Treasure Hunt’ as part of Low Carbon Oxford Week.

The Treasure Hunt will take place between Saturday 13 and Sunday 21 June and offers the perfect opportunity to explore the city and learn about some of the environmental initiatives that both Universities and other organisations in Oxford are championing. 

There are a total of 12 treasure hunt locations in Oxford, each marked with a poster. To take part and for a chance of winning a prize at each location simply scan the QR code on your smart phone and answer a simple question. Treasure hunters who find and answer the questions at all 12 locations will be entered into a grand prize draw for a £1,000 Brompton bike.

I am excited that Oxford Brookes can take part in Low Carbon Oxford Week in a way which families in the local community can enjoy and benefit from.

Gavin Hodgson, Energy and Carbon Reduction Manager at Oxford Brookes University

Other prizes include eco products for the home which will help to save money and Oxford Bus Company city passes. To take part in the Treasure Hunt, the map can be downloaded from the Low Carbon Oxford Week website.

Gavin Hodgson, Energy and Carbon Reduction Manager at Oxford Brookes University said: “At Oxford Brookes we take a holistic approach to sustainability and it’s the undercurrent of everything we do. 

“Through research, knowledge transfer, teaching and learning, we aim to have a positive impact on our community, environment, staff, students and suppliers. 

“I am excited that Oxford Brookes can take part in Low Carbon Oxford Week in a way which families in the local community can enjoy and benefit from.”

Treasure Hunt map

Lucinda Lay, Carbon Reduction Projects Manager at the University of Oxford said: “The University of Oxford is delighted to co-host this fun and engaging event and is proud to be able to share with the community some achievements on the road to reducing carbon emissions.”

Low Carbon Oxford Week is a city-wide summer festival which uses culture, creativity and community to inspire local people to take action against climate change. A whole range of events, conferences and workshops will be taking place throughout the week. 

*UPDATE* Congratulations to Brite Aliwell from Oxford who won the Treasure Hunt's top prize - a Brompton bike worth £1000. Brite was awarded her prize at a short ceremony on 19 August at the Headington Campus. Brite answered all of the questions correctly at each of the 12 treasure hunt locations.

Find out more on Oxford Brookes’ environmental initiatives on the sustainability webpages.