The Big Green Treasure Hunt is back

Friday, 10 June 2016

Big Green Day Out

Oxford Brookes University are once again organising the Big Green Treasure Hunt as part of Low Carbon Oxford Week which takes place between 11 – 19 June

It is just one of many community events taking place in Oxford throughout June - learn more about at www.oxfordinjune.org.

The Big Green Treasure Hunt, spanning the entire month of June, takes participants across the city of Oxford to explore all things sustainable and answer a simple question at each treasure hunt poster location. All those who take part in the Treasure Hunt and correctly answer 10 questions from any of the 20 available locations will be entered into a prize draw to win a Brompton Bike worth £1000. Other prizes include afternoon tea for two at the Ashmolean, annual passes to the Oxford Botanic Gardens, a Powermonkey portable solar charger and a pair of tickets for Countryfile Live.

To get involved in the Big Green Treasure Hunt, download the map and clues from the Low Carbon Oxford Week website.

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.

David Brugman, Environmental Services Manager, Oxford Brookes University

David Brugman, Environmental Services Manager at Oxford Brookes University said: “I am thrilled that after such positive feedback from last year’s Big Green Treasure Hunt, we can offer it again as one of the family-friendly activities of Low Carbon Oxford Week

“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."

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.

The University will be hosting a range of other sustainability events next week, including the annual Athena SWAN Lecture which this year is titled Biodiversity conservation in the 21st century: what plants should we conserve and where? In this lecture, Professor Kathy Willis, Director of Science at the Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew and Professor of Biodiversity at the University of Oxford, will discuss her ongoing research into biodiversity conservation through examining the relationship between long-term vegetation dynamics and environmental change. The lecture will question which plants we should conserve and where, drawing on her breadth of expertise in biodiversity and the processes responsible for ecosystem thresholds and resilience.

The Environmental Information Exchange (EiE) and Oxford City Council, will be holding a breakfast event, Secrets of Workplace Energy Efficiency, on Tuesday 14 June (8.30am – 10.00am) to share how businesses are overcoming the barriers to best practice in energy management. Information about the event and how to register can be found on the EiE website. EiE is a not-for-profit organisation based at Oxford Brookes who provide UK organisations with support to reduce their energy, water and waste.

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

Image: Low Carbon Oxford Week launched with The Big Green Day Out last weekend (Saturday 4 June).