Lancashire students go green for good cause

GOING GREEN: The official opening of Green Week with Vice-Chancellor Gerry Kelleher cutting the ribbon
GOING GREEN: The official opening of Green Week with Vice-Chancellor Gerry Kelleher cutting the ribbon
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Students and staff at the University of Central Lancashire have been going green as they took part in an annual campaign to increase environmental awareness.

Green Week, the fifth, was aimed at encouraging the university community to adopt greener lifestyles by becoming more environmentally and ethically aware through a variety of activities.

Campus visitors had a chance to try out free rickshaw rides, visit a pop-up soup kitchen and check out the student built eco car.

Each day had a different theme and over the week, covering sustainable food and travel, waste management and managing water and energy resources.

Clair Challen, UCLan’s environment and sustainability manager, said: “As always Green Week brought loads of fun, free activities to the Preston Campus for everyone to enjoy and learn from at the same time. There was a farmers’ market selling locally sourced goods, a pedal powered smoothie maker for people to try and lots of films and talks taking place throughout the week.

“These are just some of the highlights and we’re delighted with the number of staff and students who have got involved.”

The popular Change Tree is also back for the second year in a row for people to sign up to one of 20 easy environmental pledges at www.dg4b.com/uclan and hang their commitment for change on its branches.