Following the success of last years’ Green Mary Day, the sustainability team will be running another event this year on 22nd September to promote this years’ sustainability engagement activities.
We will be holding a multitude of activities from 10:00am-15:00pm, below are some of the highlights;
Who ever said that nothing in life is free?! We will have sustainable caterers set up outside The Curve so that you can find out about and also sample some delicious sustainable and Fairtrade products. One of our catering suppliers, URBAN eat is also bringing along an inflatable slide in the shape of a BLT!
URBAN eat’s inflatable slide!
To help us to promote sustainable travel, we will have a range of fantastic stands which will include free marking of bicycles by the police, free bike maintenance, a bike lock sale and a bike sale by Recycle Your Cycle. Recycle Your Cycle run bicycle repair workshops within prisons to assist in the rehabilitation of prisoners, the resale of the refurbished bikes then in turn support numerous worthwhile causes. You can find out more about Recycle Your Cycle here. Prices start from just £40 so if you’re looking to start cycling, talk to one of the experts in Library Square!
Free Bike Maintenance at the Mile End Campus
Fun, freebies and facts
As well as the cycle events and free food, Green Mary Day will also be hosting other sustainability related stands from Veolia who will be bringing their baby-bot “R3 Cycler” who will be available for photos throughout the day, the Clean and Green Team from Tower Hamlets Council who will be promoting their volunteering days and informing staff and students about how they can get involved and of course there will be giveaways to help you reduce your environmental impact.
We will also have a stand from Dyson who will be promoting the unique and innovative technologies that are being installed in the Library. Dyson will be running competitions for the chance to win some amazing prizes!
R3 Cycler exploring Green Mary Day in 2015
In addition to all the above, we will be running free tours of the library solar panels and our new Green Mary garden – to book on to the solar panel tour please follow this link.
Launch of our new Green Mary campUS Challenge!
We will be launching our brand new Green Mary campUS challenge at Green Mary Day 2016. The campUS challenge will include a competition between the halls of residences to see who can save the most energy and will also include monthly photo competitions. We have lots of prizes on offer throughout the year so make sure you keep an eye out.
If you come and take a selfie with our Instagram frame on Green Mary Day you could win some fantastic prizes! To find out more about the CampUS Challenge, read our blog…
Have you been to Green Mary Day before or are you planning on attending this year? Let us know, we’d love to see you there!