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Bangor creates a buzz with first ever Sustainability Week

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Last week was Sustainability Week at Bangor University. It was a first for the University and a wide range of activities were on offer to students, staff, members of the community and local businesses including a treasure hunt, photo booths, workshops, craft activities, displays, seminars and competitions.  All related to economic, social and environmental sustainability and reminded us that discussing ideas and collaborating is the best way to achieve our ambitions of becoming ‘The Sustainable University’.

Bangor’s Director of Sustainability, and leader of The Sustainability Lab, Dr Einir Young said:

I was encouraged by the discussions throughout the week and to see evidence that considering sustainability and the well-being of future generations is filtering through all aspects of University life and functions. One session highlighted once again the relevance of the University’s research output to each and every one of Wales’ well-being goals and the importance of ensuring that this research is applied to solve local and global challenges. We will be collaborating with the Office of the Future Generations Commissioner to discuss this further.

Wales was not our only focus. We discussed ‘Sustainability Across Continents’ with a lively group of our International Students. It was inspirational to see first-hand accounts of how Bangor University’s approach to sustainability is having direct impact on Universities in Uganda and Nigeria.

I hope that this week’s activities will be a catalyst for growing involvement in The Sustainability Lab’s work.”

The week was organised by The Sustainability Lab in partnership with a number of university departments including Undeb Bangor Students’ Union, Library Services, Human Resources, Treborth Botanic Garden, The Research and Enterprise Office (REO), The Graduate School, and the International Education Centre.

For further information and to get involved with ongoing sustainability events and activities and to contribute ideas to next year’s Bangor Sustainability Week please contact Mair at The Sustainability Lab.


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