Get ready for Go Green Week 2019! A national campaign where students throughout the UK run a week of events on their campuses raising awareness of issues related to environment and climate change.
This year's theme is 'Environmental Justice', so we will be exploring how environmental issues intersect with matters of social justice. The week will provide an inclusive programme of events open to all and offers a fantastic opportunity for interested students to come together to discuss, learn and meet new like-minded people!
What is happening for Go Green Week 2019?
Introducing Environmental Justice
Monday 11 February, 6-8pm, Katie Adie Room (level 1 NUSU)
A talk introducing the topic on Environmental Justice and explaining what is going to happen during Go Green Week 2019. For more information, head to the Facebook event.
“Thank You for the Rain”- Film Screening and Discussion
Tuesday 12 February, 6-8pm, Katie Adie Room (level 1 NUSU)
Come together to watch and then discuss this documentary about a Kenyan farmer reacting to the consequences of climate change on his farm and his community. For more information, head to the Facebook event.
Pont Valley Visit
Wednesday 13 February, 1-4pm, RSVP for meeting place information
Join us for a visit to Pont Valley, a site where a new opencast mine has just started. We will visit the site, talk about the impact of opencast coal mines, and talk to the local campaigners who have been fighting against it for more than 30 years. The day will be followed by a social/pub trip when we get back to share emotions and thoughts on the day and generally have fun :)
We will travel together on the bus from Newcastle city centre. We can cover ticket costs for 10 people, so leave a message here or message Fossil Free Newcastle University to reserve a place!
Interactive Talk on Environmental Justice, with Tanya Wyatt and Rakesh Prashar
Thursday 14 February, 6-8pm, Lounge (Level 1 NUSU)
Tanya is a lecturer and researcher at Northumbria University, interested in green criminology, particularly the illegal wildlife trade and the smuggling and theft of other natural resources. Rakesh is a very active local environmental campaigner and activist, recently involved in the Save Druridge and Divest Parliament campaigns. For more information, head to the Facebook Event.
Strike for the Planet - #Fridayforfuture
Friday 15 February, all day
This will be the first UK-wide youth climate strike, following up from those happening all over the world. We will join the world-wide strikes asking our institutions to take appropriate measures in defence of the environment and us people. For more information and for how to support the strike, head to the Facebook event.
Geordie Uproar - People and Planet North Gathering
16-17 February, The NewBridge Project, Carliol House, Market Street, NE1 6NE
Weekender of workshops and trainings on campaigning, direct action, collective liberation around social justice issues: environment; migrants’ rights and workers’ rights. People and Planet is a student activist organisations campaigning in universities and in society. They are holding their yearly north gathering in Newcastle. For more information and to register your place, head to the Facebook event.