This term there are a number of opportunities to engage with sustainability. These all through our sustainability engagement programme Big Impact.
There are opportunities specifically for students; however, the majority are open to all, from staff, students to local community members.
Below you will find opportunities from gardening to swishing.
CARBON LITERACY TRAINING FOR STUDENTS.
Various dates in June. Becoming carbon literate is great way to gain knowledge and enhance your employability skills.
1 June. Exchange old for new and support local charities through our termly swish. Bring one item, and exchange it for another.
BAT WALK & SURVEY AT BIRLEY.
1 June. Join South Lancashire Bat Group for a guided walk around Birley and nearby Hulme to find out more about bats and help us identify some urban species in the local area.
2 June. Carry out a biodiversity survey on campus to survey plants, birds, inverts, moths, bats and more. Working alongside experts from The Environment Partnership, you’ll map the sites and their species.
3 June. Carry out a biodiversity survey on campus to survey plants, birds, inverts, moths, bats and more. Working alongside experts from The Environment Partnership, you’ll map the sites and their species.
8 June. We will be harvesting our lovely plums and cherries, pruning, weeding and installing maggot traps.
TRIP TO A LOCAL RECYCLING CENTRE.
9 June. Join us for a visit to a local Recycling Centre to see how the wonderful world of waste works! Transport is provided.
15 June. Oxford Road Corridor’s annual cycle event hosted by Manchester Met. Come along to find out more about cycling and take part in some fun activities, such as folding a Brompton bike in the fastest time!
16 June. Come along to help us revamp & plant up the garden areas in John Dalton, ready for summer.
12 July. With the guidance of Hulme Community Garden Centre, we will be doing some general maintenance of the John Dalton garden, raised-planters and harvesting some of the edible produce.
Check out all our events over the year at www.mmu.ac.uk/bigimpact/events