Cardiff Met Goes Green for Climate Change

​19/02/2014

Vice Chancellor, Professor Antony Chapman with students at
the ‘green-themed’ photo booth

​Cardiff Metropolitan University students celebrated last week's Go Green Week – People and Planet's annual week of action on climate change that takes place in universities, schools and colleges across the UK - with a whole host of eco-friendly events to raise awareness and demand stronger action to tackle climate crisis. Staff and students were encouraged to participate in a range of activities throughout the week, with events taking place across both the Llandaff and Cyncoed campuses.

Organisations including Waste Awareness Wales – encouraging people to 'Love Food and Hate Waste' - Energy Saving Trust and Traveline Cymru were among those involved in an Environmental Exhibition hosted at the Cardiff School of Management, with other activities including a clothes 'swap shop', 'waste not' smoothie making, free charging of mobiles via pedal power and a 'green-themed' photo booth.

Everyone passing through CSM during the week was also encouraged to sign the 'Green Pledge' – committing to at least one change of lifestyle that will have a positive impact on the planet.

Joining in the Go Green Week activities, Vice Chancellor of Cardiff Metropolitan University, Professor Antony Chapman said:

"Staff and students work very hard to make Go Green Week a success and I was happy to be able to lend my support to such an important initiative.

"A lot of fun was had during the week but all to highlight some very important messages regarding the way we treat our planet and it was extremely encouraging to see so many young people taking time to get involved."

Cardiff School of Management work-based learning co-ordinator, David Lloyd added:

"I can only echo the Vice Chancellor's sentiments with a big well done to all those involved in last week's events. Activities to celebrate Go Green Week grow year on year and we receive fantastic support from the students who are fully engaged in helping to raise awareness of the issues at hand."