RGU encourages community to ‘go green’ at eco fair

Green Fair poster webRGU is hosting a ‘Green Fair’ on Tuesday, February 25 to promote sustainability, demonstrating what the university and local organisations are doing to help the environment.

The fair will feature a number of carbon-busting activities for guests to sample including a bicycle that uses pedal power to make smoothies, and an eco-driving simulator which gives people the chance to test their driving skills in an eco-friendly way.

Representatives from RGU’s sustainability groups will be present to talk about the measures which can be put in place to help ease the environmental impact of modern life.

They will be joined by representatives from organisations such as Edinburgh Bicycle Co-operative, Getabout, Aberdeen City Council Recycling and Home Energy Scotland who will also be on hand to provide information. 

Judith Logan, RGU’s Transport Manager, who has organised the fair, said:

“RGU is committed to sustainability and we are working hard to engage with our students and staff in understanding the importance of environmental issues.

“This fair is an opportunity to spread our sustainability message further into the local community, demonstrating not only the measures that we have put in place to reduce the university’s carbon footprint but also the work of other organisations.

“We hope that by coming along to the fair and seeing how simple it can be to make a real difference that people will be encouraged to think about the environment when making lifestyle choices.”

The ‘Green Fair’, which is free to attend and is open to everyone, is taking place in the atrium of RGU’s new Riverside East building from 10am to 3pm. There is no registration required.

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