Various environmentally-themed events run throughout the year to engage our campus population in sustainability initiatives.
Sustainable Event Guide
The events industry is the second largest producer of waste in the world, after the construction industry. (Think about it - all the conferences, seminars, parties, weddings, concerts that go on daily across the globe - they all produce huge amounts of waste). To make any size event more sustainable, see the sustainable events guidelines.
Freshers’ Week is the first opportunity that new students have to get plugged into environmentally-minded groups (like EnviroSoc, Young Greens, Vegan Soc, Botanical Soc, ZooSoc and the Joly Geological Soc) and sustainability initiatives on campus. Various societies have environmentally-focused events and themes during Freshers’ Week.
Green Day was started off in 2015, and occurs annually in October, to kick-start the year with some environmental activities and information. The day highlights activities which are already embedded at Trinity (such as recycling, energy conservation and resource efficiency) and usually involves news about student-led campaigns.
Green Week has been running since 2003, and involves a whole week of environmentally-themed events to thrill, delight and amaze students and staff alike.
Earth Hour is observed annually in March at Trinity, and is a worldwide movement organized by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). The event is held annually to encourage individuals, communities, and businesses to turn off non-essential electric lights for one hour, from 8:30pm to 9:30p.m. as a symbol of commitment to the planet. It was started as a lights-off event in Sydney, Australia, in 2007. Since then, it has grown to engage more than 7,000 cities and towns across >170 countries.