Welcome to the School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science green impact blog page. It aims to offer tips and advice on how staff can contribute to reducing the School’s carbon impact. For further information on carbon management please visit the University’s environmental website at http://www.qub.ac.uk/carbon.
As part of Green Week, Martin Doherty, Waste Manager from Belfast City Council, will be giving a talk covering the areas of Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. Discussion will also take place regarding the areas of consumerism and circular economy.
Please join us in the Seminar Room, ECIT on Tuesday 12 February at 10.30am. Everybody welcome!
Coffee, tea and refreshments will be available
QUB Green Week is running from 11-15 February, with lots of activities across the University. For further information, please see the QUB schedule of events and follow @greenatqueens on Twitter.
In EEECS and ECIT we will have coffee mornings across the three sites to celebrate Green Week, where you can come along and order some office plants to green our work environments:
- Wednesday 13 February 1030-1230 – ECIT seminar room
- Thursday 14 February 1030-1230 – Ashby 7 floor kitchen
- Friday 15 February 1030-120 – CSB above Foyer
Everyone is welcome to call in for some tea/ coffee, treats, and even some gardening tips!
The RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch takes place at the end of this month, on 26-28 January 2019. It has been running for 40 years, and allows us to see the trends in bird numbers. Anyone interested is welcome to get involved, helping to count what birds you see in your local park or garden. For further information or to get involved, please check out the RSPB website.
As we approach the end of the semester, please support the University’s Big Christmas Switch Off Campaign by switching off all unnecessary equipment before you take off for the holidays! The winning School or Directorate will receive a £250 prize to host a staff event.
Guidance for office staff:
- Unplug non-essential equipment
- Turn off what you can’t unplug
- Switch off all lights – Last one out the door shut off all the lights
- Close all doors, windows and blinds
- Tidy your desk and recycle what you can
- Turn down the heating
- Check for dripping taps
Commuting from ECIT to CSB and back during the weekday? Or want to have a quick cycle during your lunch break? ECIT have fold up bicycles for use by staff and PhD students during working hours. See the poster below for more details.
We are over halfway through recycling week, so please get involved and think about reducing, reusing and recycling the everyday items we use at work and at home.
There is a charity clothes collection for the British Heart Foundation across the University during Recycling week, including collection points at ECIT, and the Ashby foyer.
For more information on QUB recycling week check out further details here and follow @greenatqueens on Twitter.
Queen’s Recycling Week will take place from Monday 19 to Friday 23 November. A full programme of events aimed at increasing awareness of reducing waste and increasing recycling is available here.
Key events taking place throughout the week include:
The British Heart Foundation Clothes Collection
A charity clothes collection will be taking place across the University during Recycling Week. Donated clothes will be given to the British Heart Foundation to support their ground-breaking work. Clothes Donation Stations will be located across the University. Please see here for a list of locations.
Today from 10am to 2.30pm, there will be student bike sales in the QUB Graduate school, in association with Big Loop Bikes, with refurbished bikes from £50. Another step to encourage sustainable travel to and from QUB campus.
Around campus there are lots of natural spaces. In 2015 local residents launched Wildflower Alley, which is a community project that has won awards.
From 1-2pm on Thursday 23 August there will be an informal stroll through the local Wildflower Alley at QUB with the founder of the Wildflower Alley project. If you wish to attend, please see further details here
Wednesday 15 August 2018 is Cycle to Work day in Northern Ireland – for more information see: https://www.cycletoworkday.org/
In EEECS and ECIT we encourage cyclists, both regular commuters and occasional cyclists. In ECIT, two folding bicycles are available for hire, if you are interested to give cycling a go. For further information on cycling and our facilities for cyclists, please see our newsletters, particularly newsletter 13. We welcome any suggestions to improve facilities, please contact any member of the AWARE team.