Friday, 6 November 2009

University 'Green Week' Comes To Close

A prize-giving ceremony today marks the end of Reading University's 'Green Week', which the University hopes will raise the profile of environmental issues facing the country and the local community.

A series of events organised by the University started with a pledge by the Universtity Vice-Chancellor to halve its landfill waste by August 2012 and make 20% reductions in carbon emissions by 2013.

This was followed by debates and lectures as well as a concert, an exhibition and a tour of the new Hopkins building to highlight the challenges and explain some of the ways in which we can deal with them.

Reading University also reaffirmed it's environmental credentials on its' new 'Clean and Green' web-page - advertising the ethical policies of the intitution and it's status as a premier research facility for environmental sciences.

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