Go Green Salford 2023
Welcome to Go Green Salford 2023!
Between 27/02 - 26/03/2023, we will be working with Salford students, colleagues and local community members to organise four weeks of events, useful content and tips for sustainable living in Salford. Below you can find a list of all of the upcoming events. We're updating these at the moment so keep an eye on this page. Click on the tiles to find more information and sign up.
Lou Chapelle’s artwork Voicing Silence responds to extinction and loss of biodiversity through engagement and co-production with Global Majority groups taking part in creative workshops. The double holographic video installation is presented within a structure inspired by a Thai village house, a place of shelter and protection for spirits of those who inhibited the land before us.
Between 20-22 March 2023, the installation will be open to the public in the New Adelphi building.
Loving Earth Project
The Loving Earth Project involves communities creating textile panels which capture their feelings, concerns and hopes around climate change and its impact on the people and places they love.
The panels have been displayed in many locations within the UK and abroad; a selection of the panels have also been exhibited in Glasgow for COP 26. In March 2023, as part of Go Green Salford, the panels will be displayed at the University of Salford (MediaCityUK campus, main building, ground floor foyer).
Hedgehog Friendly Campus
Hedgehog Friendly Campus is an initiative funded by the British Hedgehog Preservation Society. It aims to turn university campuses into habitats where hedgehogs can safely live and thrive. It’s a chance for our community to come together to make real changes for the local wildlife. It's open to all staff and students, regardless of department, age, level of knowledge or ability.
At the beginning of this year, our university has been awarded the Gold accreditation! We're now working towards the Platinum Award.
Plastic Free UoS
Along with other universities and colleges in Greater Manchester, the University of Salford is working to eradicate avoidable single-use plastics from catering, labs and stationery. The pledge is in support of PlasticFreeGM, the first city-region wide plan to drive down avoidable single-use plastics, established to Greater Manchester.
University of Salford Wildlife Society
The Wildlife Society welcomes students from all backgrounds who share an interest and appreciation for wildlife.
Working alongside Salford Rangers, the University's Environmental Sustainability Team and national wildlife conservation charities, they organize workshops, talks from professionals, survey opportunities and exciting trips. You’ll get the chance to see an array of wildlife including invertebrates, small mammals, reptiles and plants. The society is also a great place to build professional development.
Friends of Peel Park
The Friends of Peel Park group aims to make our beautiful neighbouring park a safe and welcoming place for everyone to visit. They organize regular litter picks, horticultural sessions and other volunteering activities, open to everyone in our local community.