DIT goes Green for Earth Day

19th April 2012: This Sunday, April 22nd is Earth Day, and it marks the start of the 2012 DIT Green Week.  The DIT Mental Planners Society, supported by a range of groups on campus, have put together a huge range of activities across DIT.  Michael Barry, Chairperson of Mental Planners Society said, “Green Week is about sustainability and is a great way to bring this major issue to real life through social evenings, talks and other events. The Mental Planners thought Green Week would be a good learning opportunity while also being great fun. The week is bound to live up to these expectations and we encourage others to get involved to enjoy the same experience”

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The brochure for Green Week can be found here, but some of the key events are listed below:

Monday, April 23rd

storyGreenWeek2012parking.jpg Park-ing Day.  The Mental Planners will convert parking spots outside DIT into miniature parks.

Recycling competition.  Our recycling champions will be visiting DIT sites giving advice on how to use the recycling bins. There’ll be spot prizes, and the site that sends the least amount of waste to landfill for the week will receive €250 to spend on their student common area, courtesy of Thornton’s Recycling.

Tuesday, April 24th

Film – Gasland.  This controversial and topical film about fracking will be followed by a discussion. Time / venue TBC.

Free bike servicing.  The Spokesman will be doing FREE bike services from 1.00 – 2.30pm in the courtyard area in DIT Aungier Street

Wednesday, April 24th

Bike to College Day.  Lots of freebies and competitions (and possibly buns) for cyclists.

Thursday, April 25th

Free bike servicing.  The Spokesman will be doing FREE bike services from 1.00 – 2.30pm in the courtyard area in DIT Bolton St

Sustainability discussion and social evening.  Night out in the Button Factory – get in free if you’re wearing Green!

There will be lots of other events happening, so keep your eye out for posters.

Brochure

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