Posted on 9 February 2020
On Wednesday staff and students teamed up with pupils from Badger Hill Primary School, Archbishop Holgate’s School, Lord Deramore’s School, as well as volunteers from the Badger Hill Residents' Association and the City of York Council to plant the trees across a number of venues.
Now in its fourth year, One Planet Week, which runs from 10 to 16 February, is an annual event to promote awareness, share knowledge and celebrate sustainable actions with staff, students and the wider community. The week is also an opportunity to highlight the University’s sustainably-focused research, with several open lectures scheduled.
This year the focus is on ‘Zero Carbon’: looking at practical ways to reduce carbon emissions to the atmosphere to limit the effect of climate change.
University Vice-Chancellor Professor Charlie Jeffery said: "One of the key tenets of my vision for the University is for sustainability to be part of everything we do, now and in the future. As a society and as a university we need to be bold, and move as quickly as we can to a zero carbon future. I wholeheartedly encourage everyone in the University community to embrace One Planet Week and get involved wherever possible."
This year other One Planet Week activities include:
Many of the activities are open to the public and some lectures are being streamed live online - check eventbrite tickets for details. Streamed lectures will be available with catch up on our sustainability YouTube page.
Anyone interested in attending should check the One Planet Week webpages for details.
One Planet Week runs every year in February to celebrate sustainability research and work completed at the University of York, encouraging further action through workshops, seminars and social events. In previous years the week has focused on zero waste, sustainable materials and local and sustainable food.
The One Planet Living framework was developed by Bioregional and WWF to provide a user friendly approach to tackling the complex issue of sustainability .
One Planet Week launches on the 10 February 2020. Find out more about One Planet Week.