More than 50 activities make up the G-9 Night consortium’s Green Week program
Under the slogan “Ambassadors for the climate”, the institutions that make up Group 9 of Universities organize a Green Week or Green Week from June 5 to 12.
This is an activity prior to the European Night of Researchers and Researchers 2021 that aims to show society the commitment of universities to achieve a more sustainable economy.
On Monday, June 7, the G-9 universities invite the university and non-university community to wear a green garment (shirt, cap, scarf …) as a symbol of their commitment to protect the planet.
The universities of Oviedo, Cantabria, Castilla la Mancha, Extremadura, Illes Balears, Zaragoza, the Basque Country and the Public University of Navarra have joined in a consortium to jointly celebrate the European Night of Researchers 2021, coordinated by the University of Oviedo.
The European Researchers’ Night will be dedicated this year to the European Green Deal. The activities promoted by the G-9 universities will have sustainability and the environment as a common thread with two outstanding dates: a previous event, Green Week, which will take place in June, coinciding with World Environment Day – the 5th June – and World Oceans Day – June 8 – and the main event, which will be held across Europe on September 24.
Conferences, exhibitions, workshops on insects, plants, climate change, environmental awareness, invasive flora marathons, educational walks, yincanas, escape-rooms, scientific monologues, audiovisuals, all the formats of scientific dissemination meet in the Green Week at the service of one goal: to show society how science and researchers help create a sustainable future. More than 50 activities in which planet Earth will be the undisputed protagonist.
All this in a close environment that allows dialogue with researchers, and offering some face-to-face activities complying with the applicable Covid protocols in each case.
The Green Week program The same World Environment Day begins with a series of activities focused on the protection of biodiversity, including a poster contest What will Europe be like in 2050? in which students in non-university education stages can participate.
In addition, on Monday, June 7, the university community of these universities will gather at various points on the different campuses in applause for the protection of the planet. Thus, the universities show their public commitment to the climate and to the design of solutions that facilitate the achievement of the sustainable development objectives, they are “Ambassadors for the climate”. In addition, they invite the university community to wear a green garment (shirt, hat, scarf …) as a symbol of their commitment to protect the planet
The GREEN 9 NIGHT joint project is managed by the respective scientific culture units of the universities that are part of the G-9 Group. It has been awarded within the framework of the H2020 research and innovation program within the framework of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions and in grant agreement No. 101036041.COMPARTE EN TUS REDES SOCIALES CON EL HASHTAG #NIGHTSPAIN