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City Green League…Stay Tuned!

January 30th, 2015
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Some years ago, City University committed to sustainability by taking several initiatives and strategies to reduce its carbon footprint. City University jumped from the 55th to the 5th position in the latest rankings of “People and Planet Green League”, and it is now the greenest university in London! All this has been possible also thanks […]

What is Back to the Roots?

January 21st, 2015
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Back to the roots is a project which aims to improve the eating habits within society. How do we aim to achieve this? Rather than planting ornamental plants in schools and parks we will planting fruiting trees such as apples to encourage younger generations and passers-by to appreciate fresh fruit over junk foods. To encourage […]

Green Dragons Celebration

October 29th, 2014
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Last Monday was a very special evening for Green Dragons! Together with celebrating sustainability at City University, in the context of Green City Week, we also celebrated the students or, else, our Green Dragons Leaders, who showed us and keep showing to us how much they care about becoming leaders of change. More than 50 […]

Green City Week is here! #GreenCityWeek2014

October 23rd, 2014
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Green City Week is here showcasing amazing sustainability projects and initiatives! #GreenDragonsLeaders are all over the campus interacting with City students and staff!! Keep an eye out for them! For more information about Green City Week  and our students’ activities, click here.

Waste No More

October 14th, 2014
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During the Fresher’s Fair, I got the chance to talk one to one with new students at City. The idea was to create awareness about the project and also sell the things we had collected. Students bought things like books, hangers to kitchen utensils. Next up we plan to set up a permanent Waste No […]

CITY GREEN MONITOR

October 14th, 2014
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The project is to develop a novel system for monitoring the daily energy consumptions of City’s computer labs. This system is powered by solar energy (other energy sources like vibration, thermal etc., if possible by using the novel energy harvesting technology developed in our research group) based on the advanced wireless sensor network technology (with […]

Smart Sugar Crystals

October 14th, 2014
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Smart Sugar Crystals had a stall during the Freshers’ with the main goal to promote the research in the particular area as well as to raise awareness about sugar consumption amongst students. The number of students that we talked to is around 60 and 34 of them signed up for our newsletter that is coming […]

The Dragon never sleeps!

October 6th, 2014
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  Welcome Week & Fresher’s is now well over but has left us overwhelmed and super excited for the year ahead! We have reached out to more than 3000 students so far and we are still on the move! Remember: The Green Dragon never sleeps so we will be hosting our 2nd and 3rd Sustainability Leaders Workshops on Wednesday […]

Waste No More…in collection mode for the summer!

July 24th, 2014
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Waste No More is currently in collection mode i.e. we have placed boxes in two accommodations (iQ Shoreditch and Helen Graham House) for collection of any left over items by students in these halls. This will  set us up for September’s Freshers’ Fair! At the fair there will be a ‘grand’ Waste No More stall. […]

Green Dragons are flying high!

July 4th, 2014
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  Green Dragons is the first bottom-up sustainability project at City University London and it is attracting more and more attention inside and outside the university community. After being featured on HEFCE’s website in March, Green Dragons recently won the best poster award at the Annual Conference on Education for Sustainable Development held by the […]

PIEL met Green Dragons and Environmental Law was introduced in City University London!

June 16th, 2014
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The PIEL – Green Dragons Leaders with their law background introduced Environmental Law at City University London engaging more than 350 City students and bringing them in contact with their peers from other London Universities and high-calibre speakers. After organizing a very interesting talk for City University students “Why Environmental Law Matters” with Ned Westaway, […]

Meat Free Mondays at City University

April 4th, 2014
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Green Dragons bring Meat Free Mondays at City University! Hema Rai, the Green Dragons Leader of Meat Free Mondays project introduces Meat Free Mondays at City University starting on Monday, the 7th of April. Hema and her team members launched two awareness raising campaigns where they had the chance to talk to more than 200 City students […]

PIEL Conference – Did you get your ticket?

March 10th, 2014
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Interested in environmental law? Want to explore the role of corporations in the environmental crisis? Come to the 8th annual PIEL UK conference for a full day of information, deliberation and discussion. What: “Corporations’ Role in the Environmental Crisis: Problem or Solution?” When: Friday, 11 April 2014 Where: Cass Business School, City University London Tickets: […]

PIEL and City University Vegetable Garden

March 7th, 2014
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PIEL joined City students and staff today who gathered in the University’s vegetable garden and got their hands dirty! Ted, one of PIEL’s team members, raised awareness  about the importance of Environmental Law, while promoting PIEL conference: CORPORATIONS’ ROLE IN THE ENVIRONMENT CRISIS: PROBLEM OR SOLUTION? City University has a very strong Law department, but no Environmental Law modules. […]

Go Green Week

February 9th, 2014
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Go Green Week (10-14 February) is here to showcase Green Dragons Leaders’ projects! It is the best opportunity for them to get their pledges and access their delivery funding! Will they make it this week? Join us on the Main Walkway and pledge for them!

Green Dragons Panel

February 9th, 2014
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The first Green Dragons Panel of the  year was simply exciting! City Green Monitor, Restart, EATRO, PIEL, Meat Free Mondays, Waste No More, Smart Sugar Crystals and Hydrovillage projects got the green light!It was tough, but 8 out of the 9 projects made it! And now get your pledges Green Dragons Leaders!

Green Dragons needs YOU!!

December 3rd, 2013
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Green Dragons is a CULSU project that’s throwing down the gauntlet to all CU students. You can improve sustainability at the University and in the local community by designing and landing your own project idea. There’s no limit to what you can do, if it helps the environment we want to know! We’ve got with funding pots between £500-£5,000 available to help you bring your idea to life.

Project update – What does sustainability mean?

December 3rd, 2013
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This is Marria she wants to unlock the term “sustainability” for City University students and the local community. Tours to sustainability landmarks in London and lectures are just a few of the different ways that Marria plans to raise awareness over sustainability and how it affects economy, the environment and society.

Project update – How can you save water?

December 3rd, 2013
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Meet Fouzia. Fouzia is a Green Dragons Leader. She is currently designing her project on how to save water. Her project involves using grey water for other domestic uses, but also raising awareness around water in the City University and the local community.

Welcome to the Green Dragons Blog!!

December 3rd, 2013
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It wasn’t so long ago that Green Dragons was just an inspired thought that was put to paper and given the nod of approval by the Students’ Green Fund team at the NUS. In fact that was just about four months ago and it’s been all go ever since!