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On your bike of take a hike!

Glasgow is joining cities across the world to become more cycle and pedestrian friendly.

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The city is moving to replace traffic lined roads with cycle zones, green spaces and a further emphasis on environmentally focused community safety.Join us at one of our Dr Bike sessions on campus this month. We will have a bike mechanic onsite to provide FREE bike maintenance checks and minor repairs on Tuesday 26th October (City campus) and Wednesday 27th October(Riverside campus) from 11.00-14.00.To ensure social distancing, attendance is by appointment only. Please book a drop-off slotandwear a mask when attending your appointment.Pleasebook hereto secure your slot.

Be fantastic, reduce your plastic

Carrying your own fork and spoon helps solve the plastic crisis. Come prepared and make a change for the better.

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Plastic cutlery is everywhere, and most of it can be used only once. Billions of single use forks, knives, and spoons are thrown away each year. Like other plastic items—such as bags and bottles—cutlery can take centuries to break down naturally, giving the plastic waste ample time to work its way into the environment. This affects our ecosystems – becoming entangled with the animals and plants that live in natural habitats - and even enters the food chain.This world is ours and we are all connected across the waves. Don’t underestimate how little steps and conscious changes to our plastic use can make a difference. Let’s break the chain of single use plastics together.Click here to find out more

Fast Fashion

In a world of online shopping, malls and busy high streets, it’s easy to get carried away with a bit of retail therapy, however what you are actually doing is contributing to the climate crisis.

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In a world of online shopping,malls,and busy high streets,it iseasy to get carried away with a bit of retail therapy, however what you aredoingis contributing to the climate crisis.Fashion is the world’s second-largest polluter after the oil industry.Production of fabric is a huge carbon emitter, releasing the equivalent of 1.2 billion tonnes of CO2 into the atmosphere – more than international flights and shipping combined.

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Have you got the bottle?

As part of City of Glasgow College’s long-term commitment to sustainability, the college’s catering outlets and vending machines no longer sell single use plastic bottles.

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Our message is clear, stop buying and using plastic water bottles. Instead, find a nice, reusable bottle.This term why don’t you join us in the “Have you got the bottle “campaign and put an end to single use plastic?Plastic bottles are estimated to require approximately 450 years to decompose in a landfill. We only have one planet, lets act now to save it. Find out more here

Glasvegan

This October, why not choose to consume less meat and make a difference to your diet by becoming a Glasvegan!

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People choose to go vegan for many reasons – in the name of animal welfare, the planet or their own health. Going vegan means you can make a difference to your lifestyle, all the while improving your own health and supporting the environment. Why not make a commitment to try something new this October and opt to #goglasvegan.How to become a vegan guide/basic recipe ideas

Let's do Net Zero

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We’re living in a global climate emergency. Our climate is changing and we’re seeing the impact in Scotland. As we recover from the COVID-19 pandemic we have the chance to take action, combat climate change and work together to reach net zero emissions. Let’s do net zero.

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There’s no doubt that technology has revolutionised the way we live. In many ways, the arrival of innovative household appliances has been a blessing, but it is essential to understand the potential impact of running a home awash with cables, plugs, and flashing lights. If you’re keen to do your bit for the planet, keep an eye on your energy consumption, invest in energy-efficient appliances and only use your appliances when you need to.Click here to find out more

Cup Movement

Reusable coffee cups come in all shapes and sizes nowadays, so why not get one with some sentimental value? In terms of practicality there are even telescopic and foldable cups which can fit in your back pocket.

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Many people think that because coffee cups aren’t plastic that they’re eco-friendly but that’s certainly not the case, in fact when you consider the carbon footprint of mass producing these cups then they are incredibly dangerous to our environment. The cups are also incredibly difficult to recycle and their eventual disposal in a landfill site over the course of a year produces as much carbon dioxide as 33 thousand cars. Join the cup movement here

Bag yourself a keeper!

Small changes can create big difference to our environment.Why not bag yourself a keeper this term...Use a reusable bag!

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Did you know it takes 1,000 years for a plastic bag to degrade in a landfill? Unfortunately, the bags don't break down completely but instead photo-degrade, meaning that they become micro plastics that absorb toxins and continue to pollute the environment.Unfortunately, the bags don't break down completely but instead photo-degrade, meaning that they become micro plastics that absorb toxins and continue to pollute the environment.This term, why not opt to use a reusable bag when coming to college or shopping instead and do your part to reduce waste.Get involved by spreading the message and encourage others to do the same: #bagyourselfakeeper