Students’ Union launches Wasted Week

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Pictured (Left To Right): Vickie Popoola, Imogen O’Flaherty Falconer, Joe Mee, Sai Gujulla and Malena Thren

University of Galway Students’ Union has launched its Wasted Week which will run from 7 to 11 November.

The week will look at environmental issues such as food waste, recycling, sustainable transport, litter and fast fashion.

The Union is collaborating with a number of groups from the University of Galway and Galway City to highlight these issues throughout the week. 

An Mheitheal Rothar (Galway’s Community Bike Workshop) will be running a free bike clinic where students can get their bikes checked. Galway City Council will be hosting a Q&A event on Wednesday and giving away free food waste bins.

On Friday students will be doing one of their monthly clean-ups to make Galway a cleaner, greener place. 

Students’ Union President Sai Gujulla said they are delighted to be hosting their first Wasted Week to encourage students to become more sustainable and environmentally conscious.

“Many of our students cycle to campus so it’s great to partner with An Mheitheal Rothar to make sure they will be safe on the roads this Winter as they make sustainable transport choices,” he said.

Students’ Union Environmental and Sustainability Officer Malena Thren added: “It’s fantastic to have the support of so many of our own student societies and Galway City Council for Wasted week.

“University of Galway students are very climate conscious and want to play their part in making Galway and the world a better place for us all.”