Sustainability Festival Logo with info graphic of white leaves on green background

Monday 1st November to Friday 5th November

Sustainability improves our society and makes the world a better place for us and future generations while protecting natural habitats and resources, and it underpins our values at Edge Hill.

We are running a new Sustainability Festival, from Monday 1st November to Friday 5th November – coinciding with the first week of the COP26 Climate Summit the UK is hosting in Glasgow – to promote and celebrate sustainability in all its various forms, bringing together students, staff, organisations and the wider community in engaging, interactive and inspiring ways.

The Festival is organised across six activity themes – Community, Tours, Performances, Talks, Food-Drink-Shopping and Competitions – and each of the five days will have a theme, such as Move it Monday.

We encourage everyone to be part of the Festival and look at the world in new ways!

What is sustainability? The capacity for human civilisation and planet Earth’s biosphere to co-exist into the foreseeable future.

‘Join the conversation on social media by using #SustainableEHU

ACTIVITY THEMES – find out the event information for each theme below:

DAY THEMES – click on the images below to find out what is happening on each day of the Festival:

Move It Monday text, info graphic person on a bike with a green background
Together Tuesday text, info graphic hand holding a leaf with a brown background
World Wednesday text, info graphic earth with a dark blue background
Thrifty Thursday text, info graphic 3 recycle arrows with a blue background
Foot print Friday text, info graphic foot with a green background

FESTIVAL GREEN ZONE – Find out about the Festival’s Green Zone meeting place.

FOOD RESOURCES – find out what the Festival has to say about sustainable eating:

There are plenty of opportunities for you to get involved and be part of the Festival, for example:

  • You may be an Edge Hill University student or staff member interested in volunteering to help run one of our planned activities
  • Alternatively, you may have an idea for organising your own sustainability-related activity that fits with one of the Festival’s themes
  • You could be a local organisation interested in showcasing your sustainability-focused work at the Festival
  • Perhaps you are a member of the general public who would like to come along to our activities events and meet with other people at the Festival. There are no Festival entry fees involved, and almost all activities are free to take part in

If any of the above apply to you then please get in touch. On this and for more details about the Sustainability Festival please contact the lead organiser, Prof Christopher Dent.

There will be various communications on the Festival running from early October up to and during Sustainability Festival week. We hope to see you at the Festival!