Wasted Week

Wasted Week


Wasted Week | Seachtain Bhruscair

Monday 29th of January | Dé Luain 29 Eanáir

  • 12pm-3pm Recycling table in the SU Síbín in the Library Basement. Call down to the recycling table and pick up a FREE tabletop compost bin thanks to Galway City Council.

Tuesday 30th January | Dé Máirt 30 Eanáir

  • 5pm-7pm Upcycling clothes workshop with Bród Soc in the Large Acoustic Room downstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn. Free event sign up HERE.
  • 7pm-8pm Waste Free Potluck in the Hub. Bring any leftover food you have and we will cook up a feast together!

Wednesday 31st January | Dé Céadaoin 31 Eanáir

  • 1pm Walk the Sustainable Development Goals trail on campus with the Climate Crew. Meet at the Students’ Union Office.
  • 5pm-6pm Breaking down the circular economy workshop with Sinéad Mitchell in The View (John Broderick Room) upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn. Free event sign up HERE.
  • 6.30pm-7.30pm The Myth of Wilderness talk with Climate Activist Saoirse Exton in The O’Flaherty Theatre. More info + free tickets HERE.

Thursday 1st February | Déardaoin 1 Feabhra

  • 5pm-6pm The Impact Waste has on The Climate free talk in Meeting Room 1 + 2 upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn

Friday 2nd February | Dé hAoine 2 Feabhra

  • 2pm Beach Clean Up. Help us make Galway a cleaner, greener place! Meet at the Students’ Union Office and we will walk to Grattan Beach together. Bags, gloves and litter pickers provided. Sign up HERE.

More info from su.environment@universityofgalway.ie


Press Release: Students’ Union Launch Wasted Week 

University of Galway Students’ Union today launched their Wasted Week which will run 29th-2nd February. The week will look at environmental issues such as food waste, recycling, litter and fast fashion. The Union is collaborating with a number of groups from the University of Galway to highlight these issues throughout the week.

There will be an upcycling clothes workshop with Bród Society where students can learn how to give their clothes a new lease of life. A waste free pot luck will see students bringing in their leftovers to cook a zero food waste feast. On Friday students will be doing a beach clean up to make Galway a cleaner, greener place.

Students’ Union President Dean Kenny said: “We are delighted to be hosting our second Wasted Week to encourage our students to become more sustainable and environmentally conscious. Many of our students are turning away from fast fashion so it’s great to be able to show then new ways to upcycle old clothing.”

Students’ Union Environmental and Sustainability Officer Molly Hickey added:

“It’s fantastic to have the support of our student societies 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”

Artice by
Joanna Brophy