The Interactive Design Institute will be holding its first “Green Week” from 24th to 30th March 2014. IDI’s Green Week will incorporate Earth Hour, an initiative by the WWF which involves millions of people around the world turning off their lights to demonstrate their support for action on climate change and a more sustainable future.
The aim of IDI’s Green Week is to highlight the advantages of studying online as a means of reducing energy consumption and CO2 emissions. On average, distance learning Higher Education courses involve expending 87% less energy and 85% lower carbon emissions in comparison to full time campus based courses.
“Green Selfie” Competition
Throughout the week we will be running our “Green Selfie” competition. The idea is to snap a picture of yourself incorporating something “green” in the photo. It could be some green rolling hills in the background, a snap of you recycling something or if you are really struggling a picture of you by candle light (as opposed to using electricity)
On Tuesday 25th March we will be planting our very own green week pledge trees outside our offices at Eskmills. In line with the week, we will each think of one way that we can change our behaviours or actions to live a greener life. We will write our pledges on individual labels which will be attached to the tree.
The Interactive Design Institute hope this campaign will encourage people to consider their own lives in terms of sustainability and their understanding of environmental issues. Above all we want to encourage you to appreciate the beautiful, green planet on which we all live.
Keep up to date with upcoming Green Week events on the IDI facebook page.