28th February 2017

Geography Bikes and Bottles


GID held a charity cake sale for The Bren Project on 28th February, raising £40.00 to a well-deserved cause. 

The Bren Project is a charitable organisation based in Chester offering people with learning disabilities and autism the opportunity to experience supportive work placements throughout Cheshire.

Bren Bikes itself is a working bicycle workshop that offers refurbished bicycles for sale at very affordable prices, as well as a professional maintenance and repair service. They also offer an in-house training programme where their beneficiaries are supported on an intensive basis by Bren Bikes supervisors during an 8 week placement aiming to help their beneficiaries develop a wide range of employability skills, whilst improving their confidence and self-esteem.

GID went along to drop off the £40.00 raised to the team and took part in a 2 hour, hands-on, bike maintenance training session all in the aid of promoting their Green Impact campaign of cycling as a specific greening activity the staff need to get involved in more.


From 27th to 31st March the department of Geography and International Development held a Bring Your Own Bottle (BYOB) to Work week campaign. 

The aim was to raise awareness of the usage of plastic bottles and to encourage both staff and students to be more conscientious and to be more ‘waste free’. 

The campaign was situated around making staff and students reuse their water bottles to reduce unnecessary waste. However, GID also won a small NUS Green Impact Micro Grant allowing them to purchase 70 reusable NUS Green Impact bottles to give away for free to staff and students.