Kia Ora! Whether you’re new to campus, or been here a while, you may not have realised that UC has its very own Sustainability Office!
We are an on-campus hub for people interested in creating positive change. We promote sustainable practices (like sustainable transport, re-usable cups); inform (about recycling and waste minimisation practices, social or environmental issues) and host events (like Bike Breakfasts, Fair Trade Fortnight and Zero Waste Living!).
We work on a whole bunch of interesting and important issues, from healthy waterways to bike stands, sustainable transport to waste; and last year we are proud to announce we became a Fair Trade Accredited University community (you’ll find only Fair Trade coffee at UCSA cafes on campus!). We also work closely with the UC Eco Clubs network and do innovative projects, like UC’s compositing coffee cups trial.
We also run the UC Community Gardens (join in with a working bee, Fridays 1-5 pm) which is our very own organic garden on campus, and run weekly Dr Bike sessions on C Block Lawn (yes, they will do your small bike repairs for free!).
So, you could say we are pretty busy…
You’ll find us on Level 2, in the Facilities Management building. Or, keep an eye out for us at Ori Market on O Day, Summer Start Up, and UCSA’s Clubs Days during O Week ’18. We are easy to spot, usually next to the Eco Clubs Network stalls, so come along and say hi!
We are always keen to hear from you, so if you have an idea, a question, or want to be involved with sustainability on campus – send us an email!