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Ecoweek 2014!

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The Sustainability Office is proud to present Eco Week 2014! ! This time next month our annual Eco Week will be underway. Eco Week (Sept 15-19) is a festival of events celebrating what you can do for the environment, your community and your life. We’ve got LOADS of exciting events lined up. Here’s a taster about the week:

Monday 15 September

Go Bananas for Eco Week: 12-2 pm Undercroft

FREE fair trade banana ice creams in the Undercroft to launch Eco Week!

 

Kakariki Eco Quiz Night: 7pm Bentley’s Bar

Think you know it all? UC Eco Club Kakariki will test your skills in their environmentally themed quiz night. Be in to win at Bentley’s Bar.

 

Tuesday– Wednesday 16-17 September:

Photo Exhibition “What is the real price of bottled water? All day, Undercroft

Matt Goodman, a local photographer/ecowarrior/adventurer who has worked for National Geographic, has taken haunting portraits of UC staff and students to highlight the problem of single-use plastic bottles. Buy a discounted Ecotanka too!

 

Thursday 18 September

Op Shopping in the Undercroft, 12-2pm, Undercroft

OpSoc are selling second hand clothes, and will show you how to bedazzle them. Learn how to make cushions and cheap and cheerful bunting for your next party.

 

7467_275Film Night “North of the Sun” Extreme surfing in the Arctic 7:30-8:15pm, C3

Two surf fanatics spent nine months of an Arctic winter surfing some of the world’s finest surfing waves surrounded by a beautiful austere landscape, which is becoming more and more polluted by marine debris. North of the Sun won the 2013 Banff Mountain Film Festival Grand Prize and People’s Choice Award.

 

UC Eco Club Mashup, 7:00-7:30 pm, C Block Foyer

Here is your opportunity see how many UC clubs are working on sustainability issues. Shop around to find out what tickles your fancy and meet like-minded people! Over $100 worth of spot eco-prizes will be given away.

 

Waste adventures in Antarctica, 8:15 pm, C3

Daniela Liggett, lecturer for Gateway Antarctica will give a short presentation about the fascinating challenges of managing different kinds of waste in one of the most beautiful, pristine places left on earth – Antarctica.

 

Friday 19 September

Food For Students Forum, 12-1pm, The Living Room

A movement is fast growing in Christchurch to make healthy food more accessible to people of all walks of life. We need hear about the key food issues for students. What visions or ideas do students have for food in their communities? FREE LUNCH included!

 

Edible Campus Tour, 1-2pm

Nom nom nom, what is growing on campus? Did you know you can eat acorns and gingko nuts? Tour sites on campus that feature free, fresh food! Finish at UCs very own Okeover community gardens and celebrate with snacks of home-made pizza, sizzling hot out of our wood-fired pizza oven. Meet your tour guides outside 1894 at 1pm.

For more information about Eco Week events, visit http://www.sustain.canterbury.ac.nz/ecoweek/

 

 

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Author: Puck Algera - UC Sustainability Office

Puck worked at the Sustainability Office at the University of Canterbury in New Zealand. As the Sustainability Projects Coordinator, she kept busy with student and staff engagement, providing strategic input and advice and organising sustainability-focused events.

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