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Speeddating Sustainability – Eco Week event 2014

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Speed Dating Sustainability, a new Eco Week event focused on UC staff, was co-hosted by the Community of Practice for Administrators and the Sustainability Office.

Participants were offered ‘tasters’ about what they can do help create a sustainable campus. This included learning about ‘comfort’ bikes for commuter cycling, “Fair Trade Fridays”, the Eco Office programme, and participants had the opportunity to buy a reusable cup or drink bottle.

It looked like everybody took a shine to something, and that at least one or two happy, lifelong matches were made!

Staff demonstrating the different kinds of cycles they ride.

Staff demonstrating the different kinds of cycles they ride.

Lynne de Groot, School Administrator for Biological Sciences won a hamper of Fair Trade goodies, sponsored by Office Max. A very special thanks to everybody who helped to run the event and were wonderful sustainability match-makers; Catherine Woods, Dallas Geddes (CoPA), Jeanette King (comfort bikes), Annette Gillespie (UC Health Centre and Eco Office), and Islay Rackam (Concious Consumers/Fair Trade).



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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