News from the UC Sustainability Office

Annual UC Sustainability Report (April 2015)

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The Sustainability Office has released its annual report for 2014. After a busy year of daily hustle and bustle, it is always satisfying to look back over the year and remind ourselves of our highlights and achievements.

Some indicators remain in a steady state or are exhibiting a negative trend. Of particular concern is a significant increase in waste sent to landfill, and a reduction in the tonnage of co-mingled recycling. So please keep putting things in the right bins, and, if possible, reduce what you throw into the red bins. Other indicators are trending in a positive direction, such as the reduction of green-house gas emissions, and the promising results of the composting trial.

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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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