News from the UC Sustainability Office

O Week 2015

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Great crew helping out with the Sustainability Office stall during O day

Great crew helping out with the Sustainability Office stall during O day

It is always such a pleasure to see campus light up with new UC students at the beginning of the year. The Sustainability Office always hosts a stall at International Welcome Day and O Day, and this year we introduced a new initiative called the UC Green Team, where volunteers sign up to help with campus-based sustainability projects as they arise. Over 60 students joined up!

Ploy and Donna Lusby, who helped out on the stall as part of the Green Team, doing a wonderful job of chatting to students.

Ploy and Donna Lusby, who helped out on the stall as part of the Green Team, doing a wonderful job of chatting to students.

We also gave away an Eco prize pack, featuring donations from Eco-Tanka (water bottle) and 4MyEarth (sandwich wrap).

Peter Prize Winner

Peter Prize Winner

Thanks so much to Victora Faalilo, Katie Collier, Michael Galloway, Michael Perry, Alex McNeill, George Moon, Donna Lusby, and Ploy Kitisopakul for helping out at our O week stalls. Michael Perry also painted our green “Eco Club” cones in preparation of UCSA Clubs day.

If you would like to join the Green Team, please contact katie.nimmo@canterbury.ac.nz or call 364 2025. To subscribe to our Green Team list go to http://www.sustain.canterbury.ac.nz/joincommunityform.shtml , and select UC Green Team. We will contact you about other volunteering opportunities.

Curious about Eco clubs? Check it out here http://www.sustain.canterbury.ac.nz/people/clubs.shtml

Anthea Fiolitakis, winner of our Eco prize pack

Anthea Fiolitakis, winner of our Eco prize pack

These two angels fluttered down out of the blue to sign up to the Green Team...... look at those smiles!

These two angels fluttered down out of the blue to sign up to the Green Team…… look at those smiles!

Some of the eye-watering goodness harvested from Okeover Community as part of our Eco Prize pack

Some of the eye-watering goodness harvested from Okeover Community as part of our Eco Prize pack

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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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