In late February, the UC Eco Club Network was established, bringing together various eco clubs on campus including Kakariki, DigSoc, GenZero, CUTC (tramping club), Fossil Free UC, VCUC (Veg Club), SVA, Biosoc, GEOGSOC, Engineers without Borders (EWB) and more.
The aim of the network is to improve coordination between UC’s many eco clubs and events, and ultimately increase the number of people taking part in eco activities. The network is also hoping to organise a big eco-event later on in the year – watch this space!
First ECN meeting a success
The formation of the network originated in January this year, with the idea to get more collaboration between eco clubs happening. The first ECN meeting was a success, with close to 20 people attending and UCSA president James Addington stepping in as well. Exciting and important sustainability ideas and concerns were shared (like garden rooftops, reducing foodwaste and plastic pollution, UC building materials and Avon River conservation).