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Swap, not shop!

Kinda want to jazz up your wardrobe, but not about that fast fashion life?  Keen on a pair of jeans, but not when a new pair uses 3,781 litres of of water to produce? Or just love a little bit of thrifting?

If it’s a yes to any of the above, you’re in luck! The Sustainability Office is bringing back our Clothes Swap Party next week to help you look your freshest while looking after our planet (and your wallet).

Clothes swaps are fun, easy, free, and rocking second hand threads is the most socially and environmentally responsible fashion statement you can make. Be a part of a circular economy, and give your ‘old’ clothes a new lease on life while taking home some groovy ‘new’ threads of your own!

What: Clothes Swap Party

When: Thursday 24 September, 10am – 12pm

Where: Community Engagement Hub, Rehua 108

See the Facebook event here for all the details on how to participate in the swap, including when and where to drop off your pre-loved items of clothing.

See you next week thrifters!

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What’s next for waste?

 
What’s next for waste?
 
Come hear Green Party MP Eugenie Sage talk waste reduction and the pathway to a more sustainable future with UC Sustainability and UC Greens!
 
Waste is everywhere, and despite our best efforts, it’s almost impossible to live without it. Eugenie has been fighting this problem for years, and knows that the problem isn’t the individual – it’s the system.
 
What: Waste reduction and Q&A with Green MP Eugenie Sage
When: Friday 11th September 12:30PM – 1:30PM
Where: Undercroft 101
 
See the Facebook event here for more information.
 

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Dr Bike is back

Dr Bike is back for Term Four!

Bring your bike down to C Block Lawn every Thursday afternoon until the end of term and get your bike serviced…. for free!

Dr Bike is a free cycle fix-it clinic available to both UC staff and students. This service provides basic cycle maintenance such as tuning brakes, oiling chains and puncture repairs.

You’ll find Tom and Sam on C Block Lawn every Thursday from 1pm – 2.30pm. Come past and say hi, and get your bike ready for summer riding with us!

If you’re interested in seeing how Dr Bike fits into the bigger picture about planning for cyclists at UC, you might like to look at the UC Cycle Plan 2014-2022.

Keep an eye out for these guys on Thursdays!

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