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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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Over 500 reusable masks made for our UC whānau

Over 500 reusable face masks made, and counting!

Over the past three weeks, the Student Volunteer Army and the UC Sustainability Office have worked with over 100 incredible staff and student volunteers to make reusable face masks accessible for our UC community.

From donations of time, materials and sewing machines to mahi from students in CHCH101, and even a guest visit from VC Professor Cheryl de la Rey – we’re so grateful for all the support we’ve received for this project.

The masks have been distributed to the support service teams on campus. If you’re in need of a mask and haven’t yet received one please contact Student Care.

The formal organised mask making workshops are coming to an end this week. However, if you’d like to still contribute to this project we’d love support with making masks from home – all materials provided! If you’re able to make some masks at home please contact the Sustainability Office on sustainability@canterbury.ac.nz.

Me mahi tahi tātou mo te oranga o te katoa – working together as one for the well-being of everyone.

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Telephone scam alert

UC has become aware that an old telephone scam has started up again, where the caller impersonates the Chinese government, tells the victim they are under investigation by Chinese officials and requests money.  

If you receive a phone call that you think might be a scam, don’t share any personal details, send any documents that confirm your identity or call any telephone numbers that the caller gives you. Hang up immediately.

Anyone who believes they are a scam victim should immediately report it to their bank and local Police. Students can also contact the Student Care team for support and advice.

Phone: 369 3388
Email: studentcare@canterbury.ac.nz
Visit: Level 1, Forestry Building

Tips for spotting telephone and online scams
Visit the Netsafe website for more guidance on how to spot a scam.