Category Archives: Sustainability

Climate Action Week: Get involved!

It’s time to take action! In the lead up to the School Strike for Climate this Friday 27 September, student group UC For Climate (UC4C) are organising a bunch of activities for you to participate in.

Sign Making with UC4C

Come and hang out with UC4C and UC Sustainability as we help you make some awesome signs for the School Strike for Climate! The team are down on C Block Lawn this coming Wednesday 25 September from 11am – 2pm. No equipment required, just come along and show off your inner artist. For more info, see the Facebook event here.

UC March for Climate

UC4C are organising a march from UC’s campus to Cathedral Square to join the wider Christchurch School Strike for Climate. Meet on C Block Lawn at 11am on Friday 27 September to join the march. UCSA will be providing some kai before you head off. Don’t forget to bring your new signs! For more info, see the Facebook event here.

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Bike Fest is BACK!

Spring has finally sprung, and UC Sustainability and UC Bike have teamed up to bring you a cycling event like no other!

Come along to C Block Lawn to enjoy some free kai in the sun and hang out with other cyclists. Maybe you’ll want to make a pedal powered banana smoothie, join a tube changing workshop, or get your bike fixed by Dr Bike? Or maybe you’re feeling a little bit competitive and want to beat your friends on the Rec Centre’s watt bikes, or compete in a mini bike race? We’ve also got heaps of awesome cycling goodies and spot prizes up for grabs!

Our Bike Fest has something for every type of cyclist, so come along and celebrate the joy of riding bikes with us!

What: Bike Fest

When: Monday 7 October, 11am – 1pm

Where: C Block Lawn

What to bring: Yourself, your helmet and/or bike, and a reusable cup for your smoothie!

Check out the Facebook event here for more details, and keep your eyes peeled for more groovy cycling activities to be announced.

This message was bought to you by the UC Sustainability Office. Stay connected and follow us on FacebookInstagram or sign up to our newsletter to stay in the loop about campus sustainability. This event is part of our contribution to Biketober, Christchurch’s annual festival of cycling. For more information, and for the full line-up of cycling events happening in October, check out their website.

 

Edible Campus Walking Tour

Did you know UC is an edible campus?

Join the UC Sustainability team for a lunch-hour adventure as we show you the best spots for finding lemons, limes, feijoa, raspberries, walnuts, figs, pears, plums and more. The best bit? Foraging is free, fun, and everything can be found right on our Ilam campus!

What: Edible Campus Walking Tour

When: Monday 30 September, 12pm – 12.50pm

Where: Meet the team outside Café 1894 at 12pm. The tour will wind around campus, and will finish in Waiutuutu Community Garden at 12.50pm. If you can, stay on and have a cup of fresh herbal tea or have your lunch with us in the garden afterwards.

For more information, and for any event updates, check out the Facebook event here.

See you there!

This message was bought to you by the UC Sustainability Office. Stay connected and follow us on FacebookInstagram or sign up to our newsletter to stay in the loop about campus sustainability. This event is part of our contribution to World Green Campus Day, where we join universities across NZ and Australia to celebrate sustainable practices on campus. For more information, see their website.