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Eco Week Thursday 17 September

If you watched the Eco Week Film True Cost you might  be keen to pretty-yourself-up a in a way that avoids big fashion and cosmetic labels … Tomorrow will be your chance to find out how!

12.00–2.00: Make Your Own body products & Op-shop pop up stall (Eco Week 2015)
Join in with this DIY Eco Week workshop and learn how to make your own eco-friendly body products. You don’t just save money but help the planet too! You can shop for some second hand threads at Op Soc’s pop up stall too. Where – Undercroft 101.

OpSoc

Eco Week is just around the corner! 14-18 September

Next week (September 14-18) is Eco Week! Eco Week is a festival of FREE sustainability events brought to you by the UC Sustainability Office, which celebrates and promotes what you can do for the environment, your community and your life.

These events will get you thinking and provide opportunities for you to Make A Difference, both in your own life and in the wider world.

Visit our Eco Week page for a full programme, or scroll down for a few tasters. Each event has a Facebook page for more details.

Monday 14 September

12–2 pm:  Go Bananas for Ecoweek – Free ice creams!!
FREE fair trade banana ice creams in the Undercroft lounge to launch Eco Week!! Yummelicious! Thanks to All Good Bananas!! You guys rock!

12–12.50 pm:  Sustainability at UC and the draft campus master plan

A lunch time presentation by Brian Phillips, Programme Director of UC Capital Works about how sustainability principles could be integrated into the future of UC’s campus through the draft campus master plan. Where: Undercroft 101.

Tuesday 15 September

12:10–12:40: Tiny House Tiny Talk
Tiny houses tickle your fancy? Lucie Ozanne shares her research highlights on tiny houses. Where: Psychology-Sociology 151.

1pm-4pm: Tiny House Open Day
Visit real life tiny houses built by UC students! Places are limited to 22 people and bookings are essential. Contact ecoweek@canterbury.ac.nz to book.

From Christchurch Tiny House Communty

6pm: What if I Eco My Life?
Brought to you by UC student club Kakariki, this is a workshop that challenges the idea that you need to choose between a great life and saving the planet.  Where: The Living Room

Wednesday 16 September

12 pm : Climate Kilometre Grand Parade
Do your #ClimateKilometre en masse with Generation Zero, to raise awareness about the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris this November. The Grand Parade will feature electric cars, crazy bikes, colourful costumes, and whatever modes of zero carbon transport you like – be creative! Bikes, skateboards, scooters and rollerblades welcome.

Meet at 12pm by C Block lawn to get kitted out, the parade starts at 12.30pm. Treats and talks in the Undercroft lounge  from 1pm onwards.

5.30–7.30 pm:  Eco Week Documentary: The True Cost
This year we are screening the ground-breaking and harrowing documentary “The True Cost”. This recently released documentary film pulls back the curtain on the untold story of fashion and asks, who really pays the price for our clothing? Where: The Undercroft 101

The True Cost

Thursday 17 September

12.00–2.00: Make Your Own body products & Op-shop pop up stall (Eco Week 2015)
Join in with this DIY Eco Week workshop and learn how to make your own eco-friendly body products. You don’t just save money but help the planet too! Shop for some second hand threads at Op Soc’s pop up stall. Where – Undercroft 101.

Friday 18 September

12.00-1.00 pm: Fermented Friday for Foodies
Find out why fermented foods are eco-chic power foods! Taste a sample of fermented goods (yoghurt, kombucha, sauerkraut, and sour dough bread) and nip home with a few recipes to try. Where: The Living Room.

All Week!

11am-1pm:  EWB Paint By Numbers Mural Fundraiser For Gift Of Light
This event is run by the fabulous student club Engineers Without Borders. Pay a koha and help paint a shipping-container-sized, sustainability-themed mural to raise funds for the ‘Gift of Light’ program in rural Cambodia. Run by Beekeeper Global, this program focuses on implementing solar powered systems which provide a safe, clean and reliable alternative to kerosene lamps and car batteries. 

Keep in touch via our Facebook page. Look under our Events tab to find all eco week events!

Coming up: UC Eco Week 2015!

Winter in Christchurch can sometimes feel endless…But don’t despair…after the 21 June the days are getting longer and in September we present UC Eco Week to bring some (sustainable) sparkle back into your life!

Eco Week is a festival of sustainability-focused events, which celebrate and promote what you can do for the environment, your community and your life. Eco Week will run from 14-18 September and we’re currently working on bringing you inspiring, fun and educational events that will not only get you thinking but provide opportunities to Make A Difference, both in your own life and in the wider world.

Think: free Fair Trade icecreams, tiny house open home on campus, the grand climate kilometer parade, an OpSoc Ball, a thought provoking fashion doco (True Cost), make your own body products and fermenting workshops, op shopping at UC, and much much more. Keep in touch via our Facebook page and check our website regularly.

Volunteers have played an important role in past Eco Weeks, adding extra sparkle, interest and life to the week.

If you have a couple of hours on any of the days in Eco Week you’ll make a real difference in lots of different ways. Contact Katie Nimmo (katie.nimmo@canterbury.ac.nz) or on 364 2025 if you are keen.