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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.

Introducing the Sustainability Office

ENGS4379_Mailchimp_BNR (2)Did you know that UC has a Sustainability Office? We (that is: Katie, Jane, Matt and myself, Puck) are an on-campus hub for individuals and groups who are interested in creating positive change and promote sustainable practices within the University of Canterbury and in the wider community.

We organise events (Ecoweek is coming up soon with lots of sustainability focused events), communicate pathways for change, and support a network of individuals and working groups across campus and in the wider community.

Our whole team’s pretty passionate about sustainability. Katie coordinates the big sustainability projects throughout UC, Jane looks after the Community Gardens at UC (with a group of students!), Matt is forever finding more and better ways to look after cyclists and handle waste (think worms and composting!), and I look after the communication side of things.
Curious about what we have gotten up to lately? Have a look at this wee video! Wanna get in touch or stay up to date? You can find us on Facebook or on our website – you can also sign up to our newsletter through our Facebook page (just click the sign up button).