Tag Archives: Sustainability

Bike Fest is coming!

Come and celebrate spring and all things cycling with us at our Spring Bike Fest!

What: Bike Fest, a cycle celebration! Come and meet other cyclists at UC, plus:
• enjoy a FREE sausage sizzle and beanbags to relax on,
• on-the-spot cycle repairs and DIY workshop sessions thanks to Dr Bike and UC Bike,
• the chance to sign up to our UC Bicycle Users Group (UC BUG) or ask us any questions about joining up to our commuter cycling community (if you haven’t already!)
• make a pedal powered banana smoothie with the famous smoothie bike!
• Learn more about the best cycle ways and routes in the city,
• Pick up your Biketober calendar and passport from us to see even more cycling events and activities during the month of October, and join us as we celebrate Christchurch’s annual festival of cycling,
• Sign up and learn more about some cycling skills and confidence rides we are holding thanks to Connie from Go Cycle Christchurch,
• Plus prizes, competitions and more!

When: Monday 1st October, 12pm – 2pm
Where: C Block Lawn
Who: Anyone with an interest in cycling!
What should I bring? Yourself, your friends and collegues who already cycle, your friends and collegues who would like to start cycling to UC but don’t know where to start, your bike if you’d like it tuned, and a cup for your pedal powered banana smoothie!

For more event details and any updates, please see our Facebook event here. No need to RSVP, however to get an idea of numbers please click ‘attending’ if you’re planning on coming along.

This message was bought to you by the UC Sustainability Office. Stay connected, and be in touch with us!

Follow us on Facebook or Instagram, or check out our website for more information about what we do, and upcoming events.

ot a question or want to know more? Email us at sustainability@canterbury.ac.nz

World Green Campus Day

Join the UC Sustainability Office and dozens of Universities across NZ and Australia as we celebrate World Green Campus Day.

Join a 50 minute tour to find where you can find and forage fruit, nuts and more – for free!

We’ll show you how you can nibble your way round campus, and where to find feijoas, lemons, limes, walnuts, plums, pears, figs and more.

What: Edible Campus Walking Tour

When: Monday 24th September, 12pm – 12.50pm

Where: Meet the Sustainability Office team at the starting point: outside Cafe 1894 at 12pm. The tour will finish in our very own Okeover Community Garden at approx 12.50pm.

See our Edible Campus map for the details of what you can find, and where!

No need to RSVP, just show up and meet us at the starting point. However, to give us an idea of numbers, if you intend to come along we would appreciate you clicking ‘attending’ on our Facebook event here.

Broad beans from UC’s edible garden

This message was bought to you by the UC Sustainability Office. Stay connected, and be in touch with us! Follow us on Facebook or Instagram, or check out our website for more information about what we do, and upcoming events.

Got a question or want to know more? Email us at sustainability@canterbury.ac.nz

Upcoming: UCE Sustainability Challenge, 19-20 April

Do you want to make a difference to our planet, meet new people, and have the opportunity to win cash in the process? The UCE Sustainability Challenge is a two-day challenge running 19-20 April and is open to all tertiary students that are interested in positively contributing to our planet. It is all about innovation around environmental sustainability problems, such as waste and carbon outputs. Whether you’re a first year finance student, a third year political science student or a postgrad engineer, we want you.

We supply all of the information and people you need to get the most out of the experience and you’ll have access to a team of amazing mentors and experts from around the city who can help guide you through the problem and prepare to pitch to the judges. You have the option of entering as a team of 4-5 or you can enter individually and we’ll place you in a team at the challenge launch. Registrations will be accepted as they come in, so register quick!

Registrations close on Tuesday 17 April, 5.00pm.
Find out more and register here>