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A bit about the UC 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 that are interested in creating positive change and promoting sustainable practices within the University of Canterbury and the wider community.

We organise events; we communicate pathways for change (like, promoting fair trade, sustainable transport, informing staff and students about recycling), and support a network of individuals and working groups across the campus and in the wider community (for instance, we provide input into the campus master plans, and we work closely with the student Eco Clubs). We also do cool projects, like the compositing coffee cups trial for instance, or Dr Bike.ENGS5715_Eco_Week_WordPress_BNR

Our whole team is passionate about sustainability. Jane looks after the Community Gardens at UC (with a group of students), Katie is  focused on waterways, tiny houses and fair trade, Matt is forever finding more and better ways to look after cyclists and handle waste (think worms and composting), and I (Puck) work on different sustainability projects and do the communications side of things.
Want to know more, get involved, or curious about our events? Follow us on Facebook or Instagram, or check out our website. Any questions or ideas you want help with? Email us on: sustainability@canterbury.ac.nz

Don’t forget your entries for the Sustainability Awards!

As part of Eco Week 2016 (September 19-24), the Sustainability Office is holding the Sustainability Awards, celebrating the efforts of our university community to improve the world around us and make UC more sustainable.

These Awards recognise students and staff for work that may otherwise go unnoticed, and also raise the profile of sustainability activities in our community. So if someone you know, or maybe even you, deserves to be celebrated for their work – nominate them now! Nominations are open till 31 August.  Download the form here.

awards logoThe winners will be selected by an independent judging panel made up of sustainability professionals outside of the University, and a representative from the UCSA. And judging from the sponsors of the Sustainability Awards, the prizes will be amazing.

The awards ceremony will be held at the conclusion of our annual UC Eco Week on Friday 23 September 2016, from 5.30pm – 6.30pm in Undercroft 101. The Awards will be presented by the UCSA President James Addington.

This event is part of UC Eco Week 2016, which runs from 19-24 September 2016. UC Eco Week 2016 is a festival of events that celebrate and promote what you can do for the environment, your community and your life. See our webpage for updates on the events or see the event listing here.

This message was brought to you by the UC Sustainability Office. Connect with us through Facebook or Instagram. Or email us: sustainability@canterbury.ac.nz