Tag Archives: UC Sustainability Office

Free Breakfast for Cyclists!

Do you like bikes? Free vegan danishes? Coffee? Pedal powered banana smoothies? Then you’re gonna love next week…

After being cancelled  in March, the Sustainability Office and UC Bike are excited to be bringing back our most delicious cycling event of the year – the 2020 Bike Breakfast, this time proudly part of Biketober Christchurch. 

Taking part in the Bike Breakfast is easy. All you need to do is ride to campus on Wednesday 7 October, park up your bike in the Beatrice Tinsley bike stands (or, show us your helmet if you parked up elsewhere) and we’ll reward you for your efforts with free coffee and kai on us!

What: Bike Breakfast

When: Wednesday 7 October, 8am – 10am

Where: Beatrice Tinsley Bike Park

What do I need to bring? Yourself, your bike and/or your helmet, and a mug for your coffee, tea or banana smoothie.

For more information and event updates, see the Facebook event here.

This message was brought 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.

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

Sustainability at UC – Your Chance to Comment

Is UC an environmentally and socially sustainable organisation? What would that look like exactly? How important is it to you? What are the barriers to putting sustainability into action at our university? What are the opportunities?

The sustainability team wants to know your views on sustainability at work.

Please complete the UC Student Sustainability Survey by following the link in your UC email before Monday 5 October. All respondents are eligible to enter a draw and be in to win one of 5 x $50 Westfield vouchers!

The survey will help us understand and the measure the extent to which sustainability is embedded in the culture of our university.

The results will be used to target and improve sustainability activities across UC. The results will also allow UC to benchmark ourselves against other universities, in terms of how we are progressing on embedding sustainability into our culture. The same survey has been undertaken in three other New Zealand Aotearoa universities, as well as several in Australia.

The survey will take about 5 minutes to complete. All survey responses are anonymous and no individual respondents will be identified.

For more information about sustainability at UC, see the Sustainability section of the UC website.

For any questions or for more information, please contact Sustainability Advisor Matt Morris: matt.morris@canterbury.ac.nz

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. For more information on sustainability at UC, see our website.

Swap, not shop!

Kinda want to jazz up your wardrobe, but not about that fast fashion life?  Keen on a pair of jeans, but not when a new pair uses 3,781 litres of of water to produce? Or just love a little bit of thrifting?

If it’s a yes to any of the above, you’re in luck! The Sustainability Office is bringing back our Clothes Swap Party next week to help you look your freshest while looking after our planet (and your wallet).

Clothes swaps are fun, easy, free, and rocking second hand threads is the most socially and environmentally responsible fashion statement you can make. Be a part of a circular economy, and give your ‘old’ clothes a new lease on life while taking home some groovy ‘new’ threads of your own!

What: Clothes Swap Party

When: Thursday 24 September, 10am – 12pm

Where: Community Engagement Hub, Rehua 108

See the Facebook event here for all the details on how to participate in the swap, including when and where to drop off your pre-loved items of clothing.

See you next week thrifters!

This message was bought to you by the UC Sustainability Office. Stay connected and follow us on Facebook, Instagram or sign up to our newsletter to stay in the loop about campus sustainability. For more information on sustainability at UC, see our website.