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Wanted: Sustainability Social Media Contributors!

 

Consider yourself a bit of a sustainable student? One who is also pretty handy on a phone and keen to share their tips and tricks? The Sustainability Office is on the look-out for volunteer student contributors for their social media channels for 2020, and we’d love to hear from you!

We need some sustainability superstars who are keen to get involved with us, and contribute to regular blogs, pieces in CANTA, and posts on our social media channels. We’re on the lookout for 3 – 4 creative and passionate students to work alongside us throughout the year, and help us engage with our community about the sustainability issues of today.

Sound like a bit of you? Flick our Engagement Coordinator Chloe an email on chloe.wium@canterbury.ac.nz, or slide into our DMs on @ucsustain with a bit of info about yourself, and what your sustainability passions are. We can work together to create a cool communications project – so get in touch.

This work will be eligible for your Co-Curricular Record (and will look epic on your CV!)

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Get hands on with sustainability at UC with Eco Volunteering

Become an Eco Volunteer and help us make a real difference to our campus!

The UC Sustainability Office runs a full year volunteer program for students who are passionate about sustainability – and 2020 is looking to be our biggest year yet!

Currently, the Sustainability Office needs your support with:

  • Sustainability events (like cycling breakfasts, fair trade expos and clothes swaps)
  • Campus projects (like our Cup Library)
  • Green workshops (like zero waste craft-a-noons)
  • We also need support with communications and social media, to help us engage our UC community in the work we are doing.  We’re always on the lookout for social media contributors and bloggers.

By getting involved as an Eco Volunteer, you’ll gain:

  • Hands on experience in the sustainability issues of today – like waste management and education, sustainable transport, climate action and fair trade
  • The opportunity to develop relationships with other sustainability related groups on campus
  • Teamwork and engagement skills
  • A like-minded community
  • And the chance to make a real impact!

Got an idea but not sure where to start? We also offer opportunities for students to work with us to develop an event or project that they are passionate about. Talk to us about how to make this happen!

Eco Volunteers may also be eligible for recognition through UC’s Co-Curricular Record. This is a great way to get your voluntary work recognised formally and included as part of your formal University transcript. Check out all the info on CCR here (it looks epic on your CV!).

Eco Volunteering is a heap of fun, and no matter where you are on your sustainability journey, we will work with you to create an exciting volunteer program for you to get involved in.

Interested?

Why not come along to our first Eco Volunteer Meeting for the year? Come and meet the Sustainability Office and Eco Volunteer Team on Tuesday 25 February, 12pm – 1pm in The Community Engagement Hub, Rehua 108. See the Facebook event for all the details (and so you don’t forget!) here.

Or, sign up here to our volunteering mailing list and we’ll be in touch.

We can’t wait to work with you for an exciting 2020!

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. Any questions about Eco Volunteering? Get in touch with Chloe here.

 

 

 

 

Community Garden Open Day this Friday

Waiutuutu Community Garden is having an Open Day, and you’re invited!

Come and explore UC’s very own beautiful garden, join a composting or seedling workshop, take a tour of the orchard, meet like-minded people and stay for wood fired pizza…. What’s not to love?

Drop by and visit this Friday for an afternoon of garden-goodness!

What: Community Garden Open Day

When: Friday 28 February, 12pm – 1.30pm

Where: Waiutuutu Community Garden – located just off Engineering Road, follow the stream path towards Ilam Fields. Check out the map here if you get lost!

What to bring: Please wear closed toe shoes, and bring a hat and a water bottle.

The Open Day activities (including pizza) will run from 12pm – 1.30pm. Following this, you are invited to stay and join in with our regular Friday garden working bee, which runs until 5pm.

For more information, see the Facebook event here.

Bring your friends, and we’ll see you there!

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