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Plastic Free July is almost here!

We’re gearing up for an entire month of celebrating all things plastic free during the worldwide Plastic Free July Campaign.

Interested in taking part? All you have to do is ‘choose to refuse’ single use plastics for a month (or longer), and you’re automatically an eco-warrior!
Want to get started?

  • Bring a reusable coffee cup to campus, and make the most of the BYO cup discounts on offer
  • Bring your lunch from home and swap out plastic cling film for a reusable beeswax wrap or a container. Or, if you’re buying food on campus, bring a plate or bowl from your office and avoid using that takeaway box!
  • Take your own bags to get your groceries – and don’t forget smaller bags for loose produce
  • Drink loose leaf tea – did you know tea bags contain plastic?
  • Don’t forget your reusable water bottle too!
  • Already got those covered? Why not try some simple swaps at home – like switching your plastic toothbrush to a bamboo one, or giving solid shampoo bars a go!

Want some more help?

We’ve got a whole bunch of plastic free activities planned next month to help you along the way, including a DIY zero waste workshop, student bloggers sharing their experiences about going plastic free on campus, and heaps of awesome plastic free giveaways over on our Facebook page!

Join us for a month (or more) of ditching single use plastics for good!

Keep an eye on our Facebook page during July for event updates and those giveaways – you don’t want to miss them.

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. This is part of our contribution to Plastic Free July, where we encourage our UC community quit single use plastics for the month. For more information and tips, see the Plastic Free July website.

 

On Campus Massage

Port Hills Massage therapy has set up in the Rec Centre to offer staff and students discounted service to help support health and wellness on campus.

 

Tina George is a part time staff member at the Rec Centre and has been a therapist for 13 years. Tina’s idea to bring massage therapy to UC campus is an extension of her home and clinic practice and hopes to provide a service with other therapists in the area.

Our aim is to give UC people and the wider community a place to come not just for great massage therapy but to be able to use the Rec Centre for fitness, fun and general improvement of health. You attend a fun class or do a workout then have a massage and a hot shower before you head home, or start your day.

Regular therapy monthly or quarterly can help with reducing stress, alleviate chronic muscular discomfort (neck, shoulders, lower back) from sitting at desks for hours on end and is one way we can introduce balance back into our bodies and our busy lives.

We have provided an easy booking system to book online through the rec centre web page or at the tablet hub in the hallway.

Prices:

  • $40 30 min
  • $55 for 45 min
  • $70 for 60 min
  • $100 for 90 min

Monday – Saturday: https://www.canterbury.ac.nz/ucreccentre/massage/

Remember to take care of ourselves, mind, body and spirit.

Thank you all and stay warm this winter

Tina
PHMT