UC Sustainability Community

The University of Canterbury Sustainability Community is a network for students, staff and community who share an interest in sustainability.

Check out our upcoming events and make sure you get involved! Keep in touch:
Wordpress blog: https://ucsustainability.wordpress.com/
Instagram: @ucsustain
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Operating as usual

12/03/2024

Wheely good news!

This year, University of Canterbury staff and students helped pedal their way to victory in two of the Aotearoa Bike Challenge categories 🏆

Congratulations on your mahi, UC cyclists! 👏

Love to Ride

We pedalled our way to the top of the local leaderboard 🏆🚲

Throughout February, UC cycled 71,483 kms, saved 7,356kg of CO2, placed third in Aotearoa in the category 2,000+ staff, and won the local Ōtautahi Christchurch 2,000+ staff workplace challenge.

Awesome mahi team! 👏

Photos from UC Community Gardens's post 26/02/2024

We're still dreaming of Friday! 🌻🍕✨☀🌱

Thanks to all those who came along to Te Ngaki o Waiutuutu | Waiutuutu Community Garden's annual Open Day. Special thanks to our wonderful volunteers, and a big welcome to those who visited the garden for the first time.

University of Canterbury

Photos from UC Community Gardens's post 14/02/2024

A busy and beautiful week down at Te Ngaki o Waiutuutu ✨

We're looking forward to seeing new and familiar faces as we get closer to University of Canterbury and UCSA - University of Canterbury Students' Association orientation!

Photos from UC Sustainability Community's post 12/02/2024

Dr. Bike is back for 2024!! 🚲🤸‍♀️ That's FREE bike servicing for students and staff, once a week!

Find Dr. Bike every Thursday on C-Block Lawn, from 12:30-2pm, starting in O-Week (22nd Feb).

Here's a nice photo of last year's Dr. Bike (Jayden) chatting to this year's Dr. Bike (Adam) at the 2023 Bike Breakfast. Adam repairs bikes for RAD Bikes so you know your bike will be in safe hands! 🔧

University of Canterbury UCSA - University of Canterbury Students' Association

08/02/2024

You might have noticed our bins have had a makeover! There are some changes to what's accepted in each waste stream, in line with the standard kerbside recycling Ministry for the Environment rolled out on Feb 1st ♻️

Key changes are:

🍕 Pizza boxes now go in recycling (no pizza or crumbs but oil is fine)

☕ Tea bags, dirty napkins and soiled paper now go in landfill, they are no longer accepted in the organics stream

🔵 Blue compostable packaging bins are no longer available on UC Campus. All compostable packaging must go to landfill (not organics).

If you have any questions ask in the comments. Stay tuned for some low-waste tips!

Christchurch City Council have a great "Bin Good" app to help you too

01/02/2024

Kia ora whānau, the starts today!!! We had an epic lunchtime social ride with University of Canterbury staff and students 🚲🌞

Have you enrolled for the challenge? This year staff AND students (for the first time 🙌) can join UC's team. Head to www.lovetoride.net/nz to register and get encourager points by inviting your friends. Ps. Love to Ride have some pretty sweet prizes up for grabs, including a $3000 getaway to a location of your choice, a Velectrix e-bike and more!

We also have two D-locks to give away. One for staff and one for students who encourage their coworkers/peers to join the Aotearoa Bike Challenge! Simply register and share your link to "invite a friend" and you'll go in the draw 🌟 We'll announce the winners on the 1st of March.

As of 2:30pm Feb 1, UC is top of the leaderboard for Ōtautahi and "Education - University" in Aotearoa, and 2nd in the national leaderboard behind Te Whatu Ora. Help us gain points to move up the leaderboard! 💪

See you on the cycleways! 🚲🚲🚲

Photos from UC Sustainability Community's post 09/01/2024

We’re starting 2024 off right - at UC’s Wildflower Meadow 💐🪻🌼🌾🌸🌷🥹

Full of colour & absolutely teeming with insects, come and check it out between Haere-roa and the Health Centre 🐝

Thanks to the UC Science School of Biological Sciences & UC Grounds for helping bring this project to life 🩷

What can you spot down there?

The meadow is just one project in UC’s Biodiversity Plan 2022-2025, which aims to increase plant and insect biodiversity, increase bird populations, and improve waterway health on campus. Check out our website for more.

University of Canterbury UCSA - University of Canterbury Students' Association UC Community Gardens EnviroSoc - University of Canterbury Environmental Science Society BioSoc UC Women's Wellbeing

Photos from UC Sustainability Community's post 14/12/2023

A year in our māra kai UC Community Gardens 🌻💛 This year we’ve harvested 187kg of produce, 392 people attended the weekly working bees, and 520 attended workshops! We are so glad the UC Community loves Te Ngaki o Waiutuutu as much as we do.

There’s been lots of energy in the garden this year, with workshops on composting, mushroom inoculation, pruning, calendula balm making, and more! Back in March we watched “Living the Change” together, on a balmy Autumn evening with chai tea and dessert pizza to share. The garden has been trapping HQ with many students volunteering with EnviroSoc - University of Canterbury Environmental Science Society and Predator Free Riccarton to make our campus a safe place for native birds to thrive. UC Compost Club launched their composing container return scheme and kept our soil lush. Of course the weekly working bees have also provided lots of smiles, chai tea, hard mahi and knowledge too. Wow!

Are you yet to uncover the magic of the garden? Don’t worry, working bees continue during summer! Friday afternoons, from 1-5pm ✨ Today is the last working bee before Xmas. We'll be back again from Jan 5th 💚

University of Canterbury UCSA - University of Canterbury Students' Association UC Wellbeing

Photos from UC Sustainability Community's post 12/11/2023

Ka pai! Well done students for making it through exams! 🌟 We hope you all have a blissful summer, with lots of time in nature.

Dr. Bike is on holiday too for the summer break - well deserved after 207 bike repairs in 2023! 👏👏 Ngā mihi maioha Jayden and Tom for all your mechanical mahi, keeping UC cyclists riding smoothly ⚙️🔧Has Dr. Bike helped you this year? Share your appreciation below!

Dr. Bike will be back for the start of semester one 2024. Sticking around Ōtautahi over summer? Another FREE community bike repair service you can check out is RAD Bikes. Our local Church Corner Cycles is a great bike shop close to campus too! You'll also find lots of bike pumps and repair stations on campus. Keep pedalling and see you next year! 🚲🚲🚲

31/10/2023

So you’ve heard of Bird of the Year... but what about Bird of the Century? 🦆🦅🦉 To celebrate 100 years of Forest & Bird, some extra manu (birds) have been added to the candidate list for their annual “Bird of the Year” contest. While this special, it also carries sad news by highlighting birds we’ve lost in the last century 😔 There are also 28 critically endangered birds in the lineup. How do we want the next 100 years to look? It’s important we continue conservation, biodiversity restoration and predator control to build a safe habitat for our native birds to recover and thrive 🤎

How can you get involved?

🐧 Help raise awareness by voting for Bird of the Century | Te Manu Rongonui o Te Rautau and telling your friends and whānau! Vote online at https://www.birdoftheyear.org.nz/ before 5pm Nov 12th ✅

💚 Join the action with some local groups like: EnviroSoc - University of Canterbury Environmental Science Society, Predator Free Riccarton, UC Student Volunteer Army, Forest & Bird Youth Christchurch, Eco-Action Nursery Trust, BioSoc and Conservation Volunteers New Zealand.



University of Canterbury UCSA - University of Canterbury Students' Association

Photos from UC Sustainability Community's post 25/10/2023

As quickly as it rolled around, Biketober is nearly over! Don’t worry though, it’ll be out with a bang with TWO massive cycling events this weekend! Hop on your bike and join the:

🚲 Bike Rave 4 Climate, Sat 28th Oct, 7pm from the Mickle Gates in North Hagley Park (or meet by the Beatrice Tinsley Bike Park at 6pm to bike there with us and the UC Climate Action Club). Dress up and bedazzle your bike for a night of fun on two wheels! https://fb.me/e/4LGSNEm0d

🚲 Legendary One-Day Passport Challenge, Sun 29th Oct, 8am-6pm. How many of the passport locations can you pedal past in one day?! There are some epic prizes to be won!

Here are some more special photos from our Bike Breakfast earlier this month. Kia ora Dominic Blissett from Biketober Christchurch for capturing the magic 📸

Spokes Canterbury University of Canterbury UC Wellbeing UCSA - University of Canterbury Students' Association Christchurch City Council 529 Garage Aotearoa Geogsoc - University of Canterbury Geography Society UC Bike UC Human Powered Engineering

Photos from UC Sustainability Community's post 12/10/2023

Good vibes delivered by the Bike Breakfast on Monday morning! 🚲☕🥐 The All Good smoothie bike was whirring, coffee urns steaming and human engines refuelling with FREE baked goods.

The bike energy was next level! We had a diverse collection of bikes along – including a unicycle, recumbent bike, cargo bike (with kids in the front) and a vintage BMX! Thanks to all the humans who came out in full force, with over 200 cyclists swinging by. Christchurch City Council made sure all these bikes are secure with FREE sign-ups for 529 Garage Aotearoa 🔒

Missed out? Don’t worry! Biketober Christchurch has you sorted with another two and a half weeks of cycling festivities! Psst, the “Go By Bike – Coffee and Snack” is on Thu 26th Oct at the Antigua Boat Sheds 👀

Thanks Geogsoc - University of Canterbury Geography Society, UC Human Power and UCSA - University of Canterbury Students' Association for your support! 🌟🚲

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27/08/2023

Ngā mihi nui everyone who came to our Sustainability Mākete last week! 💚 It was beautiful to see so many new connections and cross-pollination between stall holders! 🐝 We hope you learned something about sustainable action happening in Ōtautahi and had an opportunity to support locals who are doing good stuff! We thought we'd share a little snippet to remember the energy of the day 🌻

We were treated to some wonderful live music from Michael Twaites, Rango and Amelia Robertson 🎸🥁

Thanks again to all our vendors who made this event possible!! 🌱 Dr. Bike (free bike servicing & repairs), Mauriora Kombucha, UC Bike, UC Wellbeing (smoothie bike), UC Compost Club, EnviroSoc - University of Canterbury Environmental Science Society, Forest & Bird Youth Christchurch, Predator Free Riccarton, UC Community Gardens with free chai, Toha Kai, Environment Canterbury, Metro Canterbury, Christchurch City Council, UC Climate Action Club, UC Greens, UC Sustainable Design Society, Frankie's Findz, University of Canterbury Library (Te Rua Makerspace and free books), My Thursday Thrift, OpSoc Canterbury, Seaside Vintage New Brighton, Crafts Club Collab, UC Student Volunteer Army with beeswax wrap making, A Roll Above, Embroider with Bee, Floral Burst, The Lockery and Toda Rosita

🚲🧶☕🥬🪱🌏🚌

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Photos from University of Canterbury's post 20/07/2023

Amazing efforts, from an amazing team 👏🏼

It was smiles all round last week as UC staff pitched in for and helped enhance the biodiversity values of Te Rauakaaka Nature Reserve. Environment Canterbury we 💚 you!

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The University of Canterbury Sustainability Community is a network for students, staff and community who share an interest in sustainability, both on and off our campus.

We work on projects around waste minimisation and management, sustainable transport, fair trade, waterways, sustainable living, and we run a community garden on our Ilam campus with weekly working bees.

We would love you to be involved with us! Keep your eyes out for our upcoming events and volunteer opportunities on our page or on our webpage: http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/life/sustainability/

Keep in touch:
Wordpress blog: https://ucsustainability.wordpress.com/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ucsustain/
Newsletter: Sign up through the Facebook sign up button.

Check out our sister page, UC Community Gardens Facebook, here https://www.facebook.com/uccommunitygardens/

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