University of Tasmania Sustainability Bulletin Issue 6 2019

Sustainability Bulletin

Issue 6 | January - March 2019

The University of Tasmania, Tasmania University Union State Council and Metro Tasmania are working together to encourage students to save money, fight congestion, and travel sustainably by using public transport. Across the state, UTAS students can redeem a free Greencard and $5 bonus fare credit from Metro Tasmania outlets from 18 February to 31 March 2019. The promotion will be offered while stocks last, with between 800 and 1700 students expected to benefit. TUU President Sharifah Syed-Rohan notes the bus is a better transport option for students as they are often cheaper and easier than car travel when expenses like petrol, maintenance and parking are factored in. The University is pleased to support the TUU’s lead in this initiative as part of a broader sustainable transport strategy, which has also involved installing electric bike, motorcycle and car charging stations, cycling infrastructure like secure storage, repair stations and changing facilities and bus stop shelters at all campus stops. The University of Tasmania is committed to support a range of transport options, including active and public transport, available for our staff, students and visitors. Launch of Metro, TUU, UTAS Greencard initiative

Meet the 2019 Sustainability Team

IN THIS ISSUE

UI GreenMetric Results – Top 10%

Student-produced videos show you “How to use a Metro Bus”

Supporting the promotion is a series of six student-produced videos Metro Tasmania commissioned from participants in the UTAS Sustainability Integration Program for Students (SIPS). UTAS students Lexi K’ng and Ngoc Vy Pham produced the “How to Use a Bus” video series and said they hoped the helpful tips and advice would encourage more people, including new and international students, to give the bus a try. For more information about this promotion, timetables, fares, concession entitlements and Greencard, visit www.metrotas.com.au or call 13 22 01. Video Links https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/z- TBCgZovVCgKM3wfNmVMy?domain=youtube.com

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLd- OFTp2bGOQFgHDddBpO1Vy9Nxq7hdQC

Metro Bus videos – student directors (Le K’ng and Ngoc Vy Pham) and student actors

Simple Actions Towards Sustainability

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