Issue 7 | April - May 2019
Sustainability made its presence known at O-week with stalls at the Sandy Bay and Newnham campuses. We shared with students our experiences with sustainability at UTAS, what UTAS does to be sustainable and how they can get involved. NORTH O-Week Wrap-up
Sustainability around UTAS
IN THIS ISSUE
Launch of the Travel Behaviour Survey 2019
about sustainability and UTAS does well or could do better, some examples are presented below: • “I recommend the campus have e-waste facilities” • “add compost bins” • “I think we need to have more conversation with the university about the future of sustainability and act on those discussions” • “promote using public transport, use of keep cups and provide cycles for rent” • “sustainability should be a closed looped system for consumption, but it should also include economic and mental sustainability” • “saving the planet” Special thanks to Doris, Nina and Ella for sharing their passion towards sustainability and helping me with setting up and packing down. Also, palawa kipli for feeding us with some amazing locally and ethically sourced wallaby hot dogs.
(From left to right) Will Plaister, Carmen Primo Perez and Gabrielle Stannus, your friendly Sustainability team at Newnham
Ya pulingina (hello and welcome!) Having just started as the new Sustainability Projects Officer at Newnham, I was very impressed by the warm atmosphere to be found during Orientation Week. We were privileged to be welcomed onto country by staff, students and community from the Riawunna Centre. Our Sustainability display received a great deal of interest, despite having to ‘compete’ with free paella, burgers and ice-cream (yes, there was an ice-cream van!). The SIPS internships and the Metro Greencard offer were very popular. It was encouraging to meet so many new students who are already switched on to sustainability. 2019 is going to be a great year in the north!
By Varunjani Jayaseelan, Sustainability Projects Officer
By Gabrielle Stannus, Sustainability Projects Officer
SOUTH The stalls embodied sustainability by having minimum paper waste, chocolates with compostable wrappers and give away items. This provided a valuable outlet to engage with international and local students on second-hand shopping and sustainable student living. I enjoy having conversations with people and stalls are a good way to do this, we collected feedback on what students think
(From left to right) Nina Hamasaki (volunteer), Varunjani Jayaseelan, Ella Hilder (SIPS Fellow) and Guozi Liang (SIPS Intern)
Simple Actions Towards Sustainability
www.utas.edu.au/sustainability For updates, including Sustainability Committee information, news and events:
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