The University of Newcastle, Australia

What is Green Week?

Green Week is back for 2020 to once again turn the spotlight on sustainability.

We have an exciting week of events and environmentally-friendly initiatives lined up that will help you positively impact the Earth and your life.

Whether you want to make a reusable mask, plant some trees, or get your hands dirty in our Community Garden, there's something for everyone! Make sure you tag us in your Green Week adventures with #UniNewcastle.

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Selection of Events

Check out what's happening on your campus for Green Week:

Monday 21 September

  • Food organic bins
    All day, Callaghan eating areas
    The University is rolling out a trial of food organic bins throughout the Callaghan campus eating areas. These areas include the Hunter Food Court, Bar on the Hill, and areas across the Shortland Building where any type of food waste is accepted.
    This initiative aligns the University’s Environmental Sustainability 2019-25 plan target of achieving a 70% recycling rate for general solid waste generated across the University by 2021.
  • "How to" Workshop Series 
    12pm-1pm, Hunter Courtyard (Callaghan)
    10 step guide to reducing your impact on the environment 
  • E-Waste, Battery, Ink Collection
    11am -1pm, Auchmuty Courtyard (all week)
  • "How to" Workshop Series
    12.30pm - 1.30pm, Oval 4, Callaghan
    How to be part of a community garden

Tuesday 22 September

  • Community Garden Gala Day
    11.30am - 1.30pm, Oval 4 (Callaghan)
    A fun-filled day of music, planting, giveaways and interesting ways you can get involved in some green initiatives at home, at uni or within your local community.

    Sustainability store
    11.30am - 1.30pm, Oval 4 (Callaghan)
    The Sustainability Store is the place to chat all things green with a member of our Sustainability Team. They will have some sustainable treats to hand out too!
  • "How to" Workshop Series
    12pm - 1pm, Derkenne Courtyard (Callaghan)
    How to reuse disposable coffee cups
  • Looking Ahead Lecture Series with Paul Dastoor (online)
    5.15pm - 6.30pm
    https://bit.ly/2Ze755q

Wednesday 23 September

  • NUspace Green Day
    11.30am - 1.30pm, NUspace
    Keep an eye out  for our Green Week activities at NUspace!
  • Sustainable packaging Free Lunch
    12.30pm - 1.30pm, NUspace
    Our regular free lunch will be run with the aim of reducing our impact on the environment. This will include more sustainable options and less packaging.
  • "How to" Workshop Series
    12pm - 1pm, Ground Level (NUspace)
    How to reuse disposable cups

    Sustainability store (as part of Green Day)
    11.30am - 1.30pm, NUspace
    The Sustainability Store is the place to chat all things green with a member of our Sustainability Team. They will have some sustainable treats to hand out too! 

Thursday 24 September

  • Community Garden Gala Day
    11.30am - 1.30pm, Ourimbah Community Garden
    A fun filled day of music, planting, giveaways and interesting ways you can get involved in some green initiatives at home, at Uni or within your local community.
  • Sustainability Store (as part of the Gala Day)
    11.30am - 1.30pm, Ourimbah Community Garden
    The Sustainability Store is the place to chat all things green with a member of our Sustainability Team. They will have some sustainable treats to hand out too!
  • Bush Regeneration Planting
    11.30am – 1.30pm, Ourimbah Community Garden
    The Regeneration Team will run a tree planting morning as part of Green Week to help with regeneration efforts. Meet at Community Garden next to the library.
  • "How to" Workshop Series
    12pm - 1pm, Ourimbah Community Garden
    How to reuse disposable coffee cups
  • E-Waste, Battery, Ink Collection
    11am - 1pm, Ourimbah Community Garden
  • Documentary Watch Party - A Plastic Ocean
    7pm
    Viewing details coming soon

Friday 25 September

  • Bush Regeneration Planting
    8am - 11am, Callaghan
    The Uni Regeneration Team and NUSEC will run a free tree planting morning to help with regeneration efforts. Meet at the Architecture bridge anytime between 8am – 11am and someone will take you over to meet the regeneration team

More event details coming soon so keep an eye out!