Green Week

Monday, 14 October 2019 — Friday, 18 October 2019

What is Green Week?

UON's award winning Green Week is back this year to once again turn the spotlight on sustainability.

Students at Callaghan, NeW Space, Central Coast and Sydney can expect an exciting week of events and environmentally friendly initiatives that will help you understand how you can make a difference!

Why not also try the plastic free challenge during Green Week? Approximately 8 million tons of plastic pollution find their way into our oceans every year and we are encouraging everyone to take on the challenge and share your progress and tips on how you are reducing your plastic use. Make sure you use the hashtag #plasticfreeuon.

Selection of Events

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

Monday 14 October

Start your own garden with free Pot a Herbs
12pm, Campus Green (NeW Space)

BBQ Lunch 
12pm, Campus Green (NeW Space)

How to... Basic Bike Maintenance (and win a toolkit!)
12pm, Ground Level (NeW Space)

Boomerang Bags Workshop
12pm-2pm, IRC107 (MakerSpace Ourimbah)
Learn how to create your own tote bag (Boomerang Bag).
Every bag counts as an opportunity to connect and keep spreading the message of reusing!

Tuesday 15 October

Bush Regeneration Project
12pm-1pm, Ourimbah
Enhance biodiversity and abundance by planting native species at Ourimbah. In consultation with Dr Anita Chalmers (plant ecologist/botanist within the School of Environmental and Life Sciences) and the Community Environment Network, learn about the importance of bush regeneration and how to offset your own personal carbon output.

BBQ Lunch 
12pm-1.30pm, Auchmuty

E-Waste Collection
11.30am-1.30pm, Outside Hunter

Sustainable Swap Market (with NUSA)
11am-2pm, Park on the Hill

Wednesday 16 October

E-Waste Collection
11.30am-1.30pm, Auchmuty Courtyard

How to... Plastic Alternatives
12pm-1pm, Hunter Cafe

Wildlife Spotlighting on Campus (with NUSEC)
Departing from 7.30pm from Auchmuty Courtyard

Thursday 17 October

How to... Edible Bugs
12pm-1pm, NeW Space

E-Waste Collection
11.30am-1.30pm, Auchmuty Courtyard

Community Garden Day (including free food, plants, and stalls)
11.30am-1.30pm, Oval 4

Bush Regeneration Planting (with NUSEC)
9.30am-11am, Meet in the Hunter Courtyard

Sustainability Expo
11am-1pm, Ourimbah
Local environmental organisations will be showcasing their work and chatting about their projects.

Friday 18 October

How to... Edible Bugs
12pm-1pm, Sydney

Start your own garden with free Pot a Herbs
1pm-1.30pm, Sydney