The University of Newcastle, Australia

Green Week is Back in Bloom

Friday, 5 May 2017

UON’s award-winning Green Week is back for 2017 with a raft of exciting events and environmentally-friendly initiatives.

Green Week

From Monday, 8 May, students can expect to see bin information stations highlighting the importance of sorting and separating general waste, green waste, and recyclables.

Monday to Wednesday at Callaghan, Mobile Muster will offer mobile phone drop offs at three locations.

A dedicated e-waste collection station at the rear of the Shortland Building will provide students and staff the means to dispose of potentially harmful electronic waste.

Callaghan students are invited to take advantage of the Bike Hub’s $50 bike deal, and attend workshops including bamboo craft and sustainable cleaning.

Perhaps the most anticipated event of Green Week is a Monday-evening visit from beloved ABC personality and host of Gardening Australia, Costa Georgiadis, who will speak on sustainability at the Godfrey Tanner Bar to what will surely be a packed house.

Tuesday will see the Callaghan Community Garden Party blossom with workshops, food, games and freebies for all.

On Wednesday, the Wollotuka Institute will host a bush tucker planting session where participants can learn about traditional Aboriginal food and its importance to Indigenous culture.

Thursday, students at Ourimbah are invited to contribute to the campus Community Garden and enjoy free food.

On Friday, Green Week comes to Sydney with a sustainable cleaning and coffee cup seedling workshops as well as a stationary power bike and free food.

Finally, UON Green Week wraps up on Saturday, 13 May with Landcare Super Saturday: a cooperation between Landcare, UON’s Tom Farrell Institute, and volunteers.

Visit the UON Green Week 2017 for the full schedule.


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