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Sustainable You

Sustainable You - Full Court Press Model

Sustainable You is our Full Court Press model of sustainability which aligns with the Sustainable Development Goal #3: Good Health and Wellbeing and supports the 2040 Vision of the University of Otago. The model is aimed at embedding sustainable practices into our every-day living. Weaving movement into everyday life to enjoy being around. By doing this we change the day, we change the vibe and get back our mojo.

Six players make up the Sustainable You Full Court Press:

Whiti - To be fit

Sustainable You Full Court Press V2

Sustainability cannot be achieved without recognition that movement is good for you. To be whiti is to make a choice towards a balanced lifestyle. Making an effort to schedule active recreation to offset an inactive lifestyle.

Rēhia - To enjoy

Engaging in any form of play including competitive, recreational, individual, team, games, cultural, sporting. This develops lasting relationships and new social skills in a unique Otago setting. Our Inter-College programme endorses whakawhanaukataka/community.

Mana Taurite - To be fair

An environment where all students are recognised in the same playing field; equal status is given regardless of differences. Unipol specialises in never turning anyone away. We play it as we see it in a conscious effort to overcome the barriers of participation.

Kaitiakitanga – To guard

We are the guardians of recreation. Place the mahi upstream by protecting, caring and restoring valuable recreational areas. Examples of these include maintaining the drop-in table tennis arena at the University Link and keeping an active watchful eye over Trotters Gorge Hut.

Whanaungatanga – To belong

Recreation has very powerful kinship ingredients. Strengthening relationships to one another in less formal and fun environments. Bringing flat mates to Group Fitness classes increases their sense of belonging and reduces heating costs. Promoting social interactions by getting the flatting whānau to hit the dance floor.

Pakipaki – To celebrate

To celebrate and encourage others is central to recreation. This drives energy towards recognition and team work. An example of this is finishing a game of social netipōro and clapping for the other team, the referee and not having to wash the bibs.

Green Your Scene

Unipol Recreation Services is committed to supporting and promoting sustainability in our everyday lives. We have a sustainability team that meets regularly to plan actions and advance sustainable practices in our workplace. We are excited to be participating in the University of Otago Green Your Scene Programme as team Sustainable You. Find out how you can get amongst it!