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Green Your Scene

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Help make positive changes at the University and be part of something more this year with Green Your Scene

Get amongst it and become part of the collective impact.

Green Your Scene enables teams to creatively and proactively take on actions towards sustainability across six themes:

How it works

Joining Green Your Scene is as simple as forming or joining a team in either a college or workplace and then registering below.

People working, studying or living in the same area get to work together to create positive change. These actions support the success of the University’s sustainability journey as we reduce our impact and drive positive change at all levels.

What’s involved?

Green Your Scene is designed to support new ways of embedding sustainable practices into your space using the Impact Guide as a tool. This tool supports teams to collectively impact sustainable progress within their workplace, college, kitchen or food outlet, while having a bit of fun along the way.

Team’s also get recognised for their efforts with the Green Your Scene annual awards. To earn an award, teams complete actions across six themes: engagement, resource use, well-being, energy, travel, and leadership and innovation. Throughout the year, teams can request support from the Sustainability Office for any help they may need.

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What you can expect

Green Your Scene requires a fair amount of team motivation. Teams succeed in this programme when they are equally passionate and determined to complete the actions at hand.

Consider whether you and your team members are prepared for this commitment before you register your team, as the programme is designed to allow teams to get stuck into the actions without needing support.

The Sustainability Office are here to help; however, you should be prepared to dedicate time and effort to the programme in order to be successful in the award levels.

Impact guides and resources

Workplace (PDF)

Colleges (PDF)

Kitchens (PDF)

Food outlets (PDF)

Sustainable Events Guide (PDF)

Bin labels (PDF)

Switch prompts (PDF)

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) booklet (PDF)

Sustainable Strategic Framework (PDF)

Register your college or workspace team

Green Your Scene registrations are open 8 February and close on Monday 15 March – outside of this time please email us at greenyourscene@otago.ac.nz to find out how you can get involved.

 

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