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Sustainability news and events

Farming worms on campus

Tuesday 17 August 2021

Another 10 worm farms have arrived, adding to the pilot of seven on the Dunedin campus.

Travel survey – we heard you

Thursday 3 June 2021

While Otago staff and students are increasingly walking, cycling, and using public transport or electric vehicles, a rising number of staff are also commuting alone in a vehicle, according to initial results from our University-wide travel survey.

Helping us become a zero hero

Monday 24 May 2021

“If you can’t make a living as a writer, you might as well try and save the world – it’s a pretty good plan B,” Craig Cliff says, with a gentle smile.

Aiming for zero

Tuesday 18 May 2021

Getting the University to zero carbon by 2030 includes tackling five main contributors that produce about 75 per cent of emissions.

Students take on possum proliferation

Tuesday 22 September 2020

Hearing raucous possums at night and coming face-to-face with them in the bush between Aquinas College buildings has led to students volunteering to trap the pest, with City Sanctuary.

New approach to recycling

Thursday 3 September 2020

A first reverse vending machine for recycling cans and plastic bottles – believed to be New Zealand’s first – is dispensing discount vouchers on our Dunedin campus in a joint campaign with drinks manufacturer Frucor Suntory, to encourage recycling.

e-bike incentives – attractive active transport

Friday 28 August 2020

Discounted e-bikes are on offer for all University staff – and an e-bike storage hub with charging points, a repair station and tools will be created on Dunedin’s central campus, with co-funding from the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (ECCA).

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