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Sustainability news and events

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).

Sustainable campuses conference in Dunedin

Tuesday 29 October 2019

An Australasian sustainability conference that focuses on the tertiary sector is being held in Dunedin for the first time, and the University of Otago is a co-host.

Green award winners

Friday 18 October 2019

Otago’s first Green Impact sustainability award winners are doing everything from making compost, bird feeders and beeswax food wraps to using eco-friendly soap, planning to plant fruit trees, screening environmental documentaries and appointing green wardens.

Cycleway – Walk your wheels update

Monday 17 June 2019

New signs and markings for the cycleway on the perimeter of the Dunedin Campus are being designed now, Property Services Division Director Dean Macaulay says.

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