Sustainability Week 2017

From Monday 2 October to Friday 6 October, we celebrated all things sustainability-related. Here is a sample of photographs from the week.

Colourful bunting creates a festive atmosphere at the Sustainability Showcase, a celebratory expo of our contributions to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

The travelling expo of aspirational posters showcasing the research and teaching of 60 academic staff and senior students from across the University, whose endeavours contribute to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.   

The travelling expo included 25 images shortlisted in the 'Showcasing Sustainability through Photography' competition, by judges Associate Professor Megan Jenkinson (Elam) and University photographer, Godfrey Boehnke (Media Productions).  

Staff sample honey from our campus hives, during a bee workshop facilitated by Dr James Cheeseman from Anaesthesiology.

Students and staff explore the Pop Up Clothes Swap in the Fale Pasifika.

PhD candidate Nathaniel Burbery, Maria Baldoni from the Sustainability office, and Judy Keats from the Compost Collective, after a 'Composting at Home and on Campus' workshop.

University energy manager, Russell Baillie (Property Services) shares his passion, experience and knowledge with the group visiting his newly completed environmentally sustainable home. The building has achieved a Homestar-10 rating, the highest possible, from the New Zealand Green Building Council.  

Deodorant made from natural ingredients as part of a workshop run by student club Plastic Diet. 

Organic Mechanic selling kombucha and t-shirts as part of Sustainability Market Day.

Staff visit the Auckland Council stand at Sustainability Market Day and learn about safe cycling and walking and the Sustainable Whanau Challenge. 

Organic Knowledge selling popcorn as part of Sustainability Market Day.

Judy Keats from the Compost Collective and PhD candidate Nathaniel Burbery teach staff and students how to sheet mulch at the Māori Studies Gardens.

DVC (Operations) and Registrar Adrienne Cleland congratulates Law and Science student Gordon Kang, overall winner of the 'Showcasing Sustainability through Photography' Competition. See the winning images, and the full list of winners and finalists here.