Sustainability clubs and societies
There are a number of clubs and societies that people can join to help the sustainability movement.
Amnesty International is a global human rights organisation that mobilises over 7 million people in 150 countries to oppose human rights violations.
Our club works closely with the New Zealand head office to host fun and informative events on campus that engage university students with Amnesty's campaigns. We have movie nights, letter writing sessions, speaker events, bake sales and more.
Engineers Without Borders Auckland Students' Chapter
This group focuses on social change through humanitarian engineering and creating sustainable impact here and abroad. We host a wide range of activities, workshops, design challenges, professional networking events and more, alongside our national chapter’s overseas opportunities.
Oxfam on Campus
Oxfam on Campus is concerned with the social injustices in the world. The group aims to educate and inform students about getting involved in Oxfam through campaigns such as Make Trade Fair and Make Poverty History. Oxfam on Campus is campaigning to make the University a Fair Trade University.
Tzu Chi Collegiate Association of NZ
Through loving and caring for others and the environment, we spread the news of great love and humanity that enriches our life. Activities include rest home visits, tree planting, weeding, and a reading programme with East Tamaki Primary School.
University of Auckland Fair Trade Club
The club aims to raise the profile of fair trade among university students. Among our recent activities, we have teamed-up with Rotoract University of Auckland to plant trees at Motuihe Island, and have held a Fair Trade High Tea and Fair Trade Bake-Off Competition.
Generation Zero on Campus
Generation Zero's overarching goal is for New Zealand to be carbon neutral by 2050 through negotiation with Government (national and local) and social inspiration. The purpose of Generation Zero UoA is to foster leadership development through the coordination of educational and awareness projects about climate change and the importance of voting and making your voice heard in politics.
This youth-led organisation focuses on reducing the impacts and consumption of single-use plastics. Our University of Auckland team runs social and educational events, campaigns and monthly workshops on dealing with plastic related issues, as well as the weekly Waste Watchers initiative in the quad. Sign up to get involved on our website.
Greens on Campus
Greens on Campus raises awareness on campus about political issues (elections, electoral roll), social justice and some environmental issues through stalls, petitions, posters, meetings, video nights and tree plantings.
Medical Students for Global Awareness
The group aims to empower medical students as future doctors to become more involved with local and global humanitarian issues. Our parent organisation is the Nobel Peace Prize laureate IPPNW which has used the strong and non-political voice of doctors to lobby against war and environmental degradation.
United Nations Youth New Zealand
This organisation is run by youth, for youth. It is dedicated to upholding the spirit of the United Nations by raising the awareness, involvement and empowerment of young people in local, national and international spheres.
Auckland Uni Animal Rights Group
This group aims to establish a culture of respect for animals at the University. We organise trips to animal sanctuaries in Northland and Raglan where volunteers feed animals, clean animal homes, weed gardens and carry out other maintenance jobs.
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