Sustainability news

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    Leading the charge towards global goals
    18 December 2017
    Empowering University staff to take a lead in creating a more sustainable University and planet was the focus of two recent events.
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    Energy efficiency drive gains power
    30 November 2017
    A number of innovative projects are demonstrating the University’s on-going focus to cut its energy use and, in doing so, reduce its environmental footprint and costs.
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    Week of activities puts spotlight on sustainability
    26 September 2017
    A week of activities is planned to showcase sustainability-related research, teaching, and operations across the University. The week will also provide opportunities for staff and student groups to highlight some of the activities they undertake to promote sustainability.
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    Empowering students to change the world
    24 August 2017
    A student leader at the University of Auckland is helping to empower the next generation to change the world.
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    Membership reinforces University’s green building role
    13 July 2017
    The University of Auckland is home to one of the country’s largest property portfolios and is a hub of property-related learning and research. This means it has a unique role to play in in supporting the sustainable design, construction and operation of buildings.
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    University at heart of pest free ambitions
    29 June 2017
    When Auckland Council convened the first Auckland ‘Pestival’ to promote conservation and a new drive to rid the region of introduced pests, the role of University of Auckland research was to the fore.
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    Teaming up to tackle Auckland’s transport challenges
    19 June 2017
    Transport is a leading economic and social challenge for Auckland and finding solutions will call for collaboration between a wide range of stakeholders.
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    ‘Utopian’ urban vision wins national prize
    01 June 2017
    A ‘utopian’ vision for the future of New Zealand cities has seen an Engineering student team up with likeminded people from diverse disciplines to take out a national competition.
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    Teaching programmes help to raise sustainability awareness
    18 May 2017
    The role staff and students play in building a sustainable future was recognised in the recent Vice-Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence.
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    Project sheds new light on energy savings
    05 May 2017
    A university-wide project is shedding new light on the energy that can be saved through the smart use of facilities.
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    Harnessing the power of networks
    20 April 2017
    Acting more sustainably is a challenge for any individual or organisation, but the power of networks can help them unleash their full potential.
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    New ways of working to reduce use of paper
    05 April 2017
    Large organisations and traditional work processes can be a recipe for the consumption of enormous amounts of paper.
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    Faculty of Science Sustainability Network
    03 April 2017
    The Faculty of Science Sustainability Network aims to facilitate sustainability-oriented initiatives, model sustainable practices and increase the internal and external visibility of sustainability-oriented activities in the Faculty of Science.
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    Green literacy
    03 April 2017
    Kindness toward the environment and sustainable practice in the lab makes coursework more interesting for students enrolled in BIOSCI 102 Plants, Microbes & Society.
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    Summit seeks leaders towards a better future
    23 March 2017
    Creating an organisation that is ready to play a sustainable role in a rapidly changing world calls for leadership right across the team. At the University that means building up a network of key staff and students who are willing and able to stand up and take a lead.
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    University embracing UN Goals
    10 March 2017
    As students and staff settle in to the second week of the academic year, the week also sees a number of events and activities taking place at the University to mark United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Awareness Week.
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    Building a sustainability culture
    24 February 2017
    An important part of building a sustainable organisation is to embed a supportive culture, and this has been the subject of a recent survey of University staff.
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    Staff take up the challenge for healthy, sustainable bikes
    09 February 2017
    Growing numbers of staff across the University are getting on their bikes as part of an Auckland-wide campaign to promote the benefits of pedal power.
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    Composting promises sweet smell of success
    09 December 2016
    A recent trial suggests composting could deliver a step change in the University’s efforts to reduce the amount of waste that goes to landfill.
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    Science Centre builds further on environmental performance
    10 November 2016
    The University’s new Science Centre is a striking addition to the city campus, but beyond the eye-catching exterior lie a range of cutting-edge innovations designed to take sustainable operations to a new level.