The UC Sustainability Office is an on-campus hub for individuals and groups interested in how they can create positive change and promote sustainable practices within the University of Canterbury and wider community.
UC is committed to contributing to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Want to get involved?
The Agenda 2030 - ratified in 2015 at the United Nations, is an agenda designed to change the world, and is our best plan to ensuring a better future for all. It is based on 17 Sustainable Development Goals, by using these global goals as a roadmap, we can be the first generation to end extreme poverty, the decisive generation in the battle against climate change and the most determed generation to fight injustice and inequality. But there is much work to be done, and every year counts.
In September 2021, the University of Canterbury and Lincoln University co-hosted the 2021 Aotearoa Virtual SDG Summit, themed 'Collaboration for Systemic Change'. The summit series took the overall theme of 'Pathways to (Urgent) Action' and aimed to take Aotearoa on a journey from an individual understanding of the SDGs to achieving urgent, collective action.
Three online hui in November 2020, March 2021 and June 2021 built momentum towards the 2021 Aotearoa Virtual SDG Summit event. The Summit was fully recorded and is publicly accessible. Watch the recordings and learn more about the Summit here.
Acclaimed Oxford philosopher Professor Sophie Grace Chappell, who is currently an Erskine Fellow at the University of ...
The University of Canterbury Student Volunteer Army (UC SVA) is returning to the Red Zone on Saturday 29 February for ...
Meeting the needs of the present generation without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.
The Okeover and Dovedale community gardens aim to be creative and relaxing places on the University campus. Find out how to get involved.
UC's potable water is sourced from aquifers underneath the city which are fed by water from the Southern Alps.
Biking, walking, bussing or car pooling are more sustainable options compared to driving your own car.
The university context provides opportunities to learn about food that is produced using sustainable practices.
UC has been recognised by the Fair Trade Association of Australia and New Zealand as a Fair Trade University.
The world needs people who have the capacity to create socially and ecologically sustainable societies.
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Find bus stops, bike repair stations, drinking water fountains, Fairtrade cafes, green buildings and community gardens.
The UC Sustainability Office is a hub for individuals and groups interested in promoting sustainable practices within UC and wider community.