Sustainability Office | Tari Toitū te Taiao
The UC Sustainability Office | Tari Toitū te Taiao 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.
The Sustainability Office organises events, communicates pathways for change, promotes sustainability and supports a network of individuals and working groups across campus and wider community. We are a resource for staff, students and the wider community who want to connect with sustainable-minded others and create change in their own lives and spaces.
UC Sustainability Office roles are:
- To help people see how sustainability relates to their area of work, research, studies and their wider lives.
- To act as a catalyst for the University in pursuing its charter intentions regarding sustainability and environmental leadership.
- To foster a culture of people prepared to make a difference in creating socio-ecologically sustainable societies.
- To value, support and recognise people for sustainable efforts and participation.
In 2019, a Sustainability Programme Board was established to oversee the work surrounding the sustainability section in the new University Strategy 2020-2030.
Learn more about the work of the Sustainability Office and the Programme Board here.
Sustainability on Campus
Meeting the needs of the present generation without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.
UC is committed to contributing to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Learn how UC is promoting and supporting Agenda 2030 here.
Biking, walking, bussing or car pooling are more sustainable options compared to driving your own car.
UC is committed to improving biodiversity on campus and have a plan to make it happen. Learn about our targets and actions to improve biodiversity, and ways you can get involved.
Learn about the conservation and restoration work happening for the three waterways flowing through University of Canterbury's Ilam campus.
See the latest sustainability news from the University's teaching, learning, research and other activities.
Find apricots, lemons, feijoas, figs, olives, pears, plums and other foragable food around campus.
UC has been recognised by the Fair Trade Association of Australia and New Zealand as a Fair Trade University.
Reports and documents from UC Sustainability students and staff on various sustainability topics.
The UC Sustainability Office is a hub for individuals and groups interested in promoting sustainable practices within UC and wider community.