UQ Sustainability Week 2021

Sustainability Week is an opportunity for the UQ community to celebrate and promote sustainability across UQ's campuses and sites. From August 16-20, a range of activities and events are hosted across all areas of the University, including markets, workshops, crafts and DIY, film screenings, specialist presentations, tree plantings, bird watching and garden tours, solar tours, forums and panel discussions, competitions and challenges to inspire sustainable behaviours.

Join us for the fun, check out the full program! Stay up to date by liking UQ Sustainability on Facebook or following us on Instagram


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Student Green Fund

16 August 2021 12:00am
Find out more about gaining funding for a project that improves UQ's sustainability performance!

Reuse & Recycling Station

16 August 2021 12:00am
Drop off those hard-to-recycle household items at the Reuse and Recycling Station!

LabSwap Week

16 August 2021 12:00am20 August 2021 11:30pm
This is the week to give away your unwanted, non-hazardous lab consumables and equipment. 
Bowl of salad, fruit and veg

Meat-free Monday

16 August 2021 6:00am
Kick off Sustainability Week by enjoying a meat-free day.
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Free Outdoor Yoga with UQ Sport

16 August 2021 7:30am
Start your week right and join UQ Sport for a free session of outdoor yoga.
Poster for SDGs

A Day in the Life - SDG edition

16 August 2021 9:00am20 August 2021 5:00pm
Share a photo of something in your life that represents one or more of the United Nations' 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and enter the draw to win some awesome prizes!

UQ Carbon Literacy Program

16 August 2021 9:30am20 August 2021 12:00pm
Sign up as one of the first people in Australia to be part of the UQ Carbon Literacy Program and learn about the impact of everyday activities on climate and the steps we can take to reduce emissions.

Meat-free Monday Food Trucks

16 August 2021 10:00am2:00pm
Enjoy a mini market of delicious vegan options and food trucks to celebrate Meat Free Monday and kick off Sustainability Week. Yum!!

Sustainability Walk Campus Tour

16 August 2021 11:00am12:00pm
Learn about the native plants and animals and various sustainability highlights on our St Lucia campus.

UQ Preloved Stall

16 August 2021 11:00am2:00pm
Swing by the Grassy Knoll on our St Lucia campus, grab a bargain, participate in the circular economy, and learn about the social and environmental impacts of the fashion industry.
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GAP Forum

16 August 2021 2:00pm4:00pm
Join us to learn about sustainability at UQ and discuss ideas of your own.

Trash-free Tuesday

17 August 2021 12:00am
Cut down on today’s waste and keep all of the single-use plastic generated in a small container or jar.

Warwick Solar Farm Virtual Tour

17 August 2021 9:00am9:30am
Learn about UQ's award winning Warwick Solar Farm.

Clothes Mending Workshop

17 August 2021 10:00am12:00pm
Join the sustainable fashion movement by making do with what you already have, through proper care and simple repair techniques.
Green building with vertical garden

Sustainable Living Wednesday

18 August 2021 12:00am
Looking for ways to embrace sustainable living? It can be easy to embrace a lifestyle considerate of natural resources and retain the conveniences of modern living.
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UQ Repair Café

18 August 2021 10:00am2:00pm
Toss it? No way! Bring your broken item that would otherwise go to landfill to UQ's Repair Café to get it fixed by one of our UQ Innovate apprentice fixers.
Father planting tree with son

Campus Kindy Tree Planting

18 August 2021 10:30am11:30am
Campus Kindergarten children and carers will be planting native seedlings to celebrate Sustainability Week.

Green transport Thursday

19 August 2021 12:00am
Grab your walking shoes, bike, GoCard or micro-mobility device and congratulate yourself for using green transport today. If this isn't practical, try to swap part of your journey for green transport, carshare with a friend, or travel in an electric vehicle.

Sustainability Walk Campus Tour

19 August 2021 11:00am12:00pm
Learn about the native plants and animals and various sustainability highlights on our St Lucia campus.

Outdoor Mindfulness Session

19 August 2021 3:00pm3:45pm
Join us for an outdoor mindfulness session amongst nature!

Heron Island Research Station Virtual Tour

19 August 2021 5:00pm6:00pm
Enjoy a virtual tour of the world-class marine station on the Great Barrier Reef.
Organic, dirty, fresh carrots

Fresh Food Friday

20 August 2021 12:00am
Fresh food grown the way nature intended, is good for you and the environment.