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

Important update: Based on the recent Covid restrictions, this year's Sustainability Week will be entirely online. Those events that cannot be transitioned to an online format will be postponed. Keep an eye on our social media channels, and our website for updates! (last updated Wednesday 25 August).

Contacts

Cassidy Mogg

UQ Preloved Stall

8 September 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.

UQ Veg Society Potluck Picnic

3 September 2021 12:00pm1:00pm
Join the UQ Veg Society for a fresh and delicious Potluck Picnic! 

Herston Pot Painting

25 August 2021 11:30am1:00pm
Who's to say our leafy friends can't have a groovy house?! Come along to UQ Life's Sustainability themed Herston Hangouts for some Pot Painting

Beeswax Food Wraps

25 August 2021 10:00am2:00pm
Learn how to make your very own beeswax food wrap, perfect for wrapping bowls, fruit, cheese, bread and veggies! See ya later plastic cling wrap!

Gatton Pot Painting

25 August 2021 10:00am2:00pm
Join us for UQ Life's Sustainability themed Gatton Chill for some Pot Painting!

Sustainable Pantry-Vigilante

20 August 2021 5:00pm
Check out our tips for auditing your diet to see how sustainable you are. Share your sustainable diet tips with your friends, family and housemates!

Heron Island Research Station Virtual Tour

20 August 2021 4:00pm
Enjoy a virtual tour of the world-class marine station on the Great Barrier Reef.

DIY: Having Fun with Sustainability

20 August 2021 8:00am
Think about what sustainability means to you, how you can foster curiosity around it, and have fun in the process of integrating what you learn into your life!
Organic, dirty, fresh carrots

Fresh Food Friday

20 August 2021 6:00am
Fresh food grown the way nature intended, is good for you and the environment.

Climate Conversations: SUN Webinar

19 August 2021 6:00pm7:30pm
Join the Sustainable Universities Network (SUN) for this fascinating webinar that brings together experts in climate communication from various universities.

Micro-mobility Flexibility

19 August 2021 5:00pm
Learn about the different green transport options available to you and an easy may to use them!

Online Mindfulness Session

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

Virtual Sustainability Walk Tour

19 August 2021 1:00pm2:00pm
Join our virtual tour to learn about the native plants and animals and various sustainability highlights on our St Lucia campus!

Sustainability Walk Campus Tour

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

Micro-mobility on Campus

19 August 2021 11:00am12:30pm
Join Bicycle Queensland (BQ) for an introduction to micro-mobility and simple bike maintenance to help us become more comfortable and confident moving around campus.

DIY: Greening your Transport

19 August 2021 8:00am
Whether it's public transport, walking, cycling or making the most of a micro-mobility device, check out the different ways you can travel with fewer emissions.

Green transport Thursday

19 August 2021 6:00am
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.

'Healing Country' through Indigenous Knowledges

18 August 2021 5:00pm
With this year's official NAIDOC theme being 'Heal Country', we need to continue to seek greater protections for land, water, sacred sites and cultural heritage from exploitation, desecration, and destruction. Indigenous knowledges are key to this.

Caring for Country with Future Dreaming

18 August 2021 3:00pm4:00pm
Join UQ Sustainability, the Australian Earth Laws Alliance (AELA), and Future Dreaming Australia for this fascinating webinar!

Reusable Face Mask Online Workshop

18 August 2021 12:00pm1:00pm
Learn how to make your own face mask in this online workshop! Ditch those disposable facemasks and rock your own groovy facemask down the street!
"Repair Café" logo

UQ Repair Café

Cancelled
18 August 2021 11:00am1:00pm
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

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

DIY: Greening your Water and Energy at Home

18 August 2021 8:00am
Check out these DIY tips to make your water and energy use more sustainable (and cheaper!) at home and at work.
Green building with vertical garden

Sustainable Living Wednesday

18 August 2021 6:00am
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.

Zero-waste Challenge

17 August 2021 5:00pm
Try these tips, from the mason jar challenge to composting, to work towards living a life with as little waste as possible.

Recycle Right with GAP

17 August 2021 3:00pm4:00pm
Come along to this online workshop and learn all the do's and don'ts of being an expert 'recycler'!

Warwick Solar Farm Virtual Tour

17 August 2021 1:00pm2:00pm
Learn about UQ's award winning Warwick Solar Farm.

Sustainable Fashion Workshop

17 August 2021 10:00am11:00am
Join the sustainable fashion movement by making do with what you already have, through proper care and simple repair techniques.

DIY: Understanding your Waste

17 August 2021 8:00am
Refuse, reduce, reuse, repair, re-gift, recycle, recover... get familiar with your waste!
"Trash"

Trash-free Tuesday

17 August 2021 6:00am
Cut down on today’s waste and keep all of the single-use plastic generated in a small container or jar.

Dine Below the Line Dinner Party

16 August 2021 5:00pm
Host a dinner party with a difference! Give your friends a taste of the Live Below the Line challenge by cooking them a meal worth $2 a head and raise awareness and funds to combat extreme poverty.
Zoom call on laptop screen

Green Ambassador Program Forum

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

Sustainability Walk Campus Tour

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

Meat-free Monday Food Trucks

Cancelled
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!!

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.

#iSustain... Tell your Sustainability Story

16 August 2021 8:00am27 August 2021 5:15pm
What does sustainability mean to you? Share your Sustainability Story!

DIY: Sustainable Food - From Farm to Fork

16 August 2021 8:00am
For most people, their food choices are the single biggest contributor to their personal carbon footprint. Learn more about supporting sustainable food production and consumption!
Person doing yoga pose on grass

Free Outdoor Yoga with UQ Sport

Cancelled
16 August 2021 7:30am
Start your week right and join UQ Sport for a free session of outdoor yoga.
Bowl of salad, fruit and veg

Meat-free Monday

16 August 2021 6:00am
Kick off Sustainability Week by enjoying a meat-free day.

Student Green Fund

16 August 2021 12:00am20 August 2021 11:45am
Find out more about gaining funding for a project that improves UQ's sustainability performance!

Clean Up Australia Plog-a-thon

16 August 2021 12:00am20 August 2021 11:45pm
Socially responsible, physically distant exercise that leads to a cleaner environment and community - what’s not to love?

Reuse & Recycling Station

16 August 2021 12:00am20 August 2021 11:45am
Drop off those hard-to-recycle household items at the Reuse and Recycling Station!

Green Labs' Lab Gear Swap

16 August 2021 12:00am20 August 2021 11:30pm
This is the week to give away your unwanted, non-hazardous lab consumables and equipment. 
Poster for SDGs

GAP's "A Day in the Life" SDG Photo Competition

16 August 2021 12:00am27 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!