Sustainable Cooking Workshop Series - DIY Resources (Recipes & Tips)

29 March 2022 9:00am31 August 2022 11:00pm
Check out this awesome range of resources on sustainability cooking and food. Why not try one of the many recipes or start implementing the 6 tips for reducing food waste and saving money.
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Ventures Industry Challenge in collaboration with OzHarvest

13 July 2022 9:00am18 August 2022 2:00pm
UQ students across all disciplines are encouraged to join our Ventures Industry Challenge.
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DIY Citizen Science: Eco-systems

15 August 2022 8:00am8:00pm
Discover, map and photograph plants you see with iNaturalist's Flora of South East Queensland Project.
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Meat-free Monday

15 August 2022 8:00am6:00pm
Kick off Sustainability Week by enjoying a meat-free day.
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Snap an SDG photo competition (Green Labs and Green Office)

15 August 2022 9:00am5 September 2022 5:00pm
We all know about the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), but how do they apply to us as individuals? Snap a photo of one or more of the SDGs in your day-today life and win a block of fair trade chocolate!
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UQ Transport and Population Survey 2022

15 August 2022 9:00am21 August 2022 5:00pm
Take the survey to help inform future transport and campus planning as well as quantify greenhouse gas emissions.
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"Sounds Like Sustainability" Activation

15 August 2022 10:00am2:00pm
What actually is 'sustainability'? And what sounds like sustainability but isn’t? Drop by the "sound cloud" on the Grassy Knoll in Campbell Place to find out!

Meat-Free Monday Markets

15 August 2022 10:00am2:00pm
Enjoy a mini market of delicious meat-free food trucks to celebrate Meat Free Monday and kick off Sustainability Week. Yum!!
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Oceanic Thinking Art Exhibition

15 August 2022 10:00am19 August 2022 4:00pm
Oceanic Thinking is the inaugural exhibition of the multi-year project Blue Assembly. In collaboration with campus partners including UQ’s Centre for Marine Science, the project coincides with the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021-2030).
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Sustainable Cooking and Food Waste Workshop

15 August 2022 11:00am1:00pm
Are you looking to up your cooking skills? To get inspiration for simple, budget-friendly recipes? Or to learn how to avoid food waste and cook & eat more sustainably? Then this event is for you!


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Repair Café with UQ Innovate

12 August 2022 11:00am1:00pm
Toss it away? Not today! Bring your overly loved items to UQ’s Repair Café and they will be fixed for free by our apprentice fixers.
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Ventures Industry Challenge - Information Session

11 August 2022 10:30am12:00pm
Use your entrepreneurial skills to achieve Australia’s national target of halving food waste by 2030 with UQ Ventures! 
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National Tree Day Working Bee with GAP

31 July 2022 11:00am12:00pm
Join the UQ Green Ambassador Program (GAP) for a Bushcare working bee on Sunday morning to kick off semester 2 and celebrate National Tree Day!

Clean Up UQ

28 July 2022 2:00pm4:00pm
Join UQ Sustainability for a Clean Up event in Welcome Weeks and help us protect the beautiful biodiversity on our St Lucia campus!
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Recycle Right: Plastic Policy Seminar with Toby Hutcheon

28 July 2022 12:00pm1:00pm
Come along to learn about the current state of plastic policy in Queensland, from Toby Hutcheon of Boomerang Alliance!
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UQ Community Garden Seed Sowing Demonstration (St Lucia)

28 July 2022 11:00am
Join us down at the UQ St Lucia Community Garden to learn how to sow seeds and how to keep them healthy!

UQ Sustainability Stall at Market Day

27 July 2022 10:00am2:00pm
Visit us at the St Lucia campus Market Day!
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Waste Pop-Up & Recycling Game

26 July 2022 11:00am2:00pm
Com visit us in the Great Court at the Welcome BBQ and have a go at our Recycling Game to win a prize!
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Know Your Plastics Workshop (Online) for Plastic Free July

25 July 2022 12:00pm1:00pm
This Plastic Free July, learn about the different types of plastic that pop up in our day to day lives and how to avoid the nasty ones.
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UQ Gatton Community Garden Working Bee

21 July 2022 11:00am12:00pm
Join us down at the UQ Gatton Community Garden for a Working Bee!
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UQ Community Garden Working Bee (St Lucia)

21 July 2022 11:00am1:00pm
Join us down at the UQ St Lucia Community Garden for a Working Bee!
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Reuse & Recycling Station

18 July 2022 8:00am29 July 2022 5:00pm
Swing by the Kingham Room Foyer (21C) and check out the Reuse & Recycling Station!
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Take the Pledge! Plastic Free July

1 July 2022 9:00am31 July 2022 5:00pm
Ready to take the Plastic Free July challenge?

Host your own Plastic Free Morning Tea

1 July 2022 9:00am31 July 2022 5:00pm
Across the globe, communities are inspired by the Plastic Free Morning Tea: a popular way of making and sharing food, fun and conversations about plastic free solutions. 
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UQ Carbon Literacy Program (20-23 June Round)

20 June 2022 12:00pm23 June 2022 8:00pm
Are you interested in learning more about climate change and want to take action, but are not sure where to start? The UQ Carbon Literacy Program is for you! Join the next round, 20-23 June.

Make your own Beeswax Wraps

6 June 2022 11:00am1:00pm
Learn how to make your very own beeswax food wrap, perfect for wrapping your lunch to take to the library during SWOTVAC! See ya later plastic cling wrap!

Take the Triple Planetary Crisis Quiz

5 June 2022 9:00am10 June 2022 5:00pm
The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) have put together this quick 5-minute quiz to educate people about the climate crisis and empower them to take action.

World Environment Day 2022 - 'Only One Earth'

5 June 2022 8:00am
The World Environment Day 2022 theme “Only One Earth" calls for collective, transformative action on a global scale to celebrate, protect and restore our planet.

Recycle Right (SWOTVAC Edition)

4 June 2022 9:00am8 June 2022 5:00pm
Use the right bin when disposing of your study snack rubbish!

Sustainability and wellbeing

4 June 2022 8:00am18 June 2022 11:00pm
Maintaining your physical and mental health during busy and stressful periods of life is really important. We believe that whilst caring for the planet, we simultaneously nurture ourselves, supporting the synergetic relationship between the overall health of people and the environment. Check out these tips and resources for staying sustainable, healthy and productive this SWOTVAC and exam period.
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Sustainable Study Tips

4 June 2022 8:00am18 June 2022 11:00pm
We asked our very own Green Ambassador Program (GAP) Community how they cope during assessment time. Check out their best tips for environmentally friendly study!