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November 30th – December 4th 2020

In today’s materialistic world, where we are often compelled to buy bigger, better and more things, have you ever stopped to ask yourself: how much stuff is enough?

As it turns out, reducing our rates of consumption is not only better for the planet, but also benefits our mental health and wellbeing through improved focus, and decreased stress levels.

In the lead up to the Christmas break, we’re inviting the UQ community to participate in the Be Green, Be Kind, Be Giving Campaign, which is an opportunity for UQ staff and students to declutter their lives and give away their unwanted stuff to help our local community.

Donating to the causes you care about not only benefits the charities themselves, it can be deeply rewarding for you too. Helping others is hugely empowering and, in turn, can make you feel happier and more fulfilled.

Events:

Donate your unwanted items

Charity donation bins will be placed around UQ campuses during the week of Nov 30th – Dec 4th 2020. Our partnering charities Lifeline and St Vincent de Pauls will receive the donated items.

Workshop

If you need some inspiration, attend our 1-hour online workshop run by the Eco-Organiser® and declutter expert, Tanya Lewis. Learn simple steps on how to declutter your home and simplify your life.

When: Thursday 3rd December 12-1pm. To find out more or register your attendence, click here.

 

This campaign is collaboration between the UQ Sustainability, UQ Wellness, and Student Services.