Ecoversity Blog

An Ecoleader is an internal sustainability representative who is supported by the Office of Sustainability to undertake environmental initiatives for their local area or School. Ecoleaders, with the support of their Manager, are provided with information, advice, collateral and audit equipment to identify and action initiatives to save electricity, water, waste, gas etc. Ecoleaders have access to a host of resources and information about sustainability funding opportunities.  

Ecoversity is holding its first Ecoleader training session, focusing on Energy Efficiency. The half day training session will cover:

  • Identify energy and cost saving opportunities
  • Implement efficiency initiatives
  • Engage the hearts and minds of colleagues’ to create a switch off culture
  • Learn about available resources and funding opportunities  

When: Tuesday 17 February 2015, 9am till 2pm, morning tea and lunch provided

Where: Baston Room, Mitchell Building, North Terrace Campus

Register here 

Please note: This event is only for University staff members who have the support of their manager to attend.

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As part of the Adelaide City Council’s Go Green program, you are invitied to the City Library with one of Australia’s leading environmentalists Tim Silverwood.

When: Friday November 21 at 5:30pm

Where: City Library – just off Rundle Mall, map here

RSVP: Essential – book here to reserve your place

Cost: FREE

Tim is an ordinary guy who somehow found himself at the forefront of a global movement. His personal decision to clean plastic from his favourite surfing beaches and inspire others to do the same has led him down an extraordinary path of scientific exploration, advocacy and activism.

Divide in Concord” is a feature-length documentary that follows the entertaining tale of one woman’s persistent efforts to ban bottled water in small town America. Tim will provide valuable insight and personal experience on the issues we face with waste and pollution and the measures needed to reduce the impacts and create a pathway to a trash free future.

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Free Breakfast for all cyclists on the Goodman Lawns from 8am – be early!


Kicking off at 8am, Ecoversity is hosting a Free Breakfast Event on the Goodman Lawns, North Terrace Campus.

Join us for free raffle prizes, Fair Trade coffee, pedal power smoothies, cycling information, and of course the Slow Bike Race!

We will also be joined by friends from Cycling for Culture ( who are riding to raise funds for Kaurna Warra Pintyanthi (KWP, literally “creating Kaurna language”). This program was established in 2002 as a collaboration between the Aboriginal community on the Adelaide Plains (Kaurna) and linguists at the University of Adelaide. If you are interested in learning more, the Cycling for Culture team will be on hand to speak to during breakfast.

Between 10.30am – 1pm, SAPOL will be providing a Free Bike Engraving Service as part of this event. Get your bike engraved to help track it down if it gets stolen.

When: Wednesday 15 October 2014

Time: 8am for Breakfast, 10.30am – 1pm for SAPOL’s bike engraving service

Where: Goodman Lawns, North Terrace Campus

REGISTER HERE to be a part of the University of Adelaide team. Please email if you have any queries.

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Cycling for Culture through Aboriginal Kaurna, Peramangk and Ngadjuri Country – weekend 24-26 October 2014
For the second time since last October 2013, enthusiastic cyclists in Adelaide invite fellow cyclists for a three day “Cycling for Culture” tour through the countries of the Aboriginal Kaurna people (Adelaide), Peramangk Adelaide Hills and Mount Lofty Ranges) and Ngadjuri [...]

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A huge congratulations to Lawrence, Nick, Pat, Haneen and the crew on the continued success of the Student textbook Co-Op – re-using resources, saving students money and exhibiting quality artwork. see the video here for more information.

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To celebrate the opening of the Hub Central Edible Garden, you are invited to get your hands dirty and join us for a DIY Salad Garden Workshop.
WHEN: Friday 12 September 11am
WHERE: Edible Garden (near the kitchen)
BOOK NOW: Places are limited so please book to reserve your place –

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Urban Sustainability: Big Picture Thinking
Wednesday, June 25th, 2014
AIA Presentation Space – 100 Flinders St, Adelaide
6.30 – 9.00pm
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In our upcoming AdelaideSBN event we will begin to zoom out to take a look at sustainability in built environments at an urban scale.  While it is important that our individual buildings are designed and perform in a [...]

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Living Building Conversations #1
Wednesday, June 25th, 12-1pm
Adelaide City Library – Level 3, 77 Rundle Mall, Adelaide
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Event Description:
The aim of the ‘Living Building Conversations’ event is to tease out what are the current possibilities and barriers toward creating truly regenerative built environments.  The conversations will be guided by the performance standards of the Living Building [...]

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Please join the Office of Sustainability and our special guests as we celebrate World Environment Day at the Green Project Showcase. At this event, we celebrate the efforts of staff and students to raise awareness of sustainability issues and take action on campus.
During the showcase, we will hear from staff and students applying for the [...]

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Do you want to know the bitter truth behind the chocolate you eat?
As part of Fair Trade Fortnight (3rd-18th of May), the Fair Trade Collective will be running a SPECIAL event where we will be broadcasting a documentary which will look deep into the current issues of the people who work in the chocolate industry. [...]

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