Author Archives: Libby Dowling

Edible Garden – DIY Salad Workshop

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, June 25

Urban Sustainability: Big Picture Thinking Wednesday, June 25th, 2014 AIA Presentation Space – 100 Flinders St, Adelaide 6.30 – 9.00pm RSVP Link: 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 June 25

Living Building Conversations #1 Wednesday, June 25th, 12-1pm Adelaide City Library – Level 3, 77 Rundle Mall, Adelaide RSVP Link: 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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Green Project Showcase – Join us!

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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Fair Trade Fortnight: Documentary Screening & Afternoon Tea

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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Cultural Musing at Glenthorne Farm: Tour with Us!

Originally settled by Thomas O’Halloran in 1839, the property has heritage buildings dating back to the 1850s when it operated as a farm. In 1910 Glenthorne Farm became a remount station to breed and train horses until the end of the Second World War, after which it was a CSIRO Research Farm until 1997. The University [...]
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SA Water Building Tours – Visit a 6 Star Green Star Building

As a part of Open House Adelaide and History Month, SA Water is hosting  tours of our 6 Green Star sustainable building and a family fun session, Toilets Through Time this Saturday 3rd May 2014 from 10am – 2pm. Everyone is welcome to attend, the family program is open as a drop in basis, but building [...]
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Mechanical Engineering LED Lighting Retro-fit

The School of Mechanical Engineering has been working to make their workshop more energy efficieny. They have reduced electricity related to lighting in their workshop by 48% through an LED lighting retro-fit. LED lights use significantly less electricity than fluorescent lights, have a much longer life span and have improved lighting quality in the workshop. [...]
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Green Project 2014 Funding Round – Now Open

Do you have a great idea for campus sustainability? Simply fill out our Expression of Interest form here to apply for the 2014 funding round.  The Green Project Fund is an annual $100,000 initiative by the Office of Sustainability to provide capital for projects that reduce the University’s environmental impact and advance the long-term sustainability of [...]
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Tour de Work Adelaide 2014 – ride to win!

                  Tour de Work is a free competition where cyclists team up in workplaces across Adelaide to record their ride information and win a host of great prizes including cinema tickets and bike gear. Join the University of Adelaide team and log your rides through February to win. Don’t have a bike? Don’t worry, you can hire [...]
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