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New Rules For Bike Parking

University by-laws have recently been updated to stipulate that bicycles can only be left on University grounds for 30 consecutive days.
Any bike left for longer than this will be deemed by Security staff to be ‘abandoned’ and tagged with a notice that the owner has 10 days to remove the bike.
After this time, locks will be cut and the bike and any accessories (e.g. helmet) removed […]

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UoA Shortlisted for Green Gown Awards

The Green Gown Awards are the only Award Scheme dedicated to recognising excellence in sustainability within the Australiasian tertiary education sector and the University of Adelaide has been shortlisted in five categories for this year’s Awards:

Student Engagement (Adelaide Sustainability Association)
Staff Achievement (Dr Charlie Hargroves)
Creating Impact (Ecoversity Award)
Facilities & Services (Schulz BMS upgrade)
Community (Carbon Neutral Adelaide […]

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Your Invitation to Think.Eat.Save.

Join Ecoversity, the National Wine Centre and OzHarvest SA for Think.Eat.Save. and learn how you can be part of the solution to food waste.
Some of Adelaide’s best chefs will converge on the North Terrace campus to serve up a free hot meal made from rescued ingredients that would have otherwise been discarded in landfill.
The event will […]

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Got e-waste? Recycle it!

Since 2009, the University has diverted nearly 100 tonnes of e-waste from landfill.
Until the end of the year, the e-recycling service will be offered free by Ecoversity. However from January 2016, there will be a charge associated with disposal. With this in mind, we encourage all schools and areas to review and consolidate electrical items […]

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Get Involved at Glenthorne

Participate in activities aimed at enhancing the native habitat and protecting the heritage of the Glenthorne property.
Glenthorne is a 208ha property located at O’Halloran Hill, about 17km south of the Adelaide CBD. Owned and operated by the University of Adelaide, the property is currently used as a small-scale commercial and research farm.
Volunteers are vital to […]

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Getting Schooled in Fair Trade @ “Fairly Educated”

In July this year, Themis Scanlon (Convener of the University of Adelaide Fair Trade Collective) and a fellow student (Boshen Li) attended the Fairly Educated Conference at the University of Tasmania. In her third year at the conference, Themis found the content enriching and thought provoking. For the first time, Themis also played a lead […]

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Pump Your Ride!

Staff and student cyclists now have a safety net for the dreaded “flatty”, with a new bike pump recently installed on North Terrace campus.
The pump is conveniently located at the east of the Barr Smith Lawns bike shed. Just hook on the valve and pump till you reach the desired pressure!

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Feeding 5000 and reducing food waste along the way

On Monday 29 July, the Office of Sustainability teamed up with OzHarvest to host the inaugural “Feeding the 5000” event on North Terrace Campus.
As larger events were held simultaneously in Brisbane and Sydney, OzHarvest Adelaide had a goal to feed 500 members of the general public and University community with food made from rescued surplus […]

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Speed Date a Sustainability Expert – Saturday 24 August

What can I do to make my home more energy efficient to save on power bills? What are the best choices for solar panels and solar hot water? How can I renovate my house to make it more environmentally friendly?
These are some of the questions you are likely to hear at Adelaide’s Speed Date a […]

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Friends of Glenthorne invitation

Friends of Glenthorne invite you on a tour of the Tatachilla College Eco-Classroom and Wetlands. The Eco-Classroon isa 2.4 hectare outdoor learning facility in the McLaren Vale, where groups can facilitate an understanding of native flora and fauna, meet Bettongs and Potoroos (threatened marsupials), learn about their breeding program, and about establishing and maintaining wetlands..
When: […]

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