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Seasonal greetings and 2015 highlights
 
Happy holidays!
Macquarie University Sustainability would like to extend our sincere gratitude for your support of our initiatives, and sustainability in general, in 2015. You are all responsible for the success of our programs and for that we are truly grateful. We wish you all the best for the holiday break - may you all enjoy the best of nature's seasonal summer abundance, rejuvenation, and great times with loved ones. Much health, happiness, and sustainability for 2016!
Best wishes, Macquarie Sustainability
(L-R, back row): John, Belinda, Sarah Jo, Ben, Sally, Samantha, Iain
(L-R front row): Sara, Leanne, Cindy
 

2015 highlights
  • Clean and Green litter prevention campaign saw a 10% reduction in litter in high litter campus sites:
  • Earth Care Month saw 125 trees planted & 335 participants at various workshops, working bees & tours:
  • Lend a Hand campaign promoted Macquarie's Community Volunteering Leave:
  • Seasonal Greetings campaign promoted local, seasonal produce and the opening of the Locavores store:
  • Sustaining Our Future - Sustainability Strategy guiding our actions until 2019
  • Sustainability Annual Report 2014
  • Mapping of the following units against the Sustainability in Learning and Teaching framework: B Informtation Tech, B Science (major Biology), M Int. Business, B Global Business, B Psychology, B Archeology, B Criminology, B Speech Hearing & Language Sciences
  • Sustainability in the L&T Green Paper, with objective 2.4 including sustainability as an interdisciplinary concept
  • Installation of 2 new Tap It drinking fountains in high traffic areas
  • Green Steps (BIOL392) PACE unit hosted at capacity with 23 students:
  • Ride2Uni Day with over 60 staff and students using pedal power for their commutes and smoothies:


Sustainable Table
Our friends at Sustainable Table have helped us out with some simple ways to be sustainable this festive season:
10 Ways Not To Be A Tosser this Christmas5 Ways to Create a Zero Waste Kitchen4 Simple Steps to Start Composting

Staff Picks
Stevie from Student Connect champions the sweet strawberry

Not sure what's in season? Check out the Sydney Seasonal Food Guide, or try one of our very own Executive Chef Peter Brewty's festive recipes. Local and seasonal food is readily available from farmers markets throughout Sydney. See localharvest.org.au. 

You can also source seasonal produce by joining on
e of the Harvest Hubs on campus and order a seasonal bag of fresh fruit and vegetables online, which is delivered to campus for your convenience. Why not consider making a new years resolution around purchasing only seasonal, locally sourced foods? Your body and the planet will thank you!

 

See you in 2016!

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