Imagine a world where you print your own plant pot or pedal power your smoothie maker.

It’s a world not that far for Griffith University which is showcasing everything environmentally friendly our campuses during Sustainability Week.

Sustainability Week is a celebration of the university’s ongoing commitment to sustainability within its community.

Griffith’s Sustainability Week runs fromMonday August 29 to Friday September 2 and there are many activities organised for all campuses.

Activities include:

  • Sustainability Week Teaching Forum at Nathan, Gold Coast and South Bank campuses (video conferenced).
  • Free recycling of computers, mobile phones and accessories – Nathan and Gold Coast campuses.
  • Green Market Day and Closet Clean out — Nathan campus
  • Sustainability Fair and activities in G40 — Gold Coast campus
  • Green Games Day – Mt Gravatt campus
  • Share and Reuse activities – South Bank campus
  • Walks and Morning Tea – Logan campus

Variety of activities

The Student Guild will be doing DIY mini herb planting that students will make themselves using recycled plastic bottles.

The Queensland College of Art will be making use of your old, unwanted jewellery in theRadical Jewellery Makeover. The group are seeking donations of old unwanted jewellery for the community jewellery mining project happening in Brisbane between October — November.

ElizabethShaw, ConvenorofJewellery and Small Objects, will be working with jewellery students from QCAand professional jewellers from the community to transform donations into radically fresh and responsible jewellery. The project will culminate in an exhibition of these wearable creations displayed at Queensland College of Art in December.

Participating food outlets at all campuses are offering a 10 per cent discount on all vegan menu items as well as $2 coffee refills to those who bring along their resusable cup.

A Sustainability Week Teaching Forum is being held on Friday September 2 at the Nathan, Gold Coast and South Bank campuses. The forum will hold trans-disciplinary discussions on free teaching resources about sustainability for Griffith courses and how Griffith University Programs and Courses contribute to the Global Goals for Sustainable Development.

You can view the full list of activities

by Joseph O’Rourke