Did you know, it is now believed that there is over 5 trillion pieces of plastic pollution floating around in the worlds oceans? Or that there are now over 200 'dead zones' where life doesn't grow or flourish due to the heavy amounts of plastic pollution within those areas? Now you do, and if you're … Continue reading USC Eco- Plastic Pollution Campaign 2018
USC Eco have decided that with our members having so much knowledge and potential to offer that we would start sharing posts more often! To start us off for 2018 we thought we would share our top tips to living a waste-free lifestyle. My biggest struggle in transitioning to this lifestyle was the amount of … Continue reading Starting a waste free lifestyle
Calling all expressions of interest! With the 2017 co-directors on the move it is now time to say goodbye and usher in a new team for 2018! Expressions of interest are officially open and we welcome anyone who is dedicated, passionate and eager to get the ball rolling for 2018 to nominate themselves. In 2017, … Continue reading 2018 Co-director nominations are now open!
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY! Noosa Community Biosphere Association are looking for volunteers to help with Noosa Biosphere Day: Date: Monday 2 October 2017 Time: 10:00am-3:00pm Noosa Biosphere Reserve Foundation is partnering with Noosa Community Biosphere Association to celebrate 10 years of their UNESCO MAB Reserve with Noosa Biosphere Day 2017. USC students are invited to get involved … Continue reading Noosa Biosphere Day volunteer opportunity
It's been almost two months since the World Environment Day Festival at Cotton Tree. How time flies! We had an awesome day, promoting our campaigns, networking with local environmental groups and meeting a bunch of great people! After a short break, we're back and ready to go again. We met some new faces at O'Week … Continue reading Meet our new members and find out what’s happening in Semester 2, 2017
We're ramping up! We're getting busy! We need your help! If you're keen on getting involved and the idea of hands-on involvement in our existing and upcoming projects rocks your boat, let us know! We're looking for members to become more engaged with all the organising work needed to pull together awesome events and successful … Continue reading Call out for volunteers
We will be on the ground during Semester 1, 2017, seeking support for a carpooling scheme at USC. We'll be asking students who are queueing to pay for their parking if they support our campaign and want to add their voice to our petition. Where? Pay station near the Building K demountables When? Week 2, Monday 6 March … Continue reading Carpooling at USC – Sign our petition!
The new semester is almost here and so are all our new campaigns and events including Earth Hour, NVDA workshops, doco screenings and discussion nights! Our main event this semester will be around Earth Hour. This year, the theme in Australia is the impacts of climate change on Australian farmers and food. We'll be educating … Continue reading 2015 Plans for USC Eco
On 23 February 2015, USC will become a water refill campus, thanks to USC student Elizabeth Beaumont (pictured). From this date bottled water will no longer be available for purchasing at retail outlets on campus with USC instead selling refillable bottles and watersmart cards which can be used at the three Pro Acqua water refill … Continue reading USC to become water refill campus
USC Eco stand in solidarity with the Pacific Climate Warriors who are paddling out tomorrow, in hand-built traditional canoes, directly into the oncoming path of coal ships coming from the world’s largest coal port – Newcastle. For 20 years they have asked world leaders to take action to stop polluting the atmosphere, but with greenhouse gas … Continue reading Solidarity with the Pacific Climate Warriors