There are many sustainability events at UTS, both large and small, some regular and others one-off.
- O-Day – drop by the UTS Green stall during orientation week at the beginning of each academic session for loads of information, competitions and more.
- Earth Hour is in March and at UTS we're run energy saving activities across the campus.
- Fair Trade Fortnight is in August and sees stalls, morning teas and free samples.
- Green Week is our big sustainability event of the year, in 20167 it will be from 22-26 May. See last year's 2016 program. The 2017 program is out in May.
- Green Hero Awards – Students and staff can nominate their peers for an award. Nominations open early May with winners announced on World Environment Day 5 June.
- Green Building Week organised by the Green Building Council of Australia in September. UTS participates with tours, talks, etc.
- Ride to UTS Day in October is always a big event with lots of fun, competitions, prizes, free breakfast and more.
- National Recycling Week focuses on current recycling initiatives.
- Walk to UTS Day is in October. See the poster from 2016
Other periodic events
Stalls are held on a regular basis, usually to promote specific issues such as car pooling, threatened species, e-waste, etc.
- Cloths swaps are a great way to exchange something you’ve grown tired of. Organised periodically by the Students’ Association.
- Staff induction – we always have a stall and sustainability information available for new staff, sessions held each quarter.
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Green Week is held in late May or early June each year. A full week of events, competitions, displays and more organised in collaboration with ActivateUTS, TAFE NSW Sydney Institute, Ultimo College and ABC Ultimo with events across the Ultimo precinct. Regular annual events include:
- Photo competition with great prizes.
- Green hero award with great prizes
- Free films and talks
- Electric wheels expo
- Green debate
- Cloths swap, stalls, dinner, and more
See the 2016 Green Week program.
Running your own event? See our guides for making your event sustainable.