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Leadership in sustainabillity


There are many sustainability events at UTS, both large and small, some regular and others one-off.

Annual events

  • 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.
  • Green Week is our big sustainability event of the year, in 2017 it from is 22-26 May. See the 2017 Green Week program.
  • Fair Trade Fortnight is in August and sees stalls, morning teas and free samples.
  • 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

The people's choice award in the 2012 Green Week photo competition

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:

See the 2017 Green Week program.

Running your own event? See our guides for making your event sustainable. 

Green your event guide - smaller events

Green your event guide - bigger events


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