Sydney Environment Institute

EVENTS

Wasted@Sydney

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Wednesday 30 July 2014 1.00 - 2.00pm

The Quadrangle, The University of Sydney

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In partnership with University of Sydney Campus Infrastructure and Services (CIS), this event aims to raise awareness on campus about the roll out of the University’s new waste and sustainability initiatives.

“As a new environmental research institute on campus, we are keen to reflect the content of our research in our own practises,” said Professor Schlosberg. “We’re delighted to be working with Campus Infrastructure & Services to get the word out about the new waste recycling initiative as it is implemented at the University of Sydney throughout the year”.

The event titled ‘Wasted @ Sydney’, is the first in a series of unusual initiatives around campus raising awareness about the policy. July’s event ties to the launch of Stage 2, which will see the start of new office waste and recycling stations placed in key buildings across campus.

The University of Sydney Sustainability Officer, Tracey Ho, is heading up the implementation of the policy. “The University produced over 3112 tonnes of general waste in 2013 alone,” Ms Ho said. “We’re focused on improving recycling on campus as well as implementing key sustainability initiatives. A big part of that involves making sure that student and staff participate, which is why these events with SEI will play an important role in making these policies effective”.

‘Wasted @ Sydney’ will take place from 1-2pm on Wednesday 31 July, beginning outside the Madsen building at Eastern Avenue and finishing in the University’s Quadrangle. Aside from time and location, the exact nature of the event will be kept under wraps as the event’s Creative Director and Artistic Director of The Living Room Theatre, Michelle St Anne, is keen to ensure the event has ‘the element of surprise’.

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Performers:
Imogen Cranna
Natalia Ladyko
Lian Loke

Trumpets:
Will Gilbert
Shota Matsumura

 

Image: w/Imogen Cranna Photo: Michelle St Anne