Events

Ecoversity is on campus and online. 

Stay tuned to Ecoversity Facebook, for news, advice, online workshops, competitions and give-aways; and read Staff and Student News for more information. 

Upcoming events and campaigns

Pints of Ideas at the University of Adelaide

Pints of Ideas

Thursday 8 April 2021, 5pm to 6pm, UniBar

Join the University of Adelaide's Environment Institute with special guests to discuss the problem of plastic pollution, solutions in research, policy and industry, and most importantly what individuals can do to help.

Register here.

Special guests include:

  • Hon David Speirs MP, Minister for Environment & Water
  • Professor Melissa Nursey-Bray – Department of Geography, Environment and Population & Environment Institute
  • Scott Morton, Australian Director of BioBag
  • Paige LeCornu, Coordinator of the Adelaide Sustainability Centre

Facilitated by Professor Bob Hill, The Environment Institute.

This series is brought to you by the University's Ecoversity program.

A barista pouring coffee and a coffee with latte art

Barista Banter

Thursdays throughout semester 1, 9:30am to 10:30am, Cafes across North Terrace, Waite and Roseworthy campuses

To celebrate the success of our work with retailers on campus transitioning all takeaway food packaging to 100% compostable, we're celebrating each cafe with a feature week of convos, Thursday giveaways and competitions and social media snaps. 

Previous events and campaigns

students gathered around a table of stationary

Stationary Reuse-athon Event

Wednesday 17 March, 10am to 12pm, Hub Central

Reusing unwanted but perfectly functional stationary is great for your wallet and for the environment, so come and grab a new set of stationary kindly donated by the staff on campus - all free for students. Think binders, pens, tape, staplers, and much more.

A native bee to australia

Waite Social Club - Bee Edition

Friday 9 October, 4pm to 6pm, Waite Social Club

To celebrate the end of biodiversity month join us for bee-themed drinks, nibbles, and speakers. This event will also include a wildlife photography and art exhibition by the Biology Society. All staff and students are welcome to wind down the week.

Please RSVP to assist us with catering numbers here.

A bird flying out of a bird box

Build-a-Birdbox Workshop

Sat 25 Sept, 11am to 2:30pm, Mawson Corner

As part of the Nature Festival, and in collaboration with the Biology Society of South Australia, we are hosting a free DIY bird box workshop. Learn how to construct bird boxes from recycled materials and how to donate your creations to local conservation efforts. Capacity is limited, so reserve your ticket.

Staff at Ride to Uni Day in 2019

Ride to Uni Day

Wed 21 Oct, 7.30am to 3pm, Hub west courtyard

Celebrate all things bike-related, beginning with a free breakfast for cyclists. There’s free bike maintenance, competitions, prizes and other treats throughout the week. 

Image of a whale being projected onto a building

Racing Extinction film screening

Wed 9 September, 5.30pm to 7pm, The Braggs

This 2015 film provides an intimate look at the many ways humans are fishing, hunting, and poaching species around the world into oblivion. It also provides hope and affirmation to protect the natural world, by capturing many stories of success. Reserve your tickets.

Water Bottle and keep cups stacked

Reusables giveaway

Sustainability Week, North Terrace Campus

We want to help you #DitchDisposables during Sustainability Week. Follow ecoversityuoa on Instagram for details about how you can get your hands on a reusable coffee cup or stainless steel water bottle.

Sustainable Beauty Products

DIY bathroom product workshop

Thur 27 August, 12pm to 2pm, Hub Co-Op

Create your own chemical and plastic-free bathroom products like body scrub and toothpaste, using commonly used household ingredients. Register now.

Vinnie from Treadly on Campus

Free bike maintenance

Tues 25 August, 10am to 3pm, Hub west courtyard

Vinnie from Treadly on Campus is providing free bike maintenance to staff and students all day. It's first in, first served for 10 minutes with parts and accessories not included.

2040 film promo

2040 film screening

Tue 25 August, 5.30pm to 7pm, The Braggs

Award-winning director Damon Gameau (That Sugar Film) embarks on a global journey to meet innovators and change-makers, identifying solutions (available now) that would help improve the health of our planet and the societies that operate within it. Register now.

Sustainability week sign

Sustainability Week 2.0

Mon 24 to Fri 28 August, online and on-campus

Join Ecoversity, the Adelaide Sustainability Association and AUU Clubs for a week of workshops, films, lectures and more. Debate the issues, confront the challenges and be inspired by all-things sustainability related. Check out the full program.

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Plastic Free July

July 2020, Ecoversity online and on-campus

Join the global movement, refuse single-use plastics and share your ideas to the plastic problem. Join Ecoversity for a month-long campaign of competitions, on-campus events, information and advice.

Textbooks on a shelf

Textbook Giveaway

Tues 28 July, from 10am, old Hub Co-Op

Hundreds of new and second-hand textbooks, novels and assorted goods are up for grabs. Subjects include Law, Economics, Accounting, Management, Marketing, Languages, Social Sciences and more. 

Cliffs over the ocean at sunrise

Land and sea campaign

Thur 4 to Tue 9 June, Ecoversity online

Celebrate World Environment Day (5 June) and World Oceans Day (8 June) with a week of films, info, competitions and images that honour the beauty and fragility of the land and sea. 

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Eco-anxiety webinar

Wed 13 May, 12pm-1pm, Ecoversity online

Learning about the ways that climate change is impacting the planet can feel overwhelming and downright depressing. Join Student Life and Ecoversity for a discussion about how to develop emotional resilience as a way of helping to quell eco-anxiety.

Beeswax Wrap kit with wax and cotton material

Beeswax wrap workshop

Wed 6 May, 3pm, Ecoversity online

We're teaming up with the Adelaide Sustainability Centre to bring you a step-by-step guide to making your beeswax wraps from home. Stay tuned to our facebook for opportunities to win your own wrap-kit. 

Students at stationery reuse event

Stationery reuse event

Wed 11 Mar, 10am-2pm, Hub Central

Snag a bag of free stationery donated by University staff. Folders, dividers, pens and other office supplies will be available at our first reuse event of the year. Get there early if you want the good stuff

Treadly on Campus pop-up shop at North Terrace

Free bike maintenance

Wed 26 Feb, 10am to 3pm, Hub west courtyard

Treadly on Campus are providing free bike maintenance to staff and students during Orientation Week. It's first in, first served for up to 15 minutes. Parts and accessories not included.

Postponed events

Due to COVID-19, UoA Sustainability Week (Monday 20 March to Friday 3 April) has been postponed.

These events and others will be rescheduled later in 2020.

Bike locks on a rack of bikes

SAPOL bike engraving

Get your bike engraved by SA police to help track it down if it gets stolen, and complete a 'bike passport' to keep at home. There's no need to book - just show up.

Girl on bike

Cycle safety info session

Make your Uni commute safer by attending this informative presentation from BikeSA. Learn the facts on the types and locations of South Australia's most frequent crashes and the most effective strategies to avoid them. 

Toastie press with sandwiches

Toastie press sesh

A collaborative workshop between the Youth Food Movement and Ecoversity which aims to show students creative and easy ways to cook with a humble sandwich press. It will also be a chance to learn about the importance of local, fresh food and where to find it on a student budget.

Collaborate with us

Would you like to co-host a sustainability-related event or 'green' your club activities? Get in touch with us.

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