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The Otago University Students' Association (OUSA) will be holding an Environment Week from the 10th of September in an effort to raise student awareness of critical environmental issues, and inspire them to take action.
'We've got a week of events planned including working bees, student debates and festivals, 'There's an activity for everyone, It's about giving us a chance to get involved around campus and learn a thing or two at the same time.' - Jono Rowe, OUSA Vice President.
Mon 10 Sept 2012
SCITELL: New Zealand’s Clean-Green Delusion?Castle 1, 7.00pm
Kicking off the week is Scitell; a new series of lectures being launched by the University of Otago.
These lectures show off leading Kiwi scientists explaining cutting edge research in rapid fire 18 minute presentations.
One of the controversial lectures presented tonight will be “New Zealand’s 100% pure clean-green delusion” by Massey University Ecologist Mike Joy. Other speakers include Harlene Hayne and Christine Jasoni
Tues 11 Sept 2012
$3 Dinner by Generation ZeroOUSA Clubs and Socs Centre, 6.00 - 8.00pm
Fundraising for their environmental activties, Generation Zero presents their own $3 Dinner for students and public alike. Come along and get a lovely meal and find out more about how to get involved in a growing youth movement taking action on climate change.
Tues 11 Sept 2012
OUDS Presents: The Great Green DebateMoot Court, Richardson Building, 7.30pm
The Otago University Debating Society present: The Great Green Debate. With a distinguished panel of commentators including Mayor David Cull and a team of world-class debaters contesting the moot "That the Environment should be our number one priority", the Great Environment Debate promises to be an exciting and stimulating evening.
Wed 12 Sept 2012
Campus Garden Working Bee and PicnicSEA Campus Garden, Cnr Albany and Anzac St, 12.00pm onwards
Students for Environmental Action (SEA) and the Otago University Campus Greens are hosting a free picnic and working bee. If you've ever wanted to help set up a garden as well as getting some free feeds, come along, learn a bit and meet some cool new mates.
Wed 12 Sept 2012
Film Screening: "Just Do It"The Lounge, 50 Dundas St (formerly the Church), 7.00pm
OUSA in conjunction with the Southern Anti-Coal Action Network will be screening a movie about environmental direct action. Bring a gold coin donation and enjoy what promises to be an informative, inspirational and enjoyable movie.
Thurs 13 Sept 2012
Holey Crap! Otago University’s Dirty Little SecretSt David’s Lecture Theatre 1, 5.30PM
Generation Zero is set to host an expose about the University of Otago's use of lignite fossil fuel to power the University. Come along and hear our young students speak the truth to authority, and join in the campaign to shift the University away from this 'dirty fuel'.
Fri 14 Sept 2012
$3 Dinner Movie NightPresented by Captain Planet and the Student Leadership Program.
OUSA Clubs and Socs Centre, 6.00 - 8.00pm
OUSA is teaming up with Captain Planet and the Student Leadership Programme to bring you a joint dinner and movie night featuring Earth’s favourite superhero. Pop along to the Evison lounge with your $3 and score a nice feed, good company and a great night! All proceeds are going to Dog Rescue Dunedin.
Sat 15 Sept 2012
SEA Otago Organic FestivalSt Martin’s Hall, Northumberland Street, North East Valley, 7.00pm
Students for Environmental Action (SEA) Otago are hosting the 8th annual Organic Festival. This night of fun brings everything organic in Dunedin together under one roof! Come and celebrate everything organic with quality beer, wine, food, community groups and music.