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Sustainability @ UTAS

Learn all about sustainability at the University of Tasmania.

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Sustainable Food Systems with Sandy Murray

Have you ever had to chose between buying food and buying a textbook? Surviving on a diet of mainly two-minute noodles, coffee, and plain pasta is a point of pride for many university students. But food insecurity is linked to a whole host of negative outcomes, including poor mental and physical health and – gasp! - bad grades. This week on Sustainability @ UTAS, we look at the intersection between food and sustainability with lecturer Sandy Murray. We discuss designing sustainable food systems, the impact of food insecurity on students, and creating a new sustainable food culture at UTAS. If you’re interested in getting involved with the Sustainable Food on Campus strategy, feel free to send Sandy an email at sandra.murray@utas.edu.au. The UTAS Gardening Society can be found on Facebook at facebook.com/utasgardening. Got a story you think would be great for the podcast? Email Ellen at ellenrose.sorensen@utas.edu.au  

45mins

13 May 2021

Rank #1

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Student Climate Activism with Emily Bresnehan

For Global Climate Change Week, we spoke with student climate activist Emily Bresnehan, a volunteer with the Australian Youth Climate Coalition who's been involved with a number of hands-on campaigns against climate change, including coming head-to-head with coal giant Adani. Find out more about the Australian Youth Climate Coalition here: https://www.aycc.org.au/

28mins

3 Jan 2021

Rank #2

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Carbon Management

The University of Tasmania is the second university in Australia to be certified carbon neutral. Find out about the student movement to become carbon neutral, the process behind making the switch, and what the University does to maintain it's certification.

8mins

4 May 2020

Rank #3

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Transport

Thousands of students and staff driving to University campuses means a whole lot of greenhouse gas emissions. In this episode, we talk about all the projects the uni has created to encourage students to get to campus in a sustainable way.

6mins

4 May 2020

Rank #4

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Energy

This episode we discuss what the University of Tasmania has done to reduce energy consumption on campus, from changing to smarter lightbulbs to designing world-standard sustainable buildings.

10mins

4 May 2020

Rank #5

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Waste

Often, the first thing we picture when we talk about sustainability is recycling bins. But there's a lot more to waste management than just chucking things in the yellow bin. Find out about how the University practices sustainable procurement, reuses furniture, and teaches students about what goes in what bin. 

8mins

4 May 2020

Rank #6

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Governance and Engagement

In the final episode, we talk about the University's sustainability policies - the documents that guide how sustainability is enacted on campus, who makes decisions, and how sustainability is enacted across the whole campus. We also talk about all the ways that students can get started with sustainability on campus.

7mins

4 May 2020

Rank #7