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Welcome to Eco-my-flat

Eco-my-flat is a simple, guided, programme to help you green up your flat with easy, low-cost living tips. Hosted by the UC Sustainability Office, we provide free, fun workshops that focus on practical, easy improvements to make your home more sustainable.

In the past Eco My Flat has been run as a very successful competition. More recently, eco-my-flatters told us that the competition aspect was not as important as building a sense of community with other interested students.

Who can join?

It's open to all UC students, but because we want to help all of our community eco up their lives, we’re happy for any UC staff and students to join in. Even if you’re not from the UC you are welcome to attend the workshops (with a small koha/donation). You don't need to know a lot about sustainable living, just be willing to rise to the challenge.

Why is it happening?

Eco flatWe all need to learn how to reduce the impact of our lives on the earth. Changing day-to-day behaviours and habits (no matter how small) and sticking to them for a lifetime can make a real difference over the years. Eco-living can also often cost a lot less, and requires creative, innovative approaches to everyday household issues. Tertiary students are an ideal group to lead that creativity, while saving a few bucks for their back pockets as well. Want to know more about sustainability in general? Click here.

Eco My Flat for 2014

Eco My Flat is currently under review - we need to to give it a bit of a tickle up and spring clean for 2014.In the meantime, if you are setting up a flat, or want to fine tune your existing home, here is the Eco My Flat guide with lots of tips and tricks for making your home sustainable.

If you have any questions about Eco My Flat, please contact Katie Nimmo at katie.nimmo@canterbury.ac.nz or 364 2025, or xtn 6025.

  • Sustainability Office
    University of Canterbury
    Private Bag 4800
    Christchurch 8140 
    New Zealand
  • matt.morris@canterbury.ac.nz
    Phone: +64 3 364 3495 
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