UOW Pulse is committed to our environmental and community responsibilities and are recognised as campus leaders for implementing sustainable practices across our food, beverage and retail outlets.
UOW Pulse takes a proactive approach to sustainability. We have a dedicated committee, ‘Pulse Green Team’ focused on Sustainability with members from key business units across the organisation. The Pulse Green Team oversees new sustainable initiatives and represents Pulse on this front to its stakeholders including:
UOW Pulse was awarded Winner of the 2018 Green Gown Awards Australasia in the Campus Health, Food & Drink category. The Green Gown Awards is the first and only Award Scheme dedicated to recognising excellence in sustainability within the tertiary education sector in Australasia. The Campus Health, Food & Drink category recognises achievements beyond good practice in the delivery of campus food, drink and hospitality. It celebrates innovation, creativity and consideration for procurement, delivery, communication which has resulted in behaviour changes across staff, students and community.
Enviro Warriors encourages students to volunteer and engage in campaigns across campus to raise awareness and educate others about sustainable practices. Student volunteers can participate in workshops and events across campus with an environmental focus.
Our UniLife Enviro Warrior Volunteers have been busy planting beautiful plants, delicious herbs and even some bush tucker in a new Campus Garden at The White Cedar Courtyard.
The goal of the garden is to generate discussion surrounding local food production and hopefully to encourage others to start their own gardens at home. Students and staff are encouraged to tend to the garden if they wish. If you see a critter, please try to find it a new home and feel free to take some leaves, but only what you need.
Plastic bags, soft plastic food wrapper and soft packaging plastic cannot be recycled via the normal recycling processes and should not be placed in the co-mingled recycling bins. Soft Plastics can be recycled but require a separate collection service.
Soft plastics recycling stations are located at:
UOW has a mobile phone recycling program with Mobile Muster. Over 90% of a mobile phone can be recovered, and materials including plastics, gold, silver, copper and nickel can be recycled from them.
Recover clothing is available in store NOW at Unishop!
We are proud to help create a more sustainable future for generations to come.
Check out the video below to find out all the great things that Recovertex is doing to make a positive change to our planet.