USU x Sustainability 

USU is celebrating sustainability on campus! Get ready for three massive days, showcasing all the changes we’ve made to our USUeats outlets to help reduce our carbon footprint and create a more environmentally-friendly USYD. Plus, we’ll be introducing the first 100% biodegradable tableware ever at a University in Australia with the launch of Biotrem.

Here’s all the exciting things you can experience during USU x Sustainability.

Across three whole days, Courtyard will be going 100% plastic free by getting rid of all plastic lids, cups and packaging, instead save money as well as the environment by bringing your own plates and cutlery and receive 50 cents off your meal, we will be using Biotrem, a biodegradable tableware that is completely EDIBLE as well, so if you’re still hungry after your meal you can even have a bite of your plate!

Make sure to quench your thirst with a refreshing orange juice before class from For Purpose Co’s orange vending machine and save oranges that normally go to waste in supermarkets. Courtyard will also be recycling and rescuing waste with the Simply Cups recycling system, if you’ve got a takeaway coffee cup make sure to dispose of it in the Simply Cups bins.

You also have the chance to WIN big, with our USUeats Coffee Competition by using your reusable cup, purchase a coffee or tea during the event from any USU outlet and scan your USU App you could win FREE coffee for you and a mate for a whole year! The competition is open to all USU Members.

DAY 2 – Eastern Ave Takeover
Head to Eastern Ave on Wednesday, the 29th May to taste our special free breakfast for Access Rewards and lunch menu made from plant-based products and using baked goods from The Bread and Butter Project bakery, as well as markets to donate your own goods and purchase sustainable products. Make sure to bring your reusable cup to campus and hit up the Vittoria Coffee Bar for a FREE coffee or tea in every reusable cup.

You'll have the opportunity to meet our key partners including installations by Ikea, People Parkers, Oz Harvest, Untrashy, Simply Cups, FoodLab Sydney.

Plus, if you’ve got an old USYD hoodie at home, bring it along to the Hoodie Exchange stall. By donating your old USYD hoodie you can get a brand new one from our current range of USYD hoodies for 50% off!  All hoodies collected will be laundered before being donated to those in need.

DAY 3 - How to Life: Think Sustainably
Come along to our special How to Life: Think Sustainably workshop to hear from our team of sustainability innovators and experts. Learn how you can make environmentally friendly changes in every day and enjoy FREE pizza and drinks, plus a mini market featuring the USYD Food Co-Op and USYD Waste Fighters. Register now.

Special thanks to all our partners; The Bread and Butter Project, Biotrem, Vittoria Coffee, Oz Harvest, Farmwall, FoodLab Sydney, Premier Northpak, Living Lab SEI, Simply Cups, Citizen Blue, People Parkers, Untrashy, IKEA, Waste Fighters, USYD Food Co-Op, Y Waste, Six Simple Machines and the Sustainable Ocean Alliance.

There is no Planet B, and that’s why we need to take care of the one we’ve got now.

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