2023 Sustainability Week | UniSC | University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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2023 Sustainability Week

28 August - 1 September 2023

Sustainability Week is an opportunity to learn more about, and engage with, the University's sustainability initiatives, its partners helping to achieve our common goals and ways in which you can become more sustainable in your own lives. It is also an opportunity for the University to celebrate its achievements, including its performance in the 2023 Times Higher Education Impact Rankings, which look at how we are working to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals:

Come out, learn and engage with us!  Plant a native shrub, check out our Market Days, watch a compelling documentary and join in an informational workshop.

Key events

Date Description Location
Tuesday 29 August Market Day UniSC Moreton Bay
  Pinpointing your sustainability journey workshop UniSC Moreton Bay
Wednesday 30 August Franklin documentary screening UniSC Gympie
  Chomp and Chat UniSC Fraser Coast
  Pop-up sustainability event UniSC Caboolture
Thursday 31 August Market Day UniSC Sunshine Coast
  Franklin documentary screenings UniSC Moreton Bay and UniSC Sunshine Coast
  Native tree and shrub planting UniSC Sunshine Coast
Friday 1 September Pinpointing your sustainability journey workshop UniSC Sunshine Coast

Sustainability values

The University of the Sunshine Coast is committed to building a contemporary, sustainable, accessible university. UniSC has adopted values that support this goal:

Documentary screening


A Journey to the Past A Quest for the Future

Franklin is a feature-length documentary that follows environmentalist and eight-generation Tasmanian Oliver Cassidy on a solo rafting trip down the picturesque Franklin River, retracing his late father's expedition to join the blockade that helped save the World-Heritage listed national park from a hydroelectric dam project in the 1980s. The 'Franklin campaign' was one of the most significant environmental protests in Australia's history and serves as an example of what committed and peaceful activists can accomplish. The film includes never-before-seen archival footage and interviews with Uncle Jim Everett and Bob Brown, amongst other key players.

The story serves as an example for those individuals that feel overwhelmed by the issues of today to understand they can make a difference, and a personal journey for Oliver to say 'goodbye' to his father.

Date: Thursday 31 August

Time: 4–6pm

Location: The Rise

Date: Thursday 31 August

Time: 3.30–5.30pm

Location: Lecture Theatre 7, Building C

Date: Wednesday 30 August

Time: 11am–1pm

Location: Lecture Theatre 

Market Days

UniSC Moreton Bay
Tuesday 29 August


The Concourse


Participants at the Moreton Bay Market Day include:

  • ENACTUS - Learn about the award winning projects UniSC students are developing as part of the university student global movement to create long-lasting improvement in the community and world.
  • Northside Beekeepers - Learn about beekeeping and hive technologies and related products.
  • Peruse the locally-based handmade creations of Selvedge and Bias, Luna & Frankie, The Craft Rebellion, K9 Cookies & Treats and Laxxi & Co.
  • Participate in some yoga, led by The Student Guild.
  • Other stallholders include a crafting table and UniSC Sustainability.
UniSC Sunshine Coast
Thursday 31 August


Brasserie Lawn


Participants at the Sunshine Coast Market Day include:

  • Zoo2U - Run by WildlifeHQ come and meet some native reptiles (only 11-1)
  • 99 Bikes Bike Clinic - Bring in your bike for a free tune up and talk with a mechanic about the best way to maintain or improve the performance of your cycle.
  • Ten Little Pieces -  Learn about the waste at our beaches and parks and how to keep them clean.
  • ENACTUS - Learn about the award winning projects UniSC students are developing as part of the university student global movement to create long-lasting improvement in the community and world.
  • Bloomhill - Bloomhill Cancer Care runs Op Shops to raise funds for cancer services. They will be bringing goods from their op shops for sale. Be a sustainable fashionista while raising funds for a worthy cause.
  • Other stallholders include UniSC Sustainability, Wellways, UniSC Nutrition Clinic, CIDSEL.

Other events

UniSC Sunshine Coast

Date: Thursday 31 August

Time: 2pm

Garden bed between Carpark 11 and Building H

Did you know the Sunshine Coast campus is a Land for Wildlife campus? Come along and plant a native tree or shrub. No shovels needed – we'll supply all the materials. What better way is there to leave your mark on this campus?  

UniSC Fraser Coast

Date: Wednesday 30 August

Time: 11.30am-12.30pm

Location: Yo Mama's Cafe

The theme for this week's lunch is Spring Fever. Come and join us for lunch, planting sunflowers and learning a bit about sustainability.

Pinpointing Your Sustainability Journey

Are you eager to make a positive impact on the world and be part of the global movement towards a sustainable future? Look no further! Our transformative workshop, "Pinpointing Your Sustainability Journey," is designed to empower you to take meaningful steps towards a greener, more sustainable lifestyle.

Why attend?

  • Gain clarity and direction on your path to sustainability
  • Connect with a passionate community of changemakers
  • Access valuable resources and tools to support your journey
  • Empower yourself to become a catalyst for positive change

Dates and Locations:

  • Moreton Bay - Tuesday 29 August, 1–3pm, MB-A.G.47  Register for the Moreton Bay Workshop on Student Hub.
  • Sunshine Coast - Friday 1 September, 10am–12nn, SD-E.G.13   Register for the Sunshine Coast Workshop on Student Hub.
UniSC Caboolture

Date: Wednesday 30 August

Time: 12pm-1pm

We are holding a pop-up event to celebrate Sustainability Week at Caboolture campus. This will be a great opportunity for new and current students to learn more about UniSC’s sustainability initiatives and how they can be more sustainable in their day-to-day practices! 


See activities from last year's event at Sustainability Week 2022.