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Green Labs representatives at the Oxley Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant
One of St Lucia's electric vehicle chargers
UQ's AEB building
Forgan Smith's new lighting

LED the light in

Sep 6, 2017

Forgan Smith goes green for Sustainability Week 2017
Say yes to slow fashion
Taking a sustainable trip
A Campus Kindergarten student with a happy worm farm resident

The wonders of worms

Jul 26, 2017

Bolstering biodiversity at UQ
Winning the war on waste
Going meat-free to protect the planet
Associate Professor Winnifred Louis tells the crowd how to change the world
Waste-saving superstars at UQ
Green light for winning energy-efficiency idea
Fruit and Vegetable Scraps for Composting at Gatton campus
UQ School of Psychology's Karen Perkins, Christine McCoy and Nathacha Subero Castillo
The Mayne Centre HP enclosure
KeepCups can save you cash and help reduce landfill
Your PC needs a weekend too!
The PACE building's LED upgrade in progress on 21 April

WARPit turns one

Apr 11, 2017

UQ's new compost tumbler
The EV fast-charging stations were officially launched on 7 April 2016
More happy hollows for UQ birdlife
Clean Up Australia Day 2017
Energy team shines light on sustainability
WARPit comes to UQ

WARPit comes to UQ

Nov 11, 2016

PACE quickens for energy reduction
UQ reaches 20 million kWh solar milestone
Fast fashion quick to cause environmental havoc
Wrapped for recycling

Wrapped for recycling

Oct 7, 2016

Shut down to save power
The Global Change Institute has been shortlisted for a Green Gowns Built Environment Award
Cool results for Green Labs Freezer Month competition
A wood duck enjoying his bird box perch. Photo: Steve Gray
Celebrating Sustainability Week's success
Upgrades brighten two more carparks
Angela Allen, JK Murray Library Gatton, wins the Sustainable Building Competition
Changing boiler settings can significantly reduce energy usage
UQ's Art Museum, which is housed in the James and Mary Emelia Mayne Centre
Green Labs Online Forum
Seeds of change: The final stage of UQ's Riverbank Restoration
A visualisation of total pages printed at UQ on 23 February 2016: 82,290 pages or 164 reams of paper, assuming 100% single-sided printing (image by Paul Ninnes)
Green Offices Won't Junk the Environment
The newly rewired Duhig Building
Australian Paper's Gunther Jahnke educating the Green Office Reps
One of UQ's latest Bicycle Repair Stations
Christine McCallum (Project Officer -Sustainability) with staff from the Lifeline Superstore
Reducing our energy costs on hot days
135 tonnes of CO2e was saved over the Christmas shutdown
Thermal image shows the difference in surface temperature made by reflective paint
Taking root: riverbank restoration update
Life cycles, supply chains and sustainable consumption up for discussion
Lighting projects in 2015 have cut UQs annual energy bill by approximately $75,000
Gatton Campus Community Garden
Soft plastics recycling bin in the UQ Library tearoom
Green Office Everyday Energy Savings
Chilling the impact of UQ labs
Green Offices' Recycling Snapshots
Which lab is the greenest in the hood?
Mr Wayne Doran presents to Green Office Representatives

Cycle Safety Campaign

Apr 23, 2015

Mr Stuart Green with Green Office Representatives
L to R: Nilsen Berquier, Thomas Magor, Whitney Jeffery, Saphira Rekker and Katrina Tune.
Bring Your Own Cup (BYOC)

Bring Cup, Save Coin

Mar 26, 2015

Cycling has many physical and mental health benefits
Marching on to save the Richmond Birdwing Butterfly
A pair of rainbow lorikeets inspect a bird box on the Gatton campus (photo: Emily Dayman)
UQ Green Labs representative Simon Nevin of UQ's Centre for Advanced Imaging

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