Otago Polytechnic is renowned for Sustainability. Sustainability is embedded in all that we do, as we develop sustainable practitioners.
Study Block 5 at OPAIC will focus on Goal 3 of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, which is Good Health and Wellbeing. We will also look at Goal 17, which is ‘Partnerships for the Goals’.
ICT and Facilities Manager Sonny Teio will kick-start the Study Block with a campus Sustainability Workshop, from 12-1pm on Wednesday 28 October and Thursday 29 October on Level 1. All staff and students are encouraged to attend one of these sessions.
To progress Climate Action, it will be important for staff and graduates to be active champions of sustainability, no matter what their qualification.
The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals are the framework we use to map sustainability at Otago Polytechnic and OPAIC. They are 17 interlinked goals which create a ‘blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all’, They were set by the UN General Assembly in 2015 to be achieved by 2030. Read more here.
All students should now have access, via Moodle, to a PowerPoint presentation introducing the Sustainable Development Goals. Each goal has targets, tools, and indicators to measure, monitor and visualise progress.
OPAIC is preparing for our Sustainability Industry Open Day, which will take place on Wednesday 2 December. Our Industry Partners will be able to see student sustainability initiatives, presentations, posters and research at this event. It will be a fabulous opportunity to showcase OPAIC students’ capabilities in front of potential employers.