Going Green @ Waikato encompasses many aspects of sustainability, especially student engagement, which plays a key part in our sustainability journey, via research, course work, quirky projects, community outreach, volunteering and competitions. We have delivered projects as diverse as: community gardens and worm farming, waste audits, building of solar powered composters, fun educational films, Zombies!, ecological education with schools, junk to art, surveys, and a student run Eco Emporium. Approx. 3000 students have been engaged and involved. These projects occurred 2013-2016.
Source is a not for profit sustainability cooperative. Established by a group of Geography and Environmental Studies students, Source is a wholefoods cooperative, bustling café, educational centre, and creative playground for students to come together (with each other, academics, professional staff and the community) to discuss and create new sustainability ideas and projects.