9 Oct 2020

Sustainable scarfies: Otago establishes 'green' flats

From Nine To Noon, 9:25 am on 9 October 2020

Otago University is establishing a sustainability village for students who want to live in a more environmentally conscious way.

Twenty - mostly second year students - have been selected to live in the three Great King Street flats, where overseas students would normally be housed. The tenants, who'll pay $180/ week each, will be encouraged to compost, garden, save energy, stay active and foster community - and they'll be studied while they're doing it. Kathryn talks with University of Otago Sustainability Office Head Ray O'Brien and one of the successful applicants, Ellen Walters.

Garden compost bin for recycling kitchen food and garden waste including fruit and vegetable peelings, tea bags and egg shells.

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