CSU supports Port Macquarie Hastings Sustainability Showcase

28 FEBRUARY 2019

* CSU a major sponsor of sustainability showcase on Mid North Coast * CSU interactive displays examine use of plastic and oceanic plastic pollution * CSU’s impressive sustainability journey explainedThe environmental expertise of Charles Sturt University (CSU) underpins its support as a major sponsor of the Port Macquarie Hastings Sustainability Showcase on Friday 1 and Saturday 2 March.This event is organised and hosted by the Port Macquarie Hastings Sustainability Network whose members include CSU staff and students.Ms Michelle Wilkinson (pictured left), partnerships coordinator with CSU Green in the CSU Division of Facilities Management, said that as a major sponsor the University has also provided funding for the event through its CSU Green project grants.“This fun and informative event for the whole community aims to educate, inform and inspire individuals and businesses on the latest ideas, products and trends in sustainability,” Ms Wilkinson said.“The Charles Sturt University stand at the event is hosted by the Faculty of Science and CSU Green.“It showcases environmental sciences and features interactive displays about our use of plastic and the impact of plastic pollution on the ocean.“CSU Green will host a presentation on Friday 1 March about how CSU is weaving sustainability considerations into everything that it does, and it’s an opportunity for people to find out more about how the University is helping its community to live well in a world worth living in.”Guest speakers at the Sustainability Showcase include Mr Costa Georgiadis from the popular long-running ABC TV gardening show Gardening Australia, and Mr Giles Parkinson from RenewEconomy.The Port Macquarie Hastings Sustainability Showcase is at Port Macquarie Racecourse from 12pm to 5pm Friday 1 March, and from 9am to 4pm Saturday 2 March.The Showcase will focus on the following key sectors of sustainability:Natural environment, the built environment, goods and services, food and agriculture, transport and infrastructure, stationary energy, waste and recycling, health and well-being, tourism, and ethical investment.Find out about the latest electric vehicles and solar systems, environmentally-friendly products for your home and your business, local food, and products and services.Visitors to the event can access more than 50 displays, 30 seminar presentations, 15 workshops, and a full program of kids activities to learn about reducing energy and water use, composting, eco-cleaning, biodiversity off-sets, organic farming, and much more.Learn more about the Port Macquarie Hastings Sustainability Showcase here: http://www.pmhsn.org.au/hastings-sustainability-showcase/

Media Note:

Contact CSU Media via news@csu.edu.au or Bruce Andrews on 0418 669 362 to arrange interviews with CSU Green’s Ms Michelle Wilkinson.

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