Green Week

Monday, 13 September - Friday, 17 September

Green Week

8:00am - 5:00pm
The University of Newcastle, Australia
University Drive, Newcastle, NSW, 2308

From the organiser...

Green Week is back for 2021 to once again turn the spotlight on sustainability.

We have an exciting week of online events and environmentally-friendly initiatives lined up that will help you positively impact the Earth and your life.

We’ve got workshops, tutorials, garden tours, and a special appearance by Australia’s favourite celebrity gardener – Costa Georgiadis!

RSVP to this event to keep up to date with the schedule and we’ll see you (virtually) in the garden 🙂

Make sure you tag us in your Green Week adventures at home with #UniNewcastle.


‘Top Tips’ | All week
We’ll be posting tip top sustainability tips to our Facebook page throughout the week.


Online Community Garden Tour | 12pm
Callaghan Community Garden Student Volunteers will show you around their garden
Online via University of Newcastle Students Facebook Page

Cooking with Alex (Local Connections) | 10.30am
Join Alex from Local Connections for some amazing cooking tips
Online via UNSA Facebook page:

How to ‘Recycle with Newcastle City Council | 1pm
Join Newcastle City Council to learn all about recycling correctly
Online via Zoom:


Straight Outta Compost Workshop | 12pm
The Story of Feedback Organic Recovery hosted by David Sivyer
Online via iSee VC Social Campus

Green Week Trivia | 12pm
Join UNSA for some Green Themed Trivia
Online via Zoom:

Callaghan Community Garden Presents… Costa Georgiadis! | 12pm

Join Costa Georgiadis to talk all things gardening, ask questions, and get some tip and tricks on how to garden at home:

Costa Georgiadis has been the Silver Logie awarded presenter of Australia’s much loved and long lasting show Gardening Australia. A landscape architect, environmental educator and television presenter, Costa has an absolute love for plants and people, which is evident in every project he touches and every presentation he makes. Costa’s charm, charisma and passion make him a particularly appealing public speaker who has a gift for making his important messages engaging and highly entertaining.

Online via Zoom:

Documentary Film Night: ‘Riverblue’ | 7pm

This film spans the globe to infiltrate one of the world’s most pollutive industries, fashion. Blue Jeans, one of our favourite iconic products has destroyed rivers and impacted the lives of people who count on these waterways for their survival. Following international river conservationist, Mark Angelo and narrated by clean water supporter Jason Priestley, this Riverblue examines the destruction of our rivers, its effect on humanity, and the solutions that inspire hope for a sustainable future. Winner of Best Documentary Feature at the Raindance Film Festival.

Online via Zoom: