From growing food to political activism, there is a green group for everyone. Groups are open to students and sometimes also staff and the wider community.
ANU Sustainability Learning Community (SLC)
ANU SLC is a collective of staff and students from across ANU who are addressing environmental and sustainability-related issues in the campus community.
The campus organic garden is maintained by volunteers and provides opportunities to gain hands-on gardening experience.
The garden now boasts multiple vegetable plots, an herb garden, a small orchard, a compost heap, a berry patch, an edible natives bed, a garden shed, an enclosed chicken coop and a wood fired pizza oven.
Volunteers are very welcome, no experience is required. The garden is located at the junction between Lawson Crescent and Lennox Crossing, next to the Canberra Environment Centre. It's very close to the National Museum.
We have working bees 10am to 12am every Saturday, as well as Wednesday 3pm to 5pm.
Mailing list SLC Garden mailing list
ANU Apiculture society
The ANU Apiculture Society was established to promote student scholarship on bees and to encourage students to engage with campus sustainability. The Apiculture Society manages its own hives, providing students with an opportunity to get involved in a practical project and to learn more about bees. The Society also offers a prize each semester for the best original bee-related student work.
Bee Prize http://bit.ly/UwDSP9
Australian Youth Climate Coalition
The Australian Youth Climate Coalition (AYCC) is building a generation wide movement to solve the climate crisis. We inspire, empower, mobilise and unite young people to take positive action on climate change for a cleaner, fairer future. We do this through short term political change and long term cultural change.
Fortnightly meetings: Monday 5:30pm, check out the facebook events page for details.
The Food Co-op shop sells local, organic produce to the ACT community. The Co-op is largely run by volunteers and people who sign up for membership can receive significant discounts by volunteering their time.
The Co-op serves also serves affordable organic, vegetarian breakfast and lunch, Monday to Friday, and every month hosts Acoustic Soup, a dinner event with live local talent - ranging from singers to slam poetry.
The Co-op is located at 3 Kingsley St on the ground floor of the Lena Karmel, Unilodge.
Founded in 2012, Dirty Beanstalk is a partner of the Food Co-op Shop and runs a rooftop garden bed on top of the Co-op's building and sells seeds out of the shop. Other activities include regular excursions to gardening-related sites, workshops and skillshares. The Dirty Beanstalk is open to both students and the wider community, and welcomes all levels of experience.
ANU Environment collective
ANU Environment Collective is the official undergraduate Environment group for ANUSA. We're a totally non-hierarchical group: decisions are made by consensus and by the people who decide to turn up.
We're also fun and friendly. We run info nights and events about important issues, everything from nuclear dangers to coal seam gas to our unsustainable food system. We run skillshares and have parties by the lake and are a strong part of ASEN, Australia's Student Environment Network.
We meet at the Food Co-Op from 5pm on Tuesdays during term.
Fenner school society
We aim to foster a sense of connection and belonging for anyone associated with the Fenner School of Environment and Society. Activities range from a drink at the pub, a toasty Fenner fire to an impromptu 'study break' in the library. It's as simple as that.
Green college reps
If you live on campus, your residence will have a Green Representative whose role is to organise sustainability-related events, as well as to reduce the ecological footprint of your residence. Most representatives run sub-committees, which are a great way to get involved in local sustainability issues. Green Reps aren't just limited to working within their residence, they also help with ANUgreen and SLC events.