We are students from the University of Auckland using our collective skills to offset environmental degradation, allowing future generations to thrive.

 

We belong to a multitude of disciplines, but we share a common goal. SFC is working towards a people powered, environmentally restorative future. We work with industry professionals, scientists, engineers as well as other university groups and organisations such as The Sustainability Society.

Our main focus is using these connections to educate and engage other students about environmental redress and how to get involved!

If you are interested in attending an event, or want to become a member, sign up and like us on Facebook.

 

Meet the heart of SFC

2019 Executive Team

Adam Scott
Treasurer

Ashleigh Harris
Head of Marketing

Georgia McCrory-Bowick
Bee Sanctuary Director

Helena Li
Vice President

Rosie Green
President

Dana Ye-Lee
Graphic Designer

Melanie Duff
Action Group Leader

Sarah Goedhart
Action Group Leader

Hyeon-Joo Kim
Secretary

Merle Mahon
Marketing and Events

Caitlyn Prince
Action Group Leader

 Calling all Pollinator Pals to our buzziest of action groups: The UoA Bee Sanctuary!

Formed in July of 2018, the sanctuary was created with the intention to provide much-needed habitat on campus for Auckland city’s hungry pollinators.

The Bee Sanctuary team educate students with on-site workshops about the essential role pollinators play in ecosystems, our society and as a planet! Check out some photos of our past events below. These workshops have included two plantings, a seed bomb workshop, an insect hotel workshop, a seed saving workshop with For the Love of Bees and collaborated with SFC’s ‘Free things for your flat’ event, providing flowering plants to students so they can create pollinator habitats in their own gardens. Our workshops are free, educational and fun! Follow us on Facebook to stay up to date.

We are committed to growing a habitat which can sustain a healthy insect population, and provide a space for students to come and learn about a range of ecological processes through gardening. From learning about soil, seeds, pollinator plants, insect habitats, to composting and growing food. We hope that these initiatives will spark students interest in the rich possibilities of the outside world, and the role they can play as an integral part of this interconnected system we call earth.

We are open to suggestions and collaborations with anyone wanting to contribute to the conversation connected to pollinator habitats, insects, soil ecology, growing food, composting, - all things garden related! Everything is interconnected and we do not want to limit ourselves. So if you have an idea you would like to pitch to us we are happy to hear it! Email us at UoABeeSanctuary@gmail.com or message us on Instagram or Facebook.

We are immensely grateful to SFC for supporting us since our very beginnings. They provided the space for us to grow into a small yet committed team and provide the occasional funds here and there for our workshops.

If you’ve been inspired to create your own action group... Remember, anyone can make an action group! All it requires is someone to contact SFC, ask for some support, form a team, an idea, plan some actions and you are sorted!

Contact SFC to find out more.


We've re-purposed thrifted tees into SFC apparel 

Our SFC tees are secondhand op-shop finds. We look for good quality tees in any size, any colour, any style. Next we organise a screen printing working bee. This means that our merch is handcrafted, ethical, and environmentally-friendly. 

Get your hands on one of our tees by coming to our events or emailing us.