The Sustainable Future Collective is a Movement
We are a society established from The University of Auckland, with the common objective of achieving a sustainable future for ourselves, and our planet. Our goal is to promote conversation and drive around all aspects of sustainability, from reducing our personal, societal, environmental and ethical impact to exploring how sustainability can be incorporated into our education and professions.
We all would have associated at some point in our lives, the concept of sustainability as being a subject only pursued by the hippiest of hippies, living in caravans in the middle a forest preaching for hugging as many trees as we can and 'saving the whales'. Though there is some merit in this sort of living, we see these attitudes as a thing of the past.
SFC believes in promoting sustainability in a way that isn't intrusive preaching nor living ridiculous lifestyles, but by making the world a more sustainable place through influencing modern culture in a chilled out, and real-world way. We bring a fresh, contemporary perspective towards these issues and take sustainability far beyond tree-hugging. SFC's three main objectives are:
1/ To bring the conversation of sustainability to student life and the industry in our respective areas of study in an organic and contemporary manner
2/ To provide a platform for people conscious about sustainability to meet, socialise, collaborate and share their passion for the subject. Sustainability centred organisations already exist with particular focusses within the university, however are often not heard. We act to form a united front between ourselves these groups
3/ To eventually contribute to being a driving force in bringing sustainability as a norm in daily life, university life and industry norms as a culture
We are a place for likeminded people to come together in working towards a better University of Auckland, better society and a better planet. We can all live a little better, and do our part each day being more sustainable as a species, even if it's just the small things.
We all live in parallel between ourselves and the world around us. Every action and decision we take has an impact. We share the commonality of calling this planet home.
We are all 'the collective'.