We provide leadership, innovation and inspiration to our staff, students and the broader community in environmental sustainability.

Sustainability

At the University of Newcastle, we are proud to be leaders in environmental management in the higher education sector.

We provide leadership, innovation and inspiration to our staff, students and the broader community in environmental sustainability.Sustainability

We apply responsible environmental practices and are always looking at ways to improve. Staff, students and our partners are currently working to an ambitious agenda that reflects the priorities of our diverse University community - outlined in the Environmental Sustainability Plan 2011-13 (PDF 1.4MB).

We are a signatory to the Talloires Declaration, an international, voluntary ten-point action plan for incorporating sustainability and environmental literacy in university activities.

To help achieve our sustainability goals we are affiliated with several other organisations. 

We are founding members of Newcastle's Together Today, which provides simple and practical information on how to take environmental action. We are also active members of Australasian Campuses Towards Sustainability (ACTS) and Tertiary Education Facilities Management Association (TEFMA).