Building a sustainable future
The University of Newcastle stands tall on the international, national and regional stage as an institution leading the way in research excellence and education. As such, it is our responsibility to take our place within the global effort facing the challenges of building a more sustainable world.
We know that environmental and social responsibility is extremely important to our staff, students and communities. We also recognise that prioritising environmental sustainability isn’t just a nice thing to do, it’s fundamental to our future.
That’s why we’ve developed the Environmental Sustainability Plan 2019-2025. Guided by the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, this plan is our roadmap to operating in a sector leading, environmentally sustainable way.
Endorsed by the University Committee on Environmental Sustainability, Executive Committee, and University Council, it provides a clear action plan to deliver measurable improvements in our environmental performance.Environmental Sustainability Plan 2019-2025 Download a copy of the plan (PDF - 11MB)
Here we look at recent initiatives and celebrate our environmental sustainability impacts as reported in the University’s 2018 Annual Report.
Watch this space
We're working on a website refresh to better communicate our sustainability targets, as well as report our progress against environmentally and socially responsible priorities.