Building a sustainable future
The University of Newcastle stands tall on the international, national and regional stage as an institution leading the way in climate action.
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.
Our Environmental Sustainability Plan 2019-2025 is guided by the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals and is our roadmap to contributing to the solutions, through our operations, research and education.
Sustainability on campus
With more than 37,000 students and 2,600 staff across 14 campuses and affiliated centres, it is the University’s responsibility to lead by example and develop and maintain our operations as sustainable communities. Our Environmental Sustainability Plan (ESP) is led by the need for tangible environmental sustainability outcomes.
Priority Action Areas
Here we look at recent initiatives and celebrate our environmental sustainability impacts as reported in the University’s 2019 Annual Report.