Sustainability on campus
We engage students, staff and the wider community in opportunities to learn and collaborate on sustainability issues through on-campus action, programs and operations.
The Sustainability Team works to advance the University of Melbourne as exemplars of sustainable, equitable community through our campus operations, environments and engagement activities. Universities have a special role and responsibility in confronting the challenges of global sustainability in a changing climate through environmental stewardship.
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Bringing sustainability to life on campus
Virtual sustainability tour
Navigate the map for a self-guided tour of our sustainability initiatives, services and infrastructure on campus.
Reduce, reuse, recycle
Discover how you can help maintain a sustainable campus through reducing your contribution to landfill waste.
Energy and emissions
A key focus is on reducing energy consumption where we can and offsetting emissions through renewable energy projects where we can't.
In June 2017, we became the first and only University to achieve a 6 Star Communities rating – equating to world leadership – for our Parkville campus.
There is a huge range of research happening across the University that works towards the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.
Sustainability at Melbourne is governed by the University’s Sustainability Framework, comprising three elements: the Sustainability Charter, Plan and annual Report. This Framework integrates action on sustainability across all areas of institutional activity and aligns with the strategic priorities of Advancing Melbourne.
Our campuses and communities are integral to University action on sustainability under the Sustainability Framework, aiming to provide students, staff and the community with opportunities to learn, engage with and act on sustainability issues.
Be a part of the change
There are many ways you can contribute to achieving a sustainable campus. Join a program or group today.
Join the University of Melbourne's sustainability change and engagement program
Get involved in sustainability while at university by volunteering, joining a club or doing an internship.
How much do you know about sustainability at the University? Take the test and win a free reusable drink bottle
Learn about the environmental impacts of events and what you can do to minimise them
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