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We're Australia's first Carbon Neutral University

National Carbon Offset Standard LogoCSU has been declared Australia's first official carbon neutral university.

Certified as 'Carbon Neutral' against the National Carbon Offset Standard as part of the Australian Government's Carbon Neutral Program, CSU are once again demonstrating leadership in sustainability.

Find out more about how we reached our target.

Tree Planting Day Dubbo Campus 

Staff and students are invited to plant a tree at Dubbo Campus Tree Planting Day.

Wednesday 7th September 11.30am - 12.30pm. 

Please meet at the planting site - along the walking track between the back of the Nursing rooms and the multipurpose hall and rec centre.

Gloves and tools will be supplied on the day. 

Please wear a hat, sturdy footwear and bring a water bottle. 

Volunteers are welcome to join the SRC and enjoy a BBQ lunch after the planting.

For information - email Liz Laidlaw

Excellence in Sustainability Award

CSU Green are excited to announce that CSU won the Excellence in Sustainability Award at the 2016 Golden Crow Awards

CSU Green Manager Ed Maher with Excellence in Sustainability with Award Sponsor Paul Olsen from Origin Energy

Read CSU News for the full story

Electric Carts at CSU

CSU has launched two electric carts at Bathurst and Wagga Wagga campuses. Helping to reduce CSU's carbon emissions the new orange carts have low running costs and will get around campus allowing staff to drive where regular vehicles cannot access such as paths and across grass. 

See them in action via the news story of the launch

CSU Green - Coordinating sustainability initiatives across CSU campuses

Did you know?

Orange campus now has an organic waste collection through CSU Green's new initiative CSU Organics

Orange campus is collecting food scraps and other organic waste in the staff and residence kitchens. 

CSU Organics a great place for your food waste! 

Want to know what can go in your CSU Organics bin take a look at the factsheet

CSU Green are pleased to report the possums are happy to be moving home at Orange campus!

CSU Green provided funding through a Grass Roots Grant to the Division of Facilities Management at Orange campus to purchase several possum boxes to deter the possums sharing their residence with the students. 

The CSU Green team and DFM staff are happy to report that:

We have tenants in the boxes and Orange campus is "Possum Friendly".

Take a look at the news story published in the Central Western Daily.

If you have a great sustainability-related project that could be funded through the Grass Roots program, email

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Get Involved

Throughout the year CSU Green hosts regular events and offers opportunities for staff and student to get involved in interesting, educational, social and engaging sustainability-related activities. Here are some of the great initiatives on offer:

Join your Campus Environment Committee

Calling for students and staff who are keen to make a difference contributing to sustainability initiatives on their campus as a member of their CEC. Contact the CSU Green team for more information.

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Together - we've got this

CSU Green is always looking to assist with great, innovative projects that help our CSU community and the wider communities we are part of. In addition, if you are a staff member or student passionate about sustainability initiatives then be sure to get in touch with us today!  

Email the CSU Green team at: