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Sustainability Grants close Friday 1 July 2016

Do you have an idea for a sustainability project on your campus? 

CSU's Annual Sustainability Grant Stream One (small projects) funding is NOW OPEN. With a total funding pool of $60,000 applicants can apply for a maximum of $15,000 per project. The due date for Stream One applications is FRIDAY 1 JULY 2016 by 5 pm.

Staff and students interested in implementing a small engaging campus or workplace sustainability initiative can apply for the Grass Roots grant program. With a total funding pool of $15,000 applicants can apply for a maximum of $1,000 per project and applications are accepted year round. 

Tree Planting Day Wagga Wagga Campus

Would you like to plant a native tree and improve biodiversity on your campus?

Tree Planting Day is planned for Wagga Wagga Campus on Friday 8th July 2016 from 10am to 12pm. 

Meet the CSU Green team at Albert Pugsley Place (near Joyes Hall) P76. 

Please wear sturdy footwear and bring a water bottle. 

Gloves and tools will be supplied and tree planting volunteers are invited to a BBQ lunch following the planting. 

For catering RSVP to by Monday July 4th.

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: