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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.

Sustainability Scorecard 2015

The 2015 Sustainability Scorecard is here! 

Take a look and help celebrate sustainability initiatives and achievements at CSU. 

The 2015 Sustainability Scorecard features:

  • LiFE
  • 2015 Sustainability Awards
  • Campus Environment Committee Reports
  • CSU Environmental Footprint Reports

CSU - Green Globe, Green Gown and Blue Star award finalists

CSU are in the running for three 2016 Sustainability Awards! 

In recognition of CSU's sustainability achievements throughout 2016 the CSU Green team are pleased to announce CSU as finalists in the following awards:

 

The NSW Government's Green Globe Awards celebrating excellence, leadership and innovation in sustainability. 

Winners announced 28th October 2016.

The ACTS Green Gown Awards Australasia recognising excellence in sustainability within the tertiary education sector in Australasia. 

Winners announced 3rd November 2016.

Keep NSW Beautiful's Blue Star Sustainability Awards recognising and celebrating the hard work of NSW citizens who promote responsible environmental management in their local area. 

Winners announced 5th November 2016.

Sustainability Grants NOW OPEN

Do you have an idea for a sustainability-related research project?

CSU's Annual Sustainability Grant Stream Two Sustainability Research Seed Grant funding is NOW OPEN. With a total funding pool of $40,000 applicants can apply for a maximum of $10,000 per project. The due date for Stream Two applications is Thursday 13th October 2016 by 5 pm.

Application forms and further information is available from the CSU Green website http://www.csu.edu.au/csugreen/grants 

ACTS Annual Photo Comp

CSU staff and students are encouraged to enter the 2016 ACTS Annual Photography Competition.

The theme "River to Reef" invites photographic entries featuring water, conceptualising the importance and connectivity of this most essential element.

Entries are now open and you can visit www.acts.asn.au for details.

You can enter to win a grand prize of one thousand dollars!

Entries close Friday September 30th.

Abercrombie Connections – Fullerton / Hadley


Would you like to make some new friends and give something back to the environment? Conservation Volunteers Australia (CVA) is looking for Volunteers to join their Abercrombie Connections revegetation project in the beautiful Southern Tablelands of NSW.

Book for a day, to get away overnight or even stay for a 4-night Mini break!

  • Mon 24th - Fri 28th October
  • Mon 28th November - Friday 2nd December

CSU Green are providing financial support for students (3 sponsored positions) to join in on the Abercrombie Connections experience. Email the CSU Green team csugreen@csu.edu.au for more information.

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

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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 csugreen@csu.edu.au 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: csugreen@csu.edu.au

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