CSU Green office

CSU Green offices are located in the Division of Facilities Management at Wagga Wagga (Building 440, Boorooma Street) and Albury-Wodonga (Building 674, Wells Avenue).

Meet the CSU Green team

You can ask us a sustainability question or make a suggestion at csugreen@csu.edu.au

Ed Maher - CSU Green Manager

Ed Maher has over eight years of experience in the sustainability field, with qualifications in Environmental Science and Carbon Management. He is an active participant in local natural resource management groups and gets a buzz about finding ways to do the same things using fewer resources. Ed is passionate about making a real change for the future by assisting students and staff to understand what they can do to act sustainably at CSU, at home and in their future careers. You will most likely see Ed pedalling around Wagga campus!
Email: emaher@csu.edu.au
Contact Ed for questions relating to:

  • Energy, waste and water use reduction
  • Sustainability on the Albury-Wodonga or Wagga Wagga campuses

Kym Witney-Soanes - Sustainability Project Officer

Kym has previously worked in a number of diverse positions as a project manager, evaluator, researcher and natural resource management professional in Wagga Wagga, South Coast WA, Western District Victoria and the Queensland section of the Murray-Darling Basin. She has a small consultancy, KWS Research, and undertakes oral history work. She is very keen on sustainability and environmental issues as well as the challenges rural women face. She strongly believes in the power of connecting people to create change.
Kym has a Bachelor of Science from ANU and a Master of Science degree from Griffith University in Environmental Management. Kym's role at CSU Green is to assist with the implementation of the Learning in Future Environments (LiFE) Strategy.  Email: kwitneysoanes@csu.edu.au
Contact Kym for questions relating to:

  • The LiFE Strategy priorities and activities
  • Sustainability evaluation activities

Kerri-Anne Chin - Communication and Design Officer

Kerri has been part of the CSU Green team for four years and has previously worked as a senior graphic designer at advertising agency, Jam Media in Wagga Wagga. She has a passion for visual communication and strongly believes in the benefits of how good design can engage audiences through the visual display of information. Kerri has a Bachelor of Creative Arts and Design and a Bachelor of Creative Practice (Hons) from CSU Wagga Wagga and works on promotional material for the various CSU Green sustainability initiatives. (Kerri’s favourites are Ride 2 Work Day and Tree Planting Day) She’s also an active recycler.
Email: kchin@csu.edu.au
Contact Kerri for questions relating to:

  • Promotional material for new sustainability initiatives
  • Designs related to existing sustainability initiatives

Michelle Wilkinson - Coordinator Partnerships

Michelle has been working in the Climate Change and Sustainability space since 2007 after travelling the world and witnessing the impacts of waste and environmental destruction on seemingly 'pristine' places.  Michelle has an interest in behaviour change and is passionate about the saying "small changes - BIG impacts" - Everyone connected with Charles Sturt Uni can make positive change!  Currently Michelle is learning how to look after her 30,000+ "pets" - her beehive!

Email: csugreen@csu.edu.au
Contact Michelle for questions relating to:

  • Student Sustainability Advisors
  • Campus sustainability initiatives and promotion of sustainability
  • CSU Green grants

Paolo Corrada - Energy Manager

Paolo is a dedicated energy conservation engineer with more than 25 years of experience in energy efficiency providing sustainable energy services to reduce energy costs, evaluate energy-related projects, performing onsite verifications of reported energy efficiency measures and seeking energy efficiency funding.

Paolo holds a degree in engineering and a double PhD with focus toward air conditioning, heating systems, lighting, co-generation and tri-generation systems, renewable energy technologies such as PV and solar thermal.”

Email: pcorrada@csu.edu.au
Contact Paolo for questions relating to:

  • Energy use and efficiency across university buildings

Gareth Johnston - Project Officer

Gareth is focused on the CSU Green 2030 Energy Strategy. Building on over 20 years experience in sustainability with renewables and climate resilience as key practice areas, he works to build strong resilient and sustainable communities. Gareth has worked on wind, solar, gas and energy efficiency projects, is building an off grid farm, drives a hybrid and is hopeful about creating a 100% clean electric future.

Email gjohnston@csu.edu.au

Contact Gareth for questions relating to implementing the CSU Green 2030 Energy Strategy