CSU Green office

CSU Green offices are located in the Division of Facilities Management at Wagga Wagga (Building 440, Boorooma Street) and Bathurst Campus (Building 3016, Panorama 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

Peter Harris - Energy manager

Peter Harris is passionate about reducing energy usage for the cost and carbon savings it offers the University. Peter has a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering and a Masters of Commerce and has worked in energy efficiency for over eight years at a variety of large energy using companies and as a consultant advising other firms.
Email: pharris@csu.edu.au
Contact Peter for questions relating to:

  • Energy and water use reduction
  • Sustainability on the Orange and Dubbo campuses

Nicola Smith - Coordinator Partnerships

Nicola Smith has over five years of experience in the area of Environmental Sustainability. Completing a science degree in 2006, Nicola continued on to study a Masters of Philosophy in fluvial geomorphology. Her love for ecosystem services drives her passion for sustainable living.
Nicola has previously worked for Wagga Wagga City Council as the project officer of the Great Green Challenge 2011, introducing sustainability into the wider Wagga Wagga Community. Nicola is responsible for the communication, engagement and biodiversity aspects of sustainability initiatives implemented on campus and is currently working on developing biodiversity management, maintenance and monitoring plans for each campus.
Email: nismith@csu.edu.au
Contact Nicola for questions relating to:

  • CSU Sustainability Grants
  • Biodiversity
  • Staff sustainability network
  • Engagement opportunities

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 - Graphic designer

Kerri has been part of the CSU Green team for almost three years and has previously worked as a 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 (Honours) from CSU 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

Alesha Elbourne - Sustainability officer

Alesha Elbourne does her best to live by the motto 'always leave a place better than you found it' and is passionate about sustainable living and environmental education.
Alesha completed a Bachelor of Communications – Theatre and Media (Honours) at CSU Bathurst. She has a passion for eco arts and since graduating university, Alesha has participated in Waste 2 Art Bathurst, created events with an eco design focus and used theatre and performance for environmental education.
Alesha brings creativity to the sustainability message for CSU Green projects.
Email: aelbourne@csu.edu.au
Contact Alesha for questions relating to:

  • CSU Organics
  • Battery recycling
  • CSU Green website and social media
  • CSU Green engagement activities
  • Sustainability on the Bathurst and Port Macquarie campuses