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CSU Green eCards 

Save paper by sending your 2016 season's greetings with CSU Green's beautiful and very-merry Australian flora themed eCards

Download your favourites to issue to your fellow staff members or clients before the Christmas break:

  • Bottlebrush
  • Dianella
  • Kurrajong
  • Lomandra
  • Wattle

CSU - Green Gown Award Australasia Winner for 2016

CSU has received further accolades for the leadership it has shown in becoming Australia's first certified Carbon Neutral university by winning the Green Gown Award Australasia - Carbon Reduction category. 

The Award which recognises excellence in sustainability within the tertiary education sector in Australasia was presented as part of the annual Australasian Campuses Towards Sustainability conference.

To read more on this terrific achievement

CSU - Green Globe Winner for 2016

 CSU has been recognised as one of the state's biggest movers and shakers in environmental excellence, leadership and innovation taking out the 2016 Green Globe prize at the award ceremony held at the Art Gallery of NSW.

As Australia's first carbon neutral university CSU was acknowledged for this achievement as joint winners of this year's Regional Sustainability Award along with Jaliigirr Biodiversity Alliance.

Congratulations to all finalists for your hard work and commitment to excellence in sustainability.

To read more on this great achievement

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 - Blue Star award finalists

CSU have been awarded a finalist award for the Sustainable Systems category in the 2016 Blue Star Sustainability Awards! 

In recognition of CSU's sustainability achievements throughout 2016 the CSU Green team are pleased to be finalists in 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. Congratulations to the Overall Regional Sustainability Award prize winners - the city of Maitland.

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 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 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: