Sustainability at Charles Sturt

Sustainability at Charles Sturt staff are located in the Division of Facilities Management at Wagga Wagga (Building 440, Boorooma Street), Albury-Wodonga (Building 674, Wells Avenue) and Bathurst (Building 1275, Panorama Avenue).

Meet the Sustainability at Charles Sturt team

You can ask us a sustainability question or make a suggestion at

Ed Maher - Sustainability at Charles Sturt Manager

Ed Maher has over ten 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 Charles Sturt, at home, and in their future careers. You will most likely see Ed pedalling around the Wagga Wagga Campus!

Email: for questions relating to:

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

Ben Heard - Sustainability Project Officer

Ben is a Charles Sturt graduate with qualifications in Environmental Science and is currently working towards postgraduate qualifications in Sustainability and Environmental Management. Before coming to join the Sustainability at Charles Sturt Team, Ben held roles within the conservation and ecotourism industry working in some iconic locations across Australia. Through these experiences Ben has developed a flair for connecting people with the environment, and creating awareness and engagement in sustainable practices.

Email: for questions relating to:

  • The Learning in Future Environments (LiFE) Index - planning, consultation and implementation
  • Sustainability evaluation activities
  • Biodiversity management across Charles Sturt University

John Martin - Project Officer, Energy Management

John is a proud Wiradjuri man and is tasked with accelerating project delivery and reducing Charles Sturt carbon emissions. John installed his first renewable energy system in 1998 and has been involved in delivery of many megawatts of solar since then. He is Nabers accredited, and has also completed qualifications for Design and Install Grid connect solar as well as Stand Alone Power Systems.

For the last five years John has been delivering energy efficiency projects in the manufacturing, supermarket supply chain, hospitality, education and food production sectors.

Email: for questions relating to:

  • Implementing the Charles Sturt University 2030 Energy Strategy

Peter Skewes - Energy Manager

Peter has tertiary qualifications in chemical engineering and a Masters of Business Administration. He has previously worked in manufacturing across a broad range of industry sectors including petrochemical, industrial goods, and wood products.

Email: for questions relating to:

  • Energy and water use
  • Sustainability on the Albury-Wodonga Campus

Zoe Rodwell – Partnerships Coordinator

Zoe is a Charles Sturt graduate with qualifications in Communication, Cultural Event Management and Learning and Teaching in Higher Education. Zoe has over fifteen years experience working with Charles Sturt students in community events and innovative education projects. Zoe works closely with our team of Student Sustainability Advisers and is passionate about engaging students with sustainable practice, developing creative communication content, and working with staff to embed sustainability into curriculum and student spaces.

Email: for questions relating to:

  • Student Sustainability Advisers and engagement projects
  • Events and grants
  • Sustainability in Learning and Teaching