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 3016, 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 pedaling around the Wagga campus!

Email: 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 is passionate about sustainability and environmental issues and 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.

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

Gareth Johnston - Project Officer

Gareth is focused on the Charles Sturt University 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 one hundred percent clean electric future.

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 an Masters of Business Administration.  He has previously worked in manufacturing across a broad range of industry sectors including petro-chemical, industrial goods and wood products.

Email: for questions relating to:

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