Read about some of the ways staff and students at Victoria University of Wellington are working towards a sustainable future and a clean, green environment.

  • Staff on ebikes

    Aotearoa Bike Challenge 2020

    They say you never forget how to ride a bike—and this February is the month to prove it by joining the Aotearoa Bike Challenge.

  • University staff shared ebike

    Are you aware you can trial the University eBike?

    Having never used an eBike before Marcus Harvey, Library Technology Services was curious to know how it would work between the Kelburn and Pipitea campuses. He was given the whole week by the Sustainability Team to have a go.

  • Australasian Green Gown Awards

    Sustainable design courses win Green Gown Award

    For the third year in a row, the University has been honoured with a prestigious Australasian award for its sustainability leadership—this year for its sustainable design curriculum.

  • Waste education in the Hub

    Waste education the key to better waste management

    When it comes to throwing out your rubbish around campus, it’s clear which bin to dispose it in—paper items go in the paper bin, all plastic items and cans go in recycling, and the rest goes into general waste. Unfortunately, that doesn’t always happen.

  • Professor Mengjie Zhang

    Developing zero-carbon aquaculture through data science

    A collaboration led by Victoria University of Wellington has received $13 million in funding to help New Zealand transition to a zero-carbon society by applying data science to the aquaculture industry.

  • Senior Lecturer Tonya Sweet

    Design thinking with a sustainable mindset

    Tonya Sweet, Senior Lecturer at Victoria University of Wellington’s School of Design, is bringing a sustainability focus to the popular problem-solving methodology known as design thinking.

  • Raven Maeder on climate march

    Inspiring young people to change the world

    Since she was very little, Raven Maeder would enthusiastically join her environmentally-minded parents at marches and other activist events they’d organised in her home town of Nelson.