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.

  • Three one litre full milk bottles

    We're bringing back glass!

    The University is one of the first large organisations in Wellington to trial the use of glass milk bottles.

  • Grant Guilford and Brenda Vale

    From pets to burgers - behind our eco-footprints

    Some pets can have an annual ecological footprint equivalent to a car travelling 10,000 kilometres a year, points out the recipient of Victoria University of Wellington's inaugural Staff Sustainability Excellence Award, Professor Brenda Vale.

  • Empty shell on beach

    Native marine species threatened by climate change

    New research led by Victoria University of Wellington has shown a significant threat to an organism crucial to the growth of many marine species including native New Zealand pāua and kina.

  • Stack of A4 white paper

    P-Card initiative cuts paper use

    In January 2018 the procurement team in Finance introduced the Image Module for P-Card coding, a digital way of submitting monthly P-Card documentation.

  • Victoria Business School releases second PRME report

    PRME is a United Nations supported initiative that aims to raise the profile of sustainability in schools around the world and to equip business students with the understanding and ability to deliver change.

  • Student volunteers

    Celebrating our volunteers

    Last week, Victoria University of Wellington celebrated the student volunteers who make change in our community as part of this year’s Student Volunteer Week—a national campaign run in conjunction with Volunteering New Zealand to recognise the contributions of volunteers and to encourage students to give volunteering a go.

  • Grant Guilford and Brenda Vale

    Sustainability Excellence Award

    This week we profile the winner of the Sustainability Excellence Award, which was awarded for the first time in 2018.