News

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.

  • 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.

  • Boomerang cups

    Bring back your boomerangs

    A scheme to reduce use of takeaway cups on campus has hit a snag - people are forgetting to return the cups.

  • Wokje Abrahamse with organisers of Tupperware Tuesdays

    How to motivate a pro-environmental populace

    Dr Wokje Abrahamse from Victoria University of Wellington’s School of Geography, Environment and Earth Sciences explores ways to influence people towards more environmentally sustainable behaviour.

  • VicPlus students assist with tunnel clean-up

    Students contribute to community clean-up

    A team of volunteers including Victoria University of Wellington students recently collected an estimated 1.5 tonnes of rubbish during a local clean-up.