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.

  • Research paper reveals conservation ‘winners’

    A group of academics, including Associate Professor Nicola Nelson from Victoria University of Wellington's School of Biological Sciences, has today published a paper showcasing New Zealand’s success in conservation over the past 30 years.

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    Green Campus Day celebrates sustainability

    In conjunction with Australian Campuses Towards Sustainability (ACTS), ‘Green Campus Day’ helps campuses celebrate sustainable buildings around New Zealand and Australia.

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    ‘Decent work’ – good for business?

    By standing for something, you can stand out. That was the message from Karma Cola’s Matt Morrison during ‘How can “Decent Work” be good for business?’, a panel discussion at Victoria University of Wellington’s Victoria Business School.

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    Why irrigation dams are a dumb idea

    Big irrigation dams like the one proposed for Waimea River in Nelson sound like a great idea. Dr Mike Joy, a Senior Researcher in Victoria University of Wellington's Institute for Governance and Policy Studies looks at the implications.

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    Preserving history through virtual reality

    A group of Victoria University of Wellington Architecture students have brought historical architecture and social history to life with a virtual reality project to explore Wellington’s Gordon Wilson Flats.

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    What climate change could do to mental health

    Gene impact on emotional stability is greater in heatwaves and other extreme weather events, Victoria University Professor of Psychology Ronald Fischer and co-researchers have discovered.