Get involved

Help us to build a sustainable future. Check out what you can do through the University and find more sustainable possibilities for everyday living.

A student plants a tree in a conservation area on a hill by Wellington with a large bay in the background.

Growing our future

The University is working with Wellington City Council and Conservation Volunteers New Zealand to help restore native forests around the Wellington region.

Green Impact award ceremony – Staff teams completing the first year of the Green Impact programme were presented the Piwakawaka award.

Green Impact

Want to have fun while engaging in meaningful environmental change on campus? Become an environmental champion by joining Green Impact!

Sustainability seminar series

PhD candidates whose research aligns with the UN’s SDGs can use this opportunity to showcase their work in order to foster discussions and build connections.

Just reuse logo

Just Reuse! on campus

If you can't reuse it then refuse it - join us in saying 'yes' to reusable cups on campus.

eBike riders pose with ebikes and bike accessories.

E-bike Purchase Scheme

Cycling is a great form of low carbon transport. The E-bike Purchase Scheme is one way to help take the first step.

Honey bee on Manuka blossom.

Extra-curricular opportunities

Victoria University of Wellington has many opportunities outside the classroom for you to get involved with sustainable initiatives.

Two wind turbine workers wearing a safety harness and yellow hard hats, walk down a gravel road with many wind turbines in the background.

Sustainability beyond the University

Sustainability is about a way of life. There are many sustainability activities and initiatives that you can get involved with.

Hands holding kumara from the student garden on campus.

Seven simple steps

Everyone at the University can help make it more environmentally sustainable. Here are seven easy ways to minimise your footprint.

Five of the 17 posters showcasing Sustainable Development Goals that read, No Poverty (Pōhara Kore), Zero Hunger (Hemokai Kore), Good Health and Wellbeing (Mauri Ora), Quality Education (Akoranga Pai), Gender Equality (Mana Taurite).

Sustainable Development Goals in te reo Māori

The United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals are now available in te reo Māori

Employee volunteer programme – volunteers planting trees on hillside.

Conservation Volunteers New Zealand

The University is encouraging staff to get involved in volunteering.

Two female students smile joyously while planting in raised bed.

Food Co-ops, gardens and markets

Check out the food options and markets on campus.

A student plants a tree in a conservation area on a hill by Wellington with a large bay in the background.

Growing our future

Join our planting events because one of the best actions we can take to improve our natural environment is to plant native trees.

Sustainability photo competition

Sustainability Photo Competition

Check out our winners in the 2023 Sustainability Photo Competition.

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