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.

Adopt a native plant

Growing our future

One of the best actions we can take to improve our environment is to plant native trees.

Green Impact award ceremony

Green Impact

Green Impact is a fun and flexible programme for staff and students to undertake practical actions to make Victoria University of Wellington more sustainable.

ebike riders

eBike Purchase Scheme

The eBike Purchase Scheme is offered to all students and staff for a limited period.

Bees wax wraps

DIY beeswax wraps

Learn how to make your own beeswax food wraps that you can wash and use again and again.

Line drawing of camera

2020 Sustainability Photo Competition

Students and staff are invited to enter the 2020 Sustainability Photo Competition.

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.

Two people wearing safety harnesses at Makara windfarm

Sustainability beyond the University

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

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.

Five Sustainable Development Goals

Sustainable Development Goals in te reo Māori

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

Student works on conservation area in Wellington

Growing Graduates

Contribute to Wellington's natural environment by taking part in our annual Growing Graduates tree planting day.

Employee volunteer programme

Conservation Volunteers New Zealand

The University is encouraging staff to get involved in volunteering.

Students planting raised bed

Food Co-ops and markets

Get your fruit and veges supplied on campus.