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.

Sustainability photo competition

Sustainability Photo Competition

We are excited to invite all students and staff to share your sustainability stories and enter the 2023 Sustainability Photo Competition.

Maintaincycle May

Maintaincycle May

Join us during Maintaincycle May for some hands-on tuition sessions. Bring your own bike and upskill for your next ride.

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

Green Impact

Green Impact is a fun and flexible programme that enables staff and students to undertake practical actions to make our University more sustainable.

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.

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.

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.

Home grown cabbages

Your new normal

Our University community share their lockdown experiences.

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.

Bees wax wraps – container covered in beeswax wrap, celery and beeswax pellets.

DIY beeswax wraps

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

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 and markets

Check out the food options and markets on campus.