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.

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 for staff and students to undertake practical actions to make Victoria University of Wellington more sustainable.

early morning cycle

Cycle Awareness Month

February is Cycle Awareness Month— time to make the most of the good weather and start cycling.

Adopt a native plant – Wellington City Council staff tending to native plants.

Growing our future

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

Home grown cabbages

Your new normal

Our University community share their lockdown experiences.

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.

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.

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

eBike riders pose with ebikes and bike accessories.

eBike Purchase Scheme

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

Line drawing of camera with image of Hunter Courtyard in lens.

Sustainability Photo Competition

Congratulations to our 2020 Sustainability Photo Competition winners.

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.

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

Growing Graduates

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

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

Get your fruit and veges supplied on campus.