We are championing a sustainable future by fostering the leaders of tomorrow, delivering world class research and building a sustainable campus.

Staff and students at Victoria University of Wellington, along with our partners, can make a real contribution to the global conversation on sustainability and the challenges we face.

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We're actively enhancing the resilience and sustainability of our natural heritage and capital at the University.

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Your Zero Carbon University

We are committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and achieving a goal of net zero carbon by 2030.

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Welcome to sustainability at Victoria University of Wellington

Learn about what sustainability means and why it matters, the University’s commitment to sustainability, and what you can do to help.

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  • Australasian Green Gown Awards

    Sustainable design courses win Green Gown Award

    For the third year in a row, the University has been honoured with a prestigious Australasian award for its sustainability leadership—this year for its sustainable design curriculum.

  • Waste education in the Hub

    Waste education the key to better waste management

    When it comes to throwing out your rubbish around campus, it’s clear which bin to dispose it in—paper items go in the paper bin, all plastic items and cans go in recycling, and the rest goes into general waste. Unfortunately, that doesn’t always happen.

  • Professor Mengjie Zhang

    Developing zero-carbon aquaculture through data science

    A collaboration led by Victoria University of Wellington has received $13 million in funding to help New Zealand transition to a zero-carbon society by applying data science to the aquaculture industry.