Our Commitment to Sustainability
As a global leader in higher education, our mission is to provide an example of outstanding ethical behaviour by reducing negative impacts on the environment and fostering a 'sustainable culture' on campus.
We believe it is our civic duty and corporate social responsibility to be actively progressing ambitious environmental goals, including to reduce our carbon emissions. We are demonstrating our commitment to the City and State’s carbon neutral vision by being the first major institution to sign up to Carbon Neutral Adelaide’s partnership program.
We believe that our physical campus should reflect our environmental values. We strive to reduce the University's carbon emission profile and to incorporate features into our campuses that make it easier for staff, students and visitors to act in an environmentally responsible way. We are demonstrating our commitment to campus sustainability with a five-year Plan that details strategies to improve environmental performance, deliver operational savings and add value to the student experience through meaningful engagement.
We believe that sustainability can be a fun and meaningful way of contributing to the university community, and to the broader goals of the institution. We support the State’s low carbon transition through Ecoversity emission reduction initiatives, training, events and internships to help prepare undergraduate students to become future leaders in sustainability.