Campus Sustainability Plan (2016-2020)

The University has reduced emissions and is fostering a sustainable campus culture by investing in low-carbon infrastructure and supporting sustainability-related campaigns and events.

The University's first Campus Sustainability Plan (2016-2020) contained a coordinated suite of targets and strategies to reduce carbon emissions and help foster sustainability in campus life.

Campus Sustainability Plan front cover

Highlights include:

  • Direct greenhouse gas emissions reduced by 18%.
  • 1.85MW of renewable energy installed on campus.
  • Roseworthy solar farm and battery system powering 42% of the campuses electricity needs.
  • 40% landfill diversion rate.
  • 70+ on campus and online events hosted.

The Progress Report (2017-2018) summarises operational and engagement-based achievements, and ongoing challenges over the first two years. 

The Final Progress Report (2019-2020) focuses on years three and four of the Campus Sustainability Plan.

Our next Sustainability Strategy will go beyond operations and engagement, with a broader focus across the institution to incorporate research, teaching and community partnerships.