Local solutions, global impact
Through research, knowledge and action, we're tackling the challenges of building a more sustainable world.
Our Environmental Sustainability Plan (ESP) 2021-2025 is guided by the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals and outlines leading sustainability initiatives that are scalable, and result in real change across a broad range of priority action areas.
With more than 37,000 students and 2,600 staff across 14 campuses and affiliated centres, it is the University’s responsibility to lead by example on climate action. This means embedding sustainability principles at the core of everything we do.
Sustainability in action
Learn some of the practical steps we're taking towards a greener, more sustainable future.
Electric vehicle charging
The university is investing in sustainable transport though the installation of electric vehicle charging stations across Callaghan campus.
We're supporting our staff, students and community to shift away from single-use plastic to more sustainable alternatives.
The University has collaborated with Simply Cups to recycle disposable coffee cups and divert them from landfill.
Green Campus Maps
Explore our on-campus initiatives through the University's Green Maps.
Whether it's transformational research in energy and resources, or the development of innovative, cost-effective solutions to reducing environmental pollution, research underpins everything we do.
Be the change you want to see. Study sustainability at the University of Newcastle and help develop global solutions.
The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.