Local solutions, global impact

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.

Our impact

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.

5,076 ? coffee cups collected through the Simply Cups recycling program
6,128 ? energy efficient LEDs installed across all campuses to date
1,000 ? on average, the number of passengers using the daily campus shuttle bus

Learn more about our sustainability goals

Green Campus Maps

Explore our on-campus initiatives through the University's Green Maps.

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In a remarkable first, a system that combines solar energy with water harvested from air has been used to manufacture low cost green hydrogen – a zero-emissions fuel.

Research innovation

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.

Study sustainability

Study sustainability

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.