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Sustainable UniSC

UniSC is committed to environmental sustainability for the benefit of students, staff and the wider community.

Sustainability initiatives

UniSC has an active program of sustainability initiatives that addresses both large-scale issues such as energy, waste, recycling and the campus environment, and targeted activities such as the development and use of green cleaning practices.

Wildlife

UniSC is a flora and fauna reserve, spread over 100 hectares

Energy

Clean energy is more than just a lesson at UniSC – it’s how we will power our largest campus.

Water

UniSC is a Water Refill campus and offers free chilled filtered water

Waste and recycling

UniSC has adopted measures to manage and minimise our waste

Sustainable transport

Travel to campus by bike or jump on the UniSC Express shuttle

Sustainability governance

UniSC's strategic position on sustainability

Buildings

Campus buildings focus on environmentally sustainable design

Sustainability awards

Our practices have been acknowledged through a series of national awards

Sustainability research

Sustainability, aquaculture and forestry are the core research foci at UniSC

Sustainability events

Sustainability Week is the main sustainability-themed event at UniSC, but it is joined by events focussed on specific initiatives throughout the year.

The latest sustainable news

How urban ‘heat traps’ could soon enjoy a cool change
3 Nov

A study is underway to find the ‘hot spots’ of the Sunshine Coast – and then use high-tech 3D modelling to inform ways to cool them down.

Dive into the latest science that's changing the future
12 Aug

National Science Week takes place from 13-21 August and at UniSC the focus is on science with impact – from a regional to a global scale.

A family plants trees for forest restoration in Thailand. Photo supplied via Professor Andy Marshall
15 ways to reforest the planet: UniSC research
14 Nov

International scientists are calling for a ‘decade of global action’ to reforest the planet, following the overnight publication of a themed international journal led by researchers from Australia’s University of the Sunshine Coast.

Sustainability Reports

UniSC is committed to achieving sustainability in terms of teaching, research and how it operates. It is important to measure what we accomplish in this space in order to understand what has been achieved and what still needs to be done. The University captures measurable data where possible and qualitative information where measurable data is not available. UniSC feeds this information into internal and external reporting processes. UniSC has developed a biennial Sustainability Report, and annual Scorecard Reports, to highlight sustainability initiatives achieved, transparently track progress towards actions set out in the University's Carbon Management Plan and identify priority areas for the upcoming two-year period.