USC is committed to environmental sustainability for the benefit of students, staff and the wider community.
We have installed 6,000+ solar panels to power a “water battery” that will cut our energy use by 40 percent – a first for an Australian university.More...
Carbon neutral by 2025
Carbon Management Plan — A road map to zero net emissions by 2025More...
OSCA the composter
OSCA can process up to 50 tonnes of organic waste per yearMore...
Bring your own cup
And save hundreds of disposable cups from being thrown away each yearMore...
Water Refill Campus Initiative
Refill your water and help us to prevent approximately 40,000 plastic water bottles per year going to landfill.More...
USC Express Shuttle
USC express shuttle service provides low fares for direct USC travel routes to all staff and students.More...
USC 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.
USC is a flora and fauna reserve, spread over 100 hectares
Waste and recycling
The future is clean
The latest sustainable newsUSC Newsroom
First book by Journalism lecturer reveals rescuer’s wild life16 March
A USC Journalism academic has combined her twin passions for writing stories and saving wildlife in the release of her first book, A Wild Life: The Edwin Wiek Story.
Clever campus cooling system shines again22 November 2019
Within weeks of claiming a major global environmental award, USC Australia’s creative use of solar energy to cool its Sunshine Coast campus has shone again in the Australasia region.
Sunny approach to cooling campus wins global award28 October 2019
A system that uses solar energy to provide air conditioning across an entire campus of the University of the Sunshine Coast has claimed a rather cool international award in Iceland.