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Sustainable USC

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

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.

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

USC water battery at USC Sunshine Coast
Clean energy is more than just a lesson at USC – it’s how we will power our largest campus.
USC is a Water Refill campus and offers free chilled filtered water
Coffee cups
Waste and recycling
USC has adopted measures to manage and minimise our waste
Sustainable transport
Travel to campus by bike or jump on the USC Express shuttle
Carbon management
Sustainability governance
USC's strategic position on sustainability
Architecture at Sippy Downs
Campus buildings focus on environmentally sustainable design
Sustainability awards
Sustainability awards
Our practices have been acknowledged through a series of national awards
Sustainability research
Sustainability research
Sustainability, aquaculture and forestry are the core research foci at USC
Study sustainability
Study sustainability
Take the passion you have to make a difference and turn it into the job you do every day.
The future is clean
As the world grapples with the impacts of climate change, we need skilled and passionate people who can help lead the way towards a cleaner economy.

The latest sustainable news

USC Newsroom
Dr Jane Stephens walking with rescued elephant in Thailand
First book by Journalism lecturer reveals rescuer’s wild life
16 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 again
22 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 award
28 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.