OSCA the composter
OSCA can process up to 50 tonnes of organic waste per year
Bring your own cup
And save hundreds of disposable cups from being thrown away each year
Water Refill Campus Initiative
Refill your water and help us to prevent approximately 40,000 plastic water bottles per year going to landfill.
USC Express Shuttle
USC express shuttle service provides low fares for direct USC travel routes to all staff and students.
The University of the Sunshine Coast is committed to environmental sustainability for the benefit of students, staff and the wider community. USC has an active program of sustainability initiatives that address 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.
The latest sustainable news
14 August 2017
USC a finalist in national sustainability awards
USC has been named one of 35 finalists in the 2017 Green Gown Awards Australasia for its ongoing efforts to make the 100-hectare Sippy Downs campus as sustainable as possible.
30 November 2016
USC praised at Premier’s Sustainability Awards
Innovative measures that have cut the consumption and cost of water and electricity and reduced waste on campus at the University of the Sunshine Coast have earned it two gongs at the 2016 Queensland Premier’s Sustainability Awards.
2 November 2016
University in running for national sustainability award
USC is a finalist in the 2016 Green Gown Awards Australasia, a scheme dedicated to recognising excellence for sustainability both nationally and internationally.
1 July 2015
Surfboards in spotlight at Research Week seminar
The sustainability of the region’s surfboard-making industry will be in the spotlight at one of three public seminars during USC's annual Research Week from 13-16 July.
14 May 2015
Researchers work to boost Gympie region’s resilience
University of the Sunshine Coast researchers and Gympie Regional Council have teamed up to develop an assessment tool that will measure the community’s level of resilience.
24 February 2015
Refill initiative to whet enthusiasm for sustainability
New students at USC will receive an early introduction the University's sustainability efforts at the official launch of a significant environmental initiative today (Tuesday 24 February).