How you can contribute to our sustainability work
By working together as a University community, we can make our campuses more sustainable. Join a program or group today and help us reach our sustainability targets.
Student Life Grants provide funding and support for students to create innovative co-curricular projects that build a sense of community.
We are offering up to $2,500 to fund projects that focus on enabling and embedding sustainability across campus life and within our community.
Projects can be submitted by an individual current student, a current student group or a student led staff supported group.
Projects funded need to align to our Sustainability Strategy and could be:
A University wide staff and student sustainability action program, Green Impact is a friendly competition to see which team can complete the most sustainable actions in 6 months. It's a tangible way to be a the forefront of sustainability and develop leadership skills to embed sustainable actions into every day.
Green Impact is open. The competition runs from Tuesday 28 March 2023 and runs until Monday 28 August 2023.
Staff and students can register as a team. There is no limit to the size of the team and no limit on the amount of actions needed to be completed during the program.
If you can't find people to make a team, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us your name and what faculty or professional service unit you work in. We will then match you with an existing team in the area or join you to the USYD SuperTeam.
Registrations are now open and you can sign up at any time during the competition dates.
To celebrate another successful round of Bioquest in April, we have invited current staff and students to share their photographs of biodiversity on and off our campuses for display in the Library's ThinkSpace on Darlington campus.
These curated images from staff and students tell the story of interactions between humans and the natural world, celebrating the interconnectedness of plants, fungi wildlife species and people, on and off our campuses.
Two prizes will be awarded to artists in the exhibit, a Judge's Award and a People's Choice Award.
We invite you to visit the exhibition between Monday 15 and Friday 26 May and vote in the People's Choice Award.
Bioquest is a worldwide competition among universities to discover, learn about and help map biodiversity for scientific research and conservation. BioQuest kicks off on 1 April 2023 with the game lasting for a month. This year the challenge will focus on pollinators and there will be a photographic exhibit from participants displayed in May. All staff and students are able to play.
You have 30 days to return your Green Caffeen cup to any participating café (on or off campus) and can have two cups checked out at a time. The cups are made from recycled materials and manufactured in Brisbane. The program will be expanded to more campuses later in the year. Download the Green Caffeen app on your phone and say goodbye to that ‘forgot my cup’ guilt!
The University of Sydney Union is committed to a sustainable future for our campus community. They have made commitments ensuring sustainability is embedded into all that they do – from their events and cafés to their student programs and facilities.