The UC Sustainability Office | Tari Toitū te Taiao is an on-campus hub for individuals and groups interested in how they can create positive change and promote sustainable practices within the University of Canterbury and wider community.

The Sustainability Office organises events, communicates pathways for change, promotes sustainability and supports a network of individuals and working groups across campus and wider community. We are a resource for staff, students and the wider community who want to connect with sustainable-minded others and create change in their own lives and spaces.

UC Sustainability Office roles are:

  • To help people see how sustainability relates to their area of work, research, studies and their wider lives.
  • To act as a catalyst for the University in pursuing its charter intentions regarding sustainability and environmental leadership.
  • To foster a culture of people prepared to make a difference in creating socio-ecologically sustainable societies.
  • To value, support and recognise people for sustainable efforts and participation.

In 2019, a Sustainability Programme Board was established to oversee the work surrounding the sustainability section in the new University Strategy 2020-2030.

Learn more about the work of the Sustainability Office and the Programme Board here.

Sustainability on Campus