Sustainability Engagement

staff and students in Waiutuutu Community Garden

The UC Sustainability Policy says this about Sustainability Partnerships:

The University embraces its contribution to New Zealand and global academic community. Thereby it will:

  • Draw on the special significance of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and commit to being good stewards of our environment in line with the principles of Kaitiakitanga, Manaakitanga, Mauri Tū, Mahinga Kai and Tauutuutu;
  • Develop bicultural and intercultural competence and confidence through knowledge of and engagement with Mana Whenua, locally and nationally;
  • Strengthen partnerships with the Pacific community in New Zealand and the region, noting issues of equity and climate change and their impact on Pacific communities;
  • Commit to developing new, and enhancing and leveraging existing, partnerships and networks that will advance sustainable development.

Please look at the drop down menu on the left hand side for further information on UC's engagement and partnerships projects.

Eco Volunteering

Do you want to make real impact and create lasting change? Become an Eco Volunteer with the UC Sustainability Office!

Eco Volunteers assist the UC Sustainability Office to increase, suport and promote campus sustainability.

Using the UN Sustainable Development Goals as a framework, Eco Volunteer activities include:

  • assisting with sustainability events and workshops
  • supporting green campus projects
  • communications and social media support 

Through becoming involved as an Eco Volunteer, you’ll have the chance to meet like-minded people, and be a part of the sustainability community at UC. You'll also gain:

  • hands on experience in the sustainability issues of today - like waste management and education, sustainable transport, climate action and fair trade
  • teamwork and engagement skills 
  • a like minded community 
  • and the chance to make a real difference!

There are also opportunities for students to work with us to develop a sustainability focussed event or project that you're passionate about on campus. Talk to us about how to make this happen!

Interested? Sign up here!

Any questions please contact the Sustainability Engagement Coordinator, Chloe on

This work may be eligible for your Co-Curricular Record (CCR).

Co-curricular Record (CCR)

Eco Volunteers may also be eligible for recognition through UC's Co-Curricular Record. This is a great way to get your voluntary work recognised and included as part of your formal University transcript. Opportunities for CCR are available for both sustainability event and project support, and also for volunteer wok in our Community Garden. Students need to sign up to the UC CCR programme and select Eco Volunteering to enter into the program.