We have an Environmental Policy and an Environmental
We are working on a sustainability plan, a waste
plan, and an energy plan (2013).
The Student Centre is a showcase for sustainability
with Green 5 star rating.
The solar panels on the Student Centre (Te Manawa)
currently produce enough power (on a sunny day) to equivalently run all of the
computers in Te Manawa.
Sustainability and environment feature in almost 80
papers, across 20 areas taught at the University.
Computers are gifted to schools and recycled through
Hewlett Packard. The University earns carbon credits through HP.
Cell phone batteries are recovered, as are small
and carpet is donated to schools and community groups.
A BMS (Building Management System) controls 70% of
building's energy and lighting. 95% of lecture theatres are on timers for air
conditioning and lighting.
We have reduced paper by 29% in the last two years.
Copier paper is made from elemental chlorine free
pulp (ECF). The paper mill has ISO 14001 environmental accreditation, and the
paper carries the FSC chain of Custody certification.
We signed the commitment to the UN Sustainable
Practices of Higher Education Institutions.
We have a community garden and green living roofs on
We are planning to trial a series of organic waste
diversion systems on campus this year.
'The Faculty of Worms' diverts 3 tonnes of food waste
Oranga Lake remediation project - nearly 800 pest
fish removed, and almost 2000 native plants put in, 1600 cubic metres of silt removed,
and a maori rongoa garden created.