Get Involved In The USYD Sustainability Strategy

As part of the Strategy’s Living Lab, we are looking to hear from researchers, teachers and students who are championing sustainability on campus.

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This year, the Sydney Environment Institute is working in collaboration with the University’s Strategy team to develop an ambitious new sustainability strategy across all campuses. In particular, we have been working hard to bring together passionate and knowledgeable academics, professional staff and students to help develop the strategy. The SEI prides itself on our interdisciplinary approach to research, and we are excited to bring this approach to the development of a truly robust sustainability strategy. The various working groups have representatives from faculties and schools across the University – including Arts and Social Sciences, Engineering, Business, Architecture, Medicine and Life Sciences – as well as professional staff from a variety of disciplines and backgrounds.

USYD as a Living Lab

One of the major goals of the SEI in developing the strategy is to ensure that it includes projects from the University’s own researchers and teaching staff, as a ‘Living Lab’. Many projects are already being trialed, and units are being taught across the university, and in announcing the strategy one of the best surprises has been being able to learn about and further support these exciting initiatives.

Over the coming months, we will document the progress of the strategy, as well as highlighting other existing initiatives on campus through our new Living Lab Blog Series.

We would love to hear from you 

Do you have ideas for projects that could improve the everyday sustainability for those who study and work on our campuses? Or are you already teaching sustainability principles in your courses?

Take a few moments to provide us with your experiences through this short survey – so we can get a better understanding of what research and teaching is already happening on campus.

If you are a teacher, researcher or student who would like more information or are interested in contributing to the strategy development process in another way, please contact Lisa Heinze (