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Sustainability is embedded in our research and curriculum across the institution and sustainable practices are embedded within the University of Tasmania's operations and through the University's commitment to reduce environmental impacts, achieve economic efficiency, demonstrate social responsibility and enhance student experience.

This site is for the University’s operational sustainability. If you want to know more about policy and strategy, learning and teaching, research, engagement and other sustainability areas, visit the Sustainability Portal

ACTS aims to inspire, promote and support change towards best practice sustainability within the operations, curriculum and research of the Australasian tertiary education sector. ACTS is a non-profit member based organisation representing higher and further education institutions within Australia and New Zealand.

UTAS is a proud member of ACTS; all UTAS staff and students have access to resources, knowledge, and developmental and networking opportunities.

To take advantage of our membership: create an ACTS account by clicking on 'register' on the top right hand corner of the ACTS website and complete your user profile using your campus email address. You will now have access to all member-only resources! Email if you have any difficulty with this process.

Member-only benefits include:

  • Access to members only web content, including comprehensive resources.
  • Access to EAUC (a UK based association) and AASHE (a USA based association) member resources - as part of an exclusive international collaboration.
  • Subscription to ACTS fortnightly ebulletin - enACT
  • Eligibility for ACTS scholarships.
  • ACTS annual conference at member discounted prices
  • Free member access to the newly launched 'Sustainability Webinar Series'.
  • Eligibility for discounts on annual subscription to the recently launched LiFE Index, a comprehensive performance management and improvement system.
  • Exclusive member access to 'Sustainability Contacts' - a unique online database of key sector relevant sustainability professionals and experts.
  • Advice and support from our interactive online ACTivator forum.
  • The prestigious Green Gown Awards Australasia, including exclusive member only eligibility to the ACTS Award of Excellence and International Green Gown Awards.
  • ACTS regional events, including professional development and networking.
  • Exclusive discounts and opportunities on sustainable products and service from corporate members and sponsors.

Each year UTAS generates a large amount of unwanted furniture that can be re-used.  The Re-Use program is an online catalogue and furniture redistribution system within the University.   Please visit the program website for more information or to register your interest.