We all have an opportunity to let sustainability guide our actions and join a shared mission to become the world's most sustainable university.

'Sustainability Institute of the Year' at the Green Gown Awards Australasia 2021, presented by Australasian Campuses Towards Sustainability.

Locally and globally, communities are facing urgent and unprecedented challenges and opportunities to deliver a sustainable future for our planet.

Our commitment to environmental, economic and social sustainability arises from the voices of our island's communities. They call for the University of Tasmania to play a leadership role in the creation of innovative sustainable outcomes that then become relevant to the rest of the world.

Sustainability is an opportunity across all aspects of our activity — learning and teaching, research, community engagement and operations. Find out how you can allow sustainability to guide your actions and what role you can play in our shared mission.

Our commitment to sustainability

The University's leadership and commitment to sustainability is embedded in our values, vision and mission statements, together with our strategic plan.

Building on these guiding statements, our sustainability framework provides the foundation for the University's holistic approach to sustainability.

We regularly ask our students and staff about their expectations and assessment of our performance through a biennial survey.

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Sharing our sustainability journey

#1 in Australia for climate action

The University of Tasmania is the leading Australian university (and #9 in the world) on SDG 13: Climate Action, and achieved an overall score of 87.6 out of 100 in the 2021 Times Higher Education Impact rankings.

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Gold STARS-rated university

The University of Tasmania was the first STARS accredited institution in Australasia, achieving a Silver rating in 2020. Over 1,000 universities worldwide use the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System.

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Green gowns and other awards

The University of Tasmania's commitment to sustainability has been recognised by numerous awards including an International Green Gown Award for community engagement and leadership.

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United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

The Sustainable Development Goals are a call for action by all countries – poor, rich and middle-income – to promote prosperity while protecting the planet. They recognize that ending poverty must go hand-in-hand with strategies that build economic growth and address a range of social needs including education, health, social protection, and job opportunities, while tackling climate change and environmental protection.

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Get in touch

Do you have a general query or feedback about sustainability at the University of Tasmania? We would love to hear from you. If you would like to know more about a specific initiative or opportunity, get in touch using the contact info on the relevant landing page.

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