Sustainability at AUT

AUT is committed to achieving sustainability and taking action in light of local and global challenges. We continue to nurture a culture of sustainability through learning, teaching, research, partnerships and how we operate our facilities.

Sustainability Roadmap and the Taskforce for Sustainability

AUT’s Sustainability Roadmap outlines sustainability objectives, priority actions and targets across learning, research, governance and facilities.

The roadmap was developed by the Vice-Chancellor’s Taskforce for Sustainability with input from staff and students. It supports AUT’s contribution towards the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

Sustainable Development Goals on UN website

Member of the UN’s Sustainable Development Solutions Network

In early 2016 AUT became a member of the UN’s Sustainable Development Solutions Network. The network supports implementation of the SDGs through mobilisation of scientific and technical expertise from academia, civil society and the private sector.

UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network website

AUT’s sustainability goals

AUT's first sustainability document is the Sustainability Goals 2012 – 2022. These goals continue to provide overarching guidance around achieving sustainability objectives within AUT.

Download AUT’s sustainability goals 2012-2022

The new Engineering, Design and Technology building includes sustainability features like ‘solar fins’ on the building’s exterior.
The new Engineering, Design and Technology building includes sustainability features like ‘solar fins’ on the building’s exterior.
An ‘open-door pantry’: raised planter beds on campus are used by students to grow herbs and vegetables.
An ‘open-door pantry’: raised planter beds on campus are used by students to grow herbs and vegetables.
News
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Len Gillman in a tree
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The Policy Observatory’s Dr David Hall and Sam Lindsay
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City Campus’ newest building now open
17 Jul, 2018
The WZ building – the new home of our School of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences – represents a new way of teaching and learning for AUT.
Len Gillman in a tree
nztrees app puts natives on the map
07 Jun, 2018
Do you know your mānuka from your kānuka, your pōhutukawa from your rātā or ever wonder which trees are native?
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Students participate in beach clean-up
16 May, 2018
Accounting students recently displayed sustainability in action, participating in a beach clean-up fieldtrip at Point England Reserve, Glen Innes.
The Policy Observatory’s Dr David Hall and Sam Lindsay
The answer to low-emissions
20 Apr, 2018
A report for the Ministry of Environment, launched recently at AUT, reveals opportunities for New Zealand through climate finance.
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Kermadec voyage rallies student environm...
22 Mar, 2018
Earlier this month a unique envoy of 20 student voyagers and 23 crew members travelled to the Kermadec Islands aboard HMNZS Canterbury.