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 will be launched at AUT on 19 October by the Minister of Climate Change. It 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.

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.
The AUT app 'NZ Trees' helps people identify native trees
The AUT app 'NZ Trees' helps people identify native trees
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Solitary bee hotel on North Campus
wz-building
Len Gillman in a tree
sustainable actions at AUT
The Policy Observatory’s Dr David Hall and Sam Lindsay
Solitary bee hotel on North Campus
A room for one please
02 Oct, 2018
Thanks to students taking the Design for Sustainability paper, North campus is now host to a solitary bee hotel.
wz-building
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?
sustainable actions at AUT
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.