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.

Launched in October 2018 by the Minister of Climate Change, the road map 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

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The new Engineering, Design and Technology building includes sustainability features like ‘solar fins’ on the building’s exterior.

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Metamorphic materials
Cartoon depiction of a health professional checking a child's ear.
Clean Energy
Replacing farm animals with crops
Green Impact
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Metamorphic materials
Metamorphosis - from waste to fashion
04 Aug, 2020
Donna Cleveland reimagines fashion with a circular model, diverting textile waste from landfill and giving it new life in designer fashion.
Cartoon depiction of a health professional checking a child's ear.
Pacific language videos: Cook Islands
03 Aug, 2020
The Cook Islands episode in AUT’s Pacific language video series – ‘Adapting to a changing world, shaping resilient futures’ – is out now.
Clean Energy
$1.29m for ‘clean energy’ project
21 Jul, 2020
AUT is set to receive $1.29 million from the latest round of funding from the Government's New Zealand Upgrade Programme.
Replacing farm animals with crops
Switching farm animals for crops?
21 Jul, 2020
Climate Explained: What if we took all farm animals off the land and planted crops and trees instead? Professor Sebastian Leuzinger investigates.
Green Impact
Green Impact Australasian awards
21 Jul, 2020
Annie McKillop, Staff Development & Engagement Co-ordinator at AUT Library, has been named Staff Champion in the Green Impact Australasian awards.

23rd in the world for social and economic impact

The Times Higher Education University Impact Rankings 2020 rank AUT 23rd overall, and 1st in the world for our commitment to decent work and economic growth.

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