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Help make our University and the world a more sustainable and healthier place

We aspire to become a recognised centre of excellence for sustainability, in practice and research

Otago was the first New Zealand University to sign the international SDG Accord pursuing the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, in 2018.

We will be bold, integrating sustainability principles and practices across all our campuses and throughout all our activities.

We can be the ones to make the change, because we have to be.

The Sustainability Neighbourhood

Applications for 2021 are now closed


A new initiative in 2021, you could have the opportunity to live in a “Sustainable flat” where your mates care about the environment, where you can learn about living more sustainably, and be part of research into how students can have a positive impact.

If you got amongst it with “Green your Scene” this year the sustainability neighbourhood is an option to stay amongst it while flatting.

Let’s make it happen!

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Green your scene

Join us and become part of the change.

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Get involved

We can achieve more by working together, whether you are staff, student or part of the wider community.

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News and events

All the latest University sustainability news in one place.