Our ongoing commitment to the environment and sustainability is making a difference

'To be a sustainable university' is one of the five key goals identified in the Griffith 2020 strategy that sets direction for the University.

Griffith University is a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact and has signed up to Sustainable Development Solutions Network Australia/Pacific—the Universities Commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals.

Sustainable Development Goals

Discover how our teaching programs and research activities align with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

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Griffith University—committed to a sustainable society

We are committed to contributing to a robust, equitable and environmentally sustainable society. Our Sustainability Plan 2017–2020 provides a roadmap to progress our commitment and our Carbon Management Plan aims to reduce our carbon footprint over the long term.

Our community engagement delivers outcomes that make a difference

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October 09, 2018

Eco-artists turn trash into treasure

Queensland College of Art doctoral candidates Claire Tracey and Annique Goldenberg have created a stunning sustainable artwork to celebrate the natural wonders of Moreton Bay. ‘Flock’, is made from plastic bottles formed into aerodynamic shapes that represent a flock of birds in flight. ...

September18, 2018

Turning trash into treasure a swell idea

Queensland College of Art student Ronda Sharpe enlisted the help of Griffith University's IT team to help create her entry for this year's Swell Sculpture Festival - using hundreds of old data cables to create part of a stunning collaborative work.

September05, 2018

Sip and save your cup from the tip

Think you’re doing the right thing by throwing your coffee cup in the recycling bin? Think again. 

August 29, 2018

Week-long festivities highlight Griffith’s commitment to sustainability

Griffith University campuses will play host to Sustainability Week 2018 from September 3-7 with talks, displays and markets on offer. 

June 22, 2018

Environmental mission spreads from remote village to the world

Only the third person from his Nepali village to receive a PhD, Griffith University alumnus Dr Hum Gurung has dedicated his professional life to environmental conservation, becoming a global leader in the field

May 23, 2018

Griffith Business School represents University at Hult Prize Challenge

A team of four undergraduate students represented the University at the regional stages of the 2018 Hult Prize Challenge.

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