Advancing our sustainability commitment—together
Griffith has had an ongoing commitment to the environment and sustainability. The Higher Education sector as a whole is recognising its role in addressing the challenges of sustainability.
Whether we sign up to making small changes every day, get involved in the Green Labs Program or participate in activities such as Griffith’s Sustainability Week, we can all contribute to advancing our sustainability commitment.
Green Labs Program
Lab work has a significant impact on the environment, ranging from energy and resource consumption to chemical and equipment use and disposal.
The Green Labs Programs aims to encourage best practice related to procurement, energy, water and waste in laboratories. All Griffith laboratories will be included in the Program through a phased introduction 2017-2020.
Griffith’s Sustainability Week is held in early September each year. The week creates opportunities for staff and students and community members to be involved with Griffith’s Sustainability agenda. Activities range from a Sustainability Fair on the Gold Coast, markets and stalls on Nathan campus and other initiatives at Logan, Mt Gravatt and South Bank campuses.
The Griffith University Colleges, located in bushland settings at the Mt Gravatt and Nathan campuses, provide on-campus accommodation for 950 students.
We have introduced Sustainable College Living so that college residents can help to keep our environmental impact to a minimum. We want to encourage residents to live a more sustainable lifestyle.
The Griffith University Village at our Gold Coast campus is also dedicated to minimising our environmental footprint. Recycling programs and workshops are run throughout the year.
Student groups on campus with a sustainability focus include:
- Engineers without Borders
- Griffith Environmental Engineering Society
- Griffith University Students for the Environment