We are committed to embedding sustainability into all that we do

Griffith fosters a culture that is conducive to sustainability. Our campuses have unique site and built environment features.

The University’s Strategic Plan embraces our commitment that environmental sustainability be reflected in building design, as well as energy, water and waste management practices.


Griffith’s campuses at Nathan and Mt Gravatt are situated in Toohey Forest and are home to species of rare flora and fauna. The Gold Coast campus, although not as botanically significant, contains bushland areas with distinctive flora and fauna. Our 'Grows at Griffith' strategy focuses on species endemic to the local region.

Sustainable buildings

Griffith University applies environmentally sustainable design to all new buildings and refurbishments. Our buildings include the Sir Samuel Griffith Centre on the Nathan campus, a 6 star green star building powered by solar and hydrogen technologies, and the Gold Coast campus Aquatic Centre that features a 90kW solar array and green roof.

Carbon and energy

Griffith University’s goal is to reduce our Greenhouse Gas emissions. Our Carbon Management Plan sets the direction and ensures ongoing monitoring and measurement.

Recycling and waste

Our goal is to reduce the amount of waste we send to landfill. Our recycling options and 'no bin' initiative focus on waste minimisation.


Griffith’s objective is to encourage procurement that offers reduced environmental impacts over the life-cycle of goods or services.


We encourage our staff and students to use sustainable transport – walking, cycling, public transport, and ride sharing. Our aim is to increase the proportion of travel that is made by sustainable modes of transportation.

Food and catering services

Griffith Food supports companies with sustainable practices and is part of the buying group, which ranks companies in relation to their sustainable practices.


Griffith University’s comprehensive water-saving program uses design guidelines or engineering best practice approaches to deliver water efficient buildings and major refurbishments.

Information technology

Information technology plays a major role at Griffith in supporting sustainability and the reduction of carbon through reduced electricity consumption and improved business practices.

Contact us

Griffith Sustainability Room -1.10F, Building N16, Griffith University, 170 Kessels Road, Nathan QLD, 4111