Charles Sturt University (CSU)'s leadership in adopting measures to mitigate climate change and improve sustainability has been recognised with two awards.
At the NSW Government's Green Globe Awards last week, CSU was awarded the Climate Change Leadership Award which recognises exceptional work in the field of climate change mitigation and adaptation in NSW.
The University then went on to pick up the Regional Sustainability Award.
The judges commented, "Charles Sturt University has demonstrated an outstanding holistic approach to engaging staff, students and the community and being a sector leader in demonstrating carbon neutrality."
The awards recognised CSU's leadership in becoming Australia's first official certified carbon neutral university.
CSU Green Manager Mr Ed Maher said, "The Green Globe Awards are the state's leading environmental recognition program, celebrating excellence, leadership and innovation in sustainability.
"It's wonderful to be recognised for our ongoing commitment to integrate sustainability principles across learning, teaching, research and operating practices and with our internal and external community.
"We're very proud of our certified carbon neutrality status and hope that this will inspire others to make changes to make their own organisations more sustainable."
CSU has also been named a finalist in the 2016 Green Gown Awards which recognise excellence in sustainability within the tertiary education sector in Australasia. CSU is a finalist in the Carbon Reduction category and the winner will be announced on Thursday 3 November.
In addition, CSU is up for a 2016 Blue Star Sustainability Award – a Keep NSW Beautiful program with the winners announced on Saturday 5 November.
Read more about CSU's commitment to sustainability here.
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CSU Green Manager Mr Ed Maher is in Wagga Wagga. He is available for interviews. Contact CSU Media.
CSU was named as a joint winner of the Green Globe Climate Change and Leadership Award along with Teachers Mutual Bank: Banking on Climate Change.
The Green Globe Regional Sustainability Award recognises the outstanding achievements of an organisation, project or individual who have overcome unique challenges in regional or rural areas to deliver innovative and successful project outcomes. CSU was named a joint winner with Jaliigirr Biodiversity Alliance