- Charles Sturt recognised for its investment in sustainability
- Charles Sturt is leading the sector to become Australia’s first certified carbon neutral university
- Silver Partnership awarded by the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage
Charles Sturt University (Charles Sturt) has been awarded a Silver Partnership by the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage in recognition of its long-term leadership and investment in sustainability.
This follows Charles Sturt reaffirming its commitment to creating a better future through the release of its Sustainability Statement.
The Sustainability Advantage program assists NSW organisations achieve increased competitiveness and improved productivity and profitability through better environmental practices.
Manager of Charles Sturt Green Mr Edward Maher said the award of a Silver Partnership reflects the University’s progress in the implementation of sustainability initiatives.
“Charles Sturt University has led the sector through its drive to become Australia’s first certified carbon neutral university and delivering some of the most impressive roof top solar energy systems in the country,” Mr Maher said.
“Our commitment extends beyond the way we are managing our facilities and features prominently in the skills that our graduates are being equipped with, and the focus of our research activities.”
Mr Maher added that the Silver Partnership proved Charles Sturt was a leader in sustainability in the tertiary sector.
“The recognition is further evidence that Charles Sturt University is contributing to creating a world worth living in,” Mr Maher said.
Charles Sturt University (CSU) adopted the Learning in Future Environments (LiFE) index in 2013 as a key element to the University's Strategy. This has enabled the University to work in a structured manner to evaluate current practices that support or impede good sustainability practices and for developing improvement plans on an ongoing basis.
The award was presented to Charles Sturt at a ceremony held in Sydney on Wednesday 26 June.