• Submitted by: Higher Education Sustainability Initiative (HESI)
  • Primary SD area: Education
  • Keywords: education
  • Location: Waikato, New Zealand
  • Date of completion: 1 Jan 2000
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Deliverables & Resources
Higher Education Sustainability Initiative - The University of Waikato

Organization(s) making commitment

The University of Waikato

Achievement of Commitment

The University of Waikato, in demonstrating its commitment to sustainability will undertake to:
• Develop a Sustainability Plan from 2012
• Complete a Waste Minimisation and Management Strategy by the end 2012
• Develop an Environmental Purchasing Policy for suppliers to adhere to, 2013
• Publish a Green Events Guide & Eco Booklet for Campus by 2014
• Investigate sustainability forming a key part of curriculum across all disciplines, 2014
• Develop an Energy Plan, 2014
• Consider sustainability principles in planning, research and operations
• Engage the community in awareness and education of sustainability concepts

How this will be achieved

We will also consider the following for potential:
• Collaboration with local and regional councils on organic waste minimisation for our region, 2013
• Hosting a Leadership/Maori Sustainability conference in 2014 to coincide with the University’s 50th anniversary celebrations
• Creating an Eco Hub on campus, open to the public, showcasing eco efficiencies and research in sustainability, 2015

The University of Waikato Vice-Chancellor’s office strongly supports these initiatives which will be driven by the University’s Environmental & Sustainability Coordinator, and Environmental Policy Committee.

Deliverable Date
Energy Plan 2015
Green Events Guide & Eco Booklet for Campus 2015
Waste Minimisation and Management Strategy 2015
Sustainability Plan 2015

Resources devoted to delivery
Type Details
Staff / Technical expertise Expertise of students and staff concerning sustainable development
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