About us

At La Trobe University we work with students, staff and the community to make sustainability central to everything we do. We will develop responsible leaders, professionals and citizens by:

  • Recognising that sustainability encompasses economic, social and environmental dimensions.
  • Integrating sustainability across all operations, curriculum and research.
  • Embedding sustainability in the culture and practices of the University through the broadest engagement with staff, students, employers and partners in the community and in government.
  • Becoming known as the leading sustainable university in Australia and a leader internationally.
  • A visual representation of our quantified environmental sustainability targets can be seen in our Environmental Sustainability on Campus brochure.

Sustainability Plan

La Trobe University is currently developing its 2019-2022 Sustainability Plan which will guide future sustainability initiatives to support sustainable development and lead positive change.

Learn more about our 2015-2017 Sustainability Plan.

What you can do

If you are a student or staff member of La Trobe University, then test your knowledge by taking a Sustainability Quiz.

If you are a student or staff member of La Trobe University, you can show your commitment to reducing your footprint on campus by taking the La Trobe University Sustainability Pledge.

Experience La Trobe University's new Sustainability Walk and learn about some great sustainability initiatives on Campus.

Green Impact

Green Impact is a fun and flexible change and engagement program for staff to undertake practical actions to make our University more sustainable.

Green Impact was launched last year at La Trobe where 15  teams formed and competed for the much coverted awards trophies. If you are a staff member at the Melbourne Campus you can form or join a Green Impact team and work towards Bronze, Silver or Gold program accreditation. This is a fun, flexible staff engagement program that enables you to not just talk about sustainable change, but to create it.

Plastic Free July

Plastic Free July is a global initiative to encourage no consumption of single-use plastic items. Start by cutting out the 'big four' single-use plastic items: bags, cups, straws and containers.

Take the challenge at https://www.plasticfreejuly.org/