Sustainability news, events and memberships

Check out the latest sustainability-related news and events at Massey University and sustainability memberships.


Create1world empowering youth artists and activists
With so many humanitarian, economic, military and ecological crises facing the world it can get depressing, especially if you are a young person with...
Opinion: Value of humanities should not be underestimated - scientist
Successive governments have taken the view that education is about generating a short-term profit. For years, tertiary education policy has sought to...
PhD found inside volcanic flows
Have you ever looked inside a volcanic avalanche of hot rock and gas, and lived to tell the tale? No one ever has - until now.
Rutherford scholarship to protect endangered species
Massey University researcher Jessica Hiscox has been awarded a three-year Rutherford Memorial PhD Scholarship to investigate the relationships...
To fly or not to fly?
While some of our native birds are masters of the sky, others - like the kiwi - remain earthbound. While we know the physical qualities that cause...
How we think about science can make a difference
If, as Barack Obama says, the greatest threat to future generations is climate change, then environmental policies to combat it need an outpouring of...
Dog food research triumphs at 3MT finals
A veterinary researcher beat 10 other finalists to win the PhD finals of the Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition with his research on dog protein...
Mysteries of volcanic avalanches unlocked
Massey University researchers have made the first observations of the internal structure of volcanic flows, which are responsible for fifty per cent...
New Zealand’s Native falcon – islands apart
Massey University research has appeared in a top international bird journal suggesting there are two subspecies of New Zealand's native falcon...
Livestock and sustainability – challenges and opportunities for NZ
Livestock may provide one-third of the value of global agricultural production, but it comes at a big cost for the planet.

Sustainability events

The following are upcoming sustainability-related events at Massey. If nothing is displayed there are no upcoming events.

Greening our CampusGreening our Campus
Fri 28 Apr 2017 - Wellington
What would it mean to 'green our campus'? What is already being done and what more can we do? Share your ideas with other staff and students
Greening our Campus - AlbanyGreening our Campus - Albany
Fri 5 May 2017
What would it mean to 'green our campus'? What is already being done and what more can we do? Share your ideas with other staff and students

Sustainability memberships

Australasian Campuses Towards Sustainability

Massey University is a member of Australasian Campuses Towards Sustainability (ACTS). In addition to the publically available information from their website all Massey staff have access to the member only area by registering on the website using their Massey email address. Webinars hosted by ACTS are available for Massey staff to join.

New Zealand Green Building Council

The New Zealand Green Building Council work in partnership with their membership organisations, a group of progressive businesses from all aspects of the building and property industry, with an aim to accelerate the development and adoption of market-based green building practices. As a member of the New Zealand Green Building Council, Massey staff and students enjoy a number of benefits.

Sustainable Business Council

Massey University is a Strategic Partner Member of the Sustainability Business Council (SBC). We are working with the SBC and other organisations to  help develop leadership in sustainable practices and education in the tertiary sector.

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