Our Commitment

In addition to the overarching strategic goals of the University, we demonstrate our commitment to sustainability in a number of ways.

The Sustainability Policy Advisory Group (SuPA)

The SuPA Group provides advice to the Vice Chancellor's Executive Committee and advocacy, coordination and guidance to the University to promote the integration of sustainability principles and practices across the diversity of the University's activities. It is comprised of a representative from each teaching and operational unit in the University and a student representative from LEXSA.

The Talloires Declaration

In 2005, SCU became a signatory to the Talloires Declaration - a ten point action plan for incorporating sustainability and environmental literacy into teaching, research, operations and outreach at colleges and universities. It has been signed by over 350 university presidents and chancellors in 40 countries.

The Talloires Network

In 2013, SCU became a member of the Talloires Network - an international association of institutions working together to implement the recommendations of the Talloires Declaration and build a global movement of engaged universities.

Australian Campuses Towards Sustainability (ACTS)

Since 2008, SCU has been a member of Australasian Campuses Towards Sustainability (ACTS) - the primary forum for sustainability in the Australian and New Zealand Tertiary sectors. All SCU staff have access to ACTS information and tools to further the cause of ESD in higher education. There are opportunities for staff and students to apply for scholarships to attend the annual ACTS Conference.

Sustainability Advantage Program

In 2008, SCU committed to the Sustainability Advantage Program in partnership with the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage and in 2013 obtained Bronze Recognition in the program for its achievements. The program facilitates a variety of modules that address sustainability challenges in all areas of the organisation.

Sustainability Advantage Bronze recognition