ANUgreen is the University's environmental management program managed by the Facilities & Services Division.
Established in 1999 under the ANU environment policy, ANUgreen is responsible for implementing the University's Environmental Management Plan as overseen by campus representatives on the Environmental Management Planning Committee. It does this by working directly with the University community, and educating and empowering staff and students to play an active role in reducing our collective environmental impact.
Environmental Management Plan
The draft 2017-2021 Environmental Management Plan provides strategic direction for ANU to create a more sustainable university. It also outlines a road-map with specific targets and strategies. This is the fourth EMP for the University.
The draft 2017-2021 EMP is currently being reviewed.
As a Commonwealth Agency, ANU manages its diverse heritage values in line with the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act) and the best practice guideline The Burra Charter – The Australia ICOMOS Charter The Australia ICOMOS Charter for Places of Cultural Significance. For more information please visit the heritage page.
Since 2001 ANU has significantly improved its environment performance. Annual sustainability reports provide progress on implementation of the Environmental Management Plan. ANUgreen also produces annual risk assessment reports, and reports required under the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Scheme and the National Pollutant Inventory.
Reports for previous years can be obtained by contacting ANUgreen.
ANUgreen is a member of several national and global university sustainability networks.
International Alliance of Research Universities
ANU is a member of the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU) comprising 10 institutions: ETH Zurich, National University of Singapore, Peking University, University of California, Berkeley, University of Cambridge, University of Copenhagen, University of Oxford, The University of Tokyo and Yale University.
One of the key activities of the IARU is to collaborate on campus sustainability initiatives. This includes including holding a six week campus sustainability internship program.
International Sustainable Campus Network
The International Sustainable Campus Network provides a global forum for universities to collaborate and exchange information on how to achieve sustainable campus operations.
Australasian Campuses Towards Sustainability
ANU was a founding member of Australasian Campuses Towards Sustainability (ACTS). ACTS aims to promote and support change towards best practice sustainability within the operations, curriculum and research of the tertiary education sector.