Get involved

We welcome students, staff and visitors to get involved in sustainability at UQ. Whether you’re interested in greening your work place, looking after the natural environment, being part of a great sustainability community, or introducing better habits at home, we have a range of ideas and initiatives.

Take a look at our programs below.   Or explore how you can be part of our sustainability projects in key areas including recycling and waste, food and events, and transport.

Some of our most popular initiatives and events include our annual Sustainability Week, the UQ Repair Café, Warp-it (our online platform for donating office items), our community gardens at St Lucia and Gatton, and the UQ Sustainability Walk.

Sustainability tips

New to campus and wondering what you can do to be more sustainable at UQ?

From BYO bottles to sustainable food and transport, to caring for wildlife on campus, here are some simple ideas.

Read our sustainability tips.


UQ Sustainability Week

Join the UQ community annually in August for a week of festivities to promote sustainability.

Each year, we host a range of workshops, market stalls, activites and events.

Read about Sustainability Week.


DIY sustainability

Our DIY sustainability series shares suggestions to help you increase sustainability in your daily life.

The series focuses on the areas we know matter most to you, such as food, waste and transport. 

Read DIY sustainability tips.


Green Ambassador Program

The Green Ambassador Program (GAP) empowers students to collaborate on sustainability ideas.

A student executive council is elected each year to deliver a program of education and events.

Read about GAP.


Greening your workplace

We have a range of initiatives and programs to guide staff in greening their office or lab. 

Staff and students can also submit sustainability ideas to the UQ Green Fund.

Read about our green programs.


Sustainability volunteering

Gain practical experience promoting sustainability on campus and make new friends.

Opportunities include Welcome Weeks, Sustainability Week, tree planting, clean up events and more.

Read about sustainability volunteering.


Official days and campaigns

At UQ, we also regularly celebrate and support diverse sustainability events.

Students and staff may be able to participate in-person, register for online seminars, and access guidelines and resources.

See our official days and campaigns.


UQ Sustainability Award

The UQ Sustainability Award recognises student achievements and efforts in sustainability .

All students are able to participate and may undertake volunteering across a range of activities.

Read about the Sustainability Award.


Study and research

UQ is one of Australia's leading research and teaching institutions.

We offer a wide range of sustainability-focused programs and courses, as well as myriad higher research options.

Read about sustainability study and research.