Greening your workplace

Are you passionate about sustainability in your workplace?

UQ has a range of initiatives and programs to help you green your office or lab. Learn how to minimise waste, manage recycling, reduce paper usage, and improve energy and water efficiency.

You might also like to check out the UQ Green Fund, where staff and students can apply for small grants to implement their sustainability ideas. Past recipients have delivered projects including a new community garden, a wellbeing craft workshop and an initiative to reduce plastic waste in labs.

If you’re part of one of UQ’s many residential colleges or residences, we also have a special program designed just for you. Take a look at our Green Residents information and request a copy of our college survey to start your own sustainability assessment.

Or, if you’re not sure where to begin your greening journey, consider accessing our staff training and development modules. These tailored guides provide diverse practical tips and education to help you improve sustainability in your workplace and daily life.

Green Office program 

Join a network of representatives promoting good environmental practices in the office. The program helps reduce landfill, improve energy and water consumption, and encourage sustainable purchasing.

Learn about Green Office.



Green Labs program

Join a network of environmentally conscious laboratory staff who promote good environmental practices in their area. Laboratories have a significant environmental impact and this program raises awareness and reduces waste.

Learn about Green Labs.



Green Residents program

We offer resources and tools to help UQ’s many residential colleges and residences to manage sustainability with a coordinated, networked approach.

Learn about Green Residents.



Green Fund

Got an idea for a sustainability initiative on campus? Need a grant to get started? Apply to the UQ Green Fund to access funds to help you bring your idea to life.

Learn about the Green Fund.



Staff training and development

Our online sustainability training modules cover UQ's environmental policies and procedures as well as workers' individual responsibilities. 

See our training modules.