Sustainability Tips

New to campus and wondering what you can do to be more sustainable at UQ? Here's some simple ideas. Easy peasy.

1. BYO water bottleCartoon girl with water bottle at water refill station

Bring your own refillable water bottle to uni and refill at our FREE water refill stations.  Fresh and free, all-day every-day!

Why is this a good idea? Read about the real cost of bottled water

2. Hug your mugCartoon student with reusable coffee mug

Using your own refillable cup avoids millions of disposable cups going to landfill each year.

Don't have a cup? Join Green Caffeen and get a free Green Caffeen reusable coffee cup when you buy a coffee.

3. Eat sustainable foodCartoon fresh food stall

Dine mindfully on sustainable foods that are good for you and the planet!

Think local, minimally processed and ethical. Try a meat-free day each week.

4. Embrace minimalism and recycleCartoon foods with arrows for the correct recycling bin

Ditch disposables with UQ Unwrapped and go plastic-free .

Avoid collecting stuff and focus on having items you need or love. Try a season of slow fashion.

Love to recycle but not sure what goes where? Check out our campus recycling guide or follow the friendly signs on the bins.

5. Walk, cycle or public transport to uniCartoon cyclist on campus

Walk or cycle to uni to be fit, active and eco-friendly. Check out our free bike boxes with lockers and shower facilities, cycling fixit stations and safe cycling tips.

Not feasible to walk or cycle? Catch public transport to campus, the ultimate ride-share!

6. Care for our wildlifeCartoon friendly ibis on campus

Our furry and feathered friends can be cute but please don't feed them.  It's ok to shoo wildlife away but it's not a good idea to leave food unattended!

Call for assistance from a carer if you find injured wildlife on campus.