Sustainability and OUSA

Sustainability and OUSA

OUSA has a strong committment to sustainability and it is not just short term, we believe in long term change which can be continued for years to come. 

Green your Scene

The OUSA Executive is committed to supporting and promoting sustainability in our everyday lives. We have a sustainability team that meets regularly to plan actions and advance sustainable practices in our workplace. We are excited to be participating in the Green Your Scene Programme. To find out how you can get amongst it please go to www.otago.ac.nz/sustainability 

It requires teams from workplaces to enter and work in a variety of areas to make their space a more environmentally place through a varitey of areas. 

1. Engagement 

2. Resource Use

3. Well-Being 

3. Travel 

4. Energy

5. Innovation & leadership 

The Executive is participating and we are looking at every area and attempting to be better in what we are doing. 

We believe that through action ourselves we are better placed to encourage action from others. 


These are some of the key actions OUSA has taken this year for sustinability: 

Part of this is the employment of a Sustainability Officer for OUSA. 

The development of a OUSA Sustainability Strategic plan.

Advocacy for numerous sustainable actions including cheaper bus fares for students, better waste and resource use by the University and DCC, organic waste kerbside collection and more! 

Co-hosting Sustinability Week 2020.