Sustainability news, events and memberships

Check out the latest sustainability-related news and events at Massey University and sustainability memberships.


Penguins on stage and street in climate change action
Using theatre to turn people into penguins is a symbolic way to highlight some of the planet's most vulnerable species in this year's global Aotearoa...
Kārearea pair choose Manawatū campus
A male and female kārearea have chosen Massey University as their hunting ground recently, giving staff and students rare glimpses of the bird...
Critic and conscience award for 'fearless crusader'
Massey University's Dr Mike Joy has been presented with the inaugural Critic and Conscience Award for the difference he has made to the issue of New...
Kiwi road workers’ banter makes London stage
Her sleep-ins were ruined. But Elspeth Tilley ended up writing an award-winning play based on conversations between road workers she overhead while...
Chinese lead on climate change as US support melts
China is trying to develop a more positive image as a leader in environmental issues, including in Antarctica and the Polar regions, says Dr Marc...
Geographer honoured for farm and forestry research
The study of this country's farming and forestry industries, and of the development of geography as a university subject in New Zealand, are themes...
Planning students offer hope for people and planet
Developing affordable housing and finding solutions for conservation and hazard planning are among the special interests of four top students from...
Opinion: Fish can’t die twice - flawed water report
Our Freshwater Report 2017 from the Ministry for the Environment definitely shows an improvement in honesty on their water chapter in the recent...
Create1world empowering youth artists and activists
With so many humanitarian, economic, military and ecological crises facing the world it can get depressing, especially if you are a young person with...
Opinion: Value of humanities should not be underestimated - scientist
Successive governments have taken the view that education is about generating a short-term profit. For years, tertiary education policy has sought to...

Sustainability events

Global Climate Change Week 9-15 October 2017

Please see Global Climate Change Week.

Additional sustainability events

The following are other upcoming sustainability-related events at Massey. If nothing is displayed there are no upcoming events.

Sustainability memberships

Australasian Campuses Towards Sustainability

Massey University is a member of Australasian Campuses Towards Sustainability (ACTS). In addition to the publically available information from their website all Massey staff have access to the member only area by registering on the website using their Massey email address. Webinars hosted by ACTS are available for Massey staff to join.

New Zealand Green Building Council

The New Zealand Green Building Council work in partnership with their membership organisations, a group of progressive businesses from all aspects of the building and property industry, with an aim to accelerate the development and adoption of market-based green building practices. As a member of the New Zealand Green Building Council, Massey staff and students enjoy a number of benefits.

Sustainable Business Council

Massey University is a Strategic Partner Member of the Sustainability Business Council (SBC). We are working with the SBC and other organisations to  help develop leadership in sustainable practices and education in the tertiary sector.

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