Developing an Environmental Sustainability Strategic Plan

Massey University has a strong record of teaching, research and engagement around sustainability-related matters. We are in the early stages of a process to reduce our carbon footprint as an organisation. But we can do more. Part of our challenge as a university is to decide where and how we can make a difference, and what our priorities should be.

Many thanks to all those staff and students who provided written submissions or attended meetings so that we could revise the draft Sustainability Strategic Plan. This feedback has been taken on board in a revised version of the ‘Sustainability Strategy’ available below. This revised document takes on board the message that staff would like to see inclusion in the strategy of issues of social justice and economic prosperity for all, alongside environmental sustainability. If you would like to provide any further comments on this changed version please do so by emailing by 4th August 2017.


Developing a Sustainability Strategy for Massey University (704 KB)
Revised Sustainability Strategy July 2017 (556 KB)
Sustainability Advisory Group Terms of Reference (254 KB)
Carbon Management Meeting Presentation 16 May 2017 (1,361 KB)

Key dates

31st March Release of the Draft Sustainability Strategic Plan.
31st May Deadline for submissions on Draft Sustainability Strategic Plan.
mid July Release of the revised Strategy for further feedback.
28th July Deadline for second round of submissions on revised Draft Sustainability Strategic Plan.
August-October Draft Sustainability Strategic Plan considered by SLT and sub-committees.
November-December Sustainability Strategic Plan submitted to Council for consideration at its December meeting.


Greening our campuses

  • Albany: Friday 5th May, 2-3pm, Round Room, Atrium.
  • Manawatū: Wednesday 12th April, 12-1pm, SGP 1.04.
  • Wellington: Friday 28th April, 12-1pm, Executive Seminar Suite.

Climate change action through managing carbon at Massey

Video-linked meeting on Tuesday 16th May between 9-10.30am.

  • Albany: AT4
  • Manawatū: GLB 1.14
  • Wellington: 5C17

College-based meetings on research, teaching and learning

College of Health

  • Albany: 17th May, 10-11.30am, MBS 2.15.
  • Wellington: 12th April, 12-1pm, 5C18.

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

  • Albany: 3rd May, 12-1pm, AT3.49/50
  • Manawatū: 3rd May, 12-1pm, Aston 2.

College of Sciences

  • Albany: 17th May, 12.30pm-1.30pm, QB1.
  • Manawatū: 26th April, 1-2pm, AH1.

Massey Business School

  • Albany: 3rd May, 12-1pm, MBS1.21.
  • Manawatū: 3rd May 12-1pm, GLB3.02.

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