The USU is committed to a sustainable future for our campus community and has made commitments ensuring sustainability is embedded into everything we provide – from our events and cafés to our student programs and facilities.

Here is a list of what we are doing so far:

  •  Our coffee is Rainforest Alliance Fairtrade supplied by Vittoria Coffee and $1 from every bag sold goes directly to Oz Harvest
  •  All ticketed events we run on campus are sold via Humanitix
  •  We manage and provide USYD Food Hub at Level 3 Wentworth Building to support our student community
  •  We are have a full ban of balloons at Festivals
  •  We have eliminated plastic straws in our bars and outlets and only offer #iamnotplastic straws on request
  •  We have eliminated 80% of plastic bottle waste in our outlets where we now use The Juggler milk tap system
  •  We use Biotrem & BioPak compostable tableware exclusively via our USU eats Food Truck
  •  We always provide a minimum 50% plant based options via our USU eats Food Truck and are looking to introduce Meat Free Monday’s at Courtyard 
  •  We are moving all single use packaging in our outlets to BioPak compostable solutions 
  •  We offer a discount of 50 cents when you BYO a bowl at Courtyard, Abercrombie, Carslaw and Laneway
  •  USU Rewards members get 35 cents when they BYO a cup or mug
  •  We have a mug wall at Courtyard where customers may borrow a reusable cup
  •  We provide a container deposit scheme in 4 key buildings to capture bottles and cans
  •  We have introduced a coffee ground reuse program at our outlets
  •  We have installed a Farmwall micro-green wall at Courtyard
  •  We have partnered with Bring Me Home to provide a comprehensive Food Rescue program
  •  We have partnered with Planet Ecologica to transition all paper-based products to industry first IAMNOTPAPER products
  •  We offer USYD Frank Green reusable cups and UNTRASHY reusable straws at an affordable price
  •  We support and donate to Oz Harvest
  •  Regular volunteer days with Oz Harvest and Eat Up Australia
  •  We are working to phase out most single use plastics in our retail venues 
  •  Our USYD Hoodies are 100% Ethical Australia sourced 
  •  Our bars operate with zero plastic and provide a reusable cup deposit system
  •  Our bread is supplied by the Bread and Butter Project, Australia’s first social enterprise bakery
  •  We have committed to City of Sydney’s Zero Waste Sydney Single Use Plastic Pledge
  •  We have committed to City of Sydney’s Love Food Sydney project
  •  We are partnering with Sydney Environment Insititute, Plate It Forward and FoodLab Sydney to introduce a Community Kitchen & Sustainability Hub on campus 
  •  Introduced a community recycling collection hub within Level 2 Wentworth Building 
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In our effort to become more sustainable we have partnered with companies who share similar social, environment and ecological goals:

 
 
If you have an idea or would like to help us with our mission to make USYD the most sustainable campus in Australia, contact us

USU Sustainability

02 9563 6000
sustainability@usu.edu.au


For expression of interest in relation to corporate partnerships at Enviro Week 2022, please email: advertising@usu.edu.au
 
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