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Sustainability at UC

With typical UC passion and commitment, our student-led Sustainability Committee has developed a Sustainability Strategy for the College and is working hard to drive behavioural change.

March harvest in the Kitchen Garden at UC

The aim is to reduce our carbon footprint, encourage recycling, reduce water usage and waste and educate the community on ways to live a more sustainable life in the College and beyond.

UCĀ is committed to ensuring a healthy environment and society for future generations of College residents and the wider global community. As University College accommodates a diverse range of students from around Victoria, Australia and the world, the College engages residents with environmental and social issues at both a local and global level. This experience provides residents with a platform by which to integrate environmental and social impact awareness into academia, chosen career paths and involvement with the wider community.

Our passion for sustainability extends to the smallest of details. We proudly support ‘Who Gives a Crap’, a toilet paper manufacturer which only uses 100% recycled paper fibres, bamboo or sugarcane in their products and donates 50% of their profits to WaterAid to build toilets and improve sanitation in the developing world.
Simon Griffiths, the Co-Founder of ‘Who Gives a Crap’ is a past Tutor of University College.