Sustainability at AUT

concept art of electric bus

AUT to get one of New Zealand's first 100% electric buses

Through a jointly funded project with the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA) and Tranzit Group, AUT will add a 38 seat, 100% electric passenger bus to its fleet of shuttles operating between its three Auckland campuses. Read more

AUT is committed to achieving sustainability and taking action in light of local and global challenges. We continue to nurture a culture of sustainability through learning, teaching, research, partnerships and how we operate our facilities. 

Our vision 

AUT is dedicated to contributing positive benefits to the environment, society and the economy and ultimately to the planet.  

Our goals

AUT's sustainability goals encompass our commitment to be a university for a more sustainable world through our curriculum and how we operate. These goals aim to progress sustainability by demonstrating leadership in sustainable thinking, enabling our graduates and staff to flourish as sustainability change makers.

These goals identify how we will achieve objectives over a 10-year period. 

AUT’s sustainability goals 2012-2022 pdf icon (4 pages, 390 kB)  

AUT's Sustainability Taskforce

Vice-Chancellor Derek McCormack's Taskforce for Sustainability was established in 2012 and developed AUT’s sustainability goals across our areas of sustainability commitments. These goals identify how we will achieve objectives over a 10-year period by using the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as a framework.

In early 2016 AUT became a member of the UN’s Sustainable Development Solutions Network. The network was launched to mobilise scientific and technical expertise from academia, civil society and the private sector in the implementation of the SDGs. 

UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network website  

Words from the taskforce 

“We endeavor to prepare the AUT community for a world where greater sustainability has to be strived for by everyone.”

Thomas Neitzert, Professor of Mechanical Engineering & Production and Chair of the VC’s Taskforce for Sustainability. 

Last updated: 26-Oct-2017 8.33am

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