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Environment and sustainability


Dear QUT graduate,


Sustainability affects every aspect of our lives – food, water, clothing, buildings, energy, transport, waste. It needs to be a priority for every individual, every organisation, and every country.


QUT’s Sustainability Action Plan promotes a university-wide effort to become carbon neutral by 2030. This plan includes finding new ways to reduce waste, encouraging sustainable transport, maintaining and improving campus biodiversity, and developing a built environment that minimises environmental impacts.


Like many of you, we are committed to living lightly upon the earth and reducing our impact on the environment. Through partnerships, research, teaching programs, and campus operations, we're striving for a low carbon future.


Stay up to date with sustainability news, events, and resources below. 


News and events


A man holding a small puppet that is being projected onto a screen in the distance.

Creative Industries alumni, Nick and David, are master visual theatre makers. Win tickets to their upcoming QPAC show, Ishmael - a space saga on climate change! 


> Find out more

woman holding up a yellow dress against her body and looking in a mirror to see how it looks. She is standing next to a closed wardrobe with clothes hung on clothes hangers hung to the outside.

What have you done with last season’s clothes? QUT Associate Professor Alice Payne says everyone can play a role in the transition to a circular economy.


> Discover solutions for textile waste

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QUT alumnus and sustainability advocate, Elissa Jenkins, shares a few ideas for how we can reduce our impact on the planet during a global health pandemic.


> See Elissa's tips

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Co-founder of Undress Runways and QUT alumnus, Edda Hamar, explains how employees can hold companies accountable for their environmental footprint.


> Read more

The New Zealand SailGP F50 catamaran with its Race for the Future partner, Live Ocean, on the wing sail.

CEO of Live Ocean and QUT alumnus, Sally Paterson, explains the ‘ocean opportunity’ and the role that sport can play in the race to save our oceans. 


> Tell me more

Samantha and Karina Seljak sitting together on the front steps of a house. They are wearing casual clothes and smiling at the camera.

QUT alumni and sisters, Karina and Samantha Seljak, are proving how small business can accelerate the transition to a circular economy.


> See their mission to design out waste

Now - 26 September 2021

Veiled Paradise at QUT Art Museum

Veiled Paradise surveys three decades of Badtjala artist Fiona Foley’s practice.


This leading contemporary Aboriginal artist’s work is informed by her ancestral connection to K’Gari/Fraser Island, drawing equally upon its serene beauty and the history of systemic violence and sexual exploitation perpetrated on its shores. 

Artwork: Fiona FOLEY, 'The Magna Carta Tree #2' 2021. Fujiflex digital print. Courtesy the artist and Andrew Baker Art Dealer, Brisbane. Photo: Mick Richards
Abstract blue and grey background. Text overlay reads: Real World Wisdom webinar series with QUT Alumni

25 August 2021

Workplace skills

Join our panel of experienced alumni with people management and coaching skills!


They'll be sharing tips on giving and receiving feedback, performance reviews, and common challenges faced in the workplace by newer employees.

30 September 2021

Societies on the Brink

Professor Axel Bruns will unpack the increase in hyperpartisanship and polarisation fuelled by fringe media outlets, disinformation campaigns, and social media.


Presented by QUTeX in partnership with the ARC Centre of Excellence for Automated Decision-Making and Society.


Join online or in person.

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A long line of cyclists riding on a highway. There are no cars.

17 October 2021

Brisbane to Gold Coast Cycle (B2GC) Challenge

One of Australia’s biggest charity cycling events, this year's ride will support Stronger for Longer - a group that works in partnership with QUT to support promising prostate cancer research.


Real world support


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Do you want to explore a new field, something you’re passionate about, or prepare yourself for a career in an emerging industry?


> Explore courses for a new career

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Continuous learning is now more affordable and accessible with the release of QUTeX Fundamentals, a range of short, online courses available at a discounted rate (from $99) for QUT alumni. Discount applied at checkout.


> Search QUTeX courses

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Are you an aspiring female leader? In partnership with UN Women Australia, QUT Business School is offering a full scholarship for the Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA).


> Apply now


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