Sustainability news, events and memberships

Check out the latest sustainability-related news and events at Massey University and sustainability memberships.


Early settler’s photos reveal a changing landscape
Environmental historian Dr Catherine Knight's new book celebrates the life and work of a 19th century farmer and beekeeper whose photographs captured...
Massey’s global voice on marine plastic waste
Environmental anthropologist, political ecologist and single-use plastic-free campaigner, Dr Trisia Farrelly has been appointed to a taskforce...
Cancer, camellia and saddleback research awarded
Blight-resistant camellia, cancer prevention, migrant mental health, and preservation of the saddleback are among the diverse topics being undertaken...
Virtual reality glimpse into the future - a festival must
Hurtling 150 years - via a virtual reality experience - into an imagined future Wellington where climate change and quakes have blitzed the city is...
Social science links Massey with Wageningen
Social scientists from Middle Earth and Europe have joined forces to tackle urgent global issues such as food shortages, the environment,...
PAWS – hazard response for people and animals
Two groups of Massey University researchers are teaming up to create PAWS, with the aim of helping protect both animals and humans from natural...
Major prize for 'Tender' poems to a father
After ten years, Massey University PhD student Janet Newman decided to stop writing about her father - and winning a literary prize for a sequence of...
Lawns – site of backyard environmental salvation?
Humanity's often abusive relationship towards nature has culminated in concerns we have wrecked Earth beyond repair. So, what does the mundane act of...
The science of saving our honey bees
Everything from kiwifruit orchards to vineyards rely on pollination by domesticated honey bees, so a new Massey University project is focusing on...
Saving birds through their own song
Conservationists have struggled for years to create software capable of identifying bird species through their song alone - new funding is giving...

Sustainability events

Global Climate Change Week 9-15 October 2017

Please see Global Climate Change Week.

Additional sustainability events

The following are other upcoming sustainability-related events at Massey. If nothing is displayed there are no upcoming events.

Sustainability memberships

Australasian Campuses Towards Sustainability

Massey University is a member of Australasian Campuses Towards Sustainability (ACTS). In addition to the publically available information from their website all Massey staff have access to the member only area by registering on the website using their Massey email address. Webinars hosted by ACTS are available for Massey staff to join.

New Zealand Green Building Council

The New Zealand Green Building Council work in partnership with their membership organisations, a group of progressive businesses from all aspects of the building and property industry, with an aim to accelerate the development and adoption of market-based green building practices. As a member of the New Zealand Green Building Council, Massey staff and students enjoy a number of benefits.

Sustainable Business Council

Massey University is a Strategic Partner Member of the Sustainability Business Council (SBC). We are working with the SBC and other organisations to  help develop leadership in sustainable practices and education in the tertiary sector.

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