Sustainability news, events and memberships

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

News

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 relies on pollination by domesticated honey bees, but as their numbers plummet from a destructive...
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...
Massey student nominated for New Zealander of the Year
Massey University Masters' student Ms Marnie Prickett has been selected as one of ten nominees for New Zealander of the Year.
Social scientist’s call on plastic glitter ban goes global
She's really not the glitter Grinch - but those trillions of tiny, shiny flecks are a threat to marine life and human health, so it's time to ban the...
Methane eating bacteria key to greenhouse gas reduction?
Seven years ago, Dr Rashad Syed was living in India, today he graduated with a PhD having made great strides to tackle one of his new home country's...
Penguins on stage and street in climate change action
Using theatre to turn people into penguins is a symbolic way to highlight some of the planet's most vulnerable species in this year's global Aotearoa...
Kārearea pair choose Manawatū campus
A male and female kārearea have chosen Massey University as their hunting ground recently, giving staff and students rare glimpses of the bird...

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.

Earth Day Movie Night - Before the FloodEarth Day Movie Night - Before the Flood
Mon 23 Apr 2018 - Albany
In celebration of Earth Day, join us for a free screening of the climate change film, Before the Flood (2016).

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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