Charles Sturt University (CSU) has been declared Australia’s first official carbon neutral university. On Tuesday 26 July, the institution was certified as ‘Carbon Neutral’ by the National Carbon Offset Standard - Carbon Neutral Program, administered by the Federal Department of the Environment. CSU is currently the only Australian university to reach this national standard, and one of only 27 organisations to be nationally recognised for their carbon neutrality. CSU reached this important sustainability milestone by reducing and offsetting its carbon emissions so that, according to the Department of Environment, the net emissions of the organisation are equal to zero.
EAG would like to congratulate Charles Sturt University for this feat.