Bringing Sustainability to LifeŽ
'Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.'
Our Vision: Sustainability as CORE business
UWS aims to incorporate a focus on sustainability in its CORE business activities – Curriculum, Operations, Research and Engagement.
UWS is actively seeking to establish itself as a living laboratory via its innovative teaching and learning pedagogies and its cutting edge research facilities. In addition, UWS has set out to practice what it teaches and its campus operations encompass carbon, waste and water reduction initiatives, sustainable procurement strategies and IT enabled communications. As a 'university of the people' (AUQA, 2006) UWS is also committed to Greater Western Sydney by actively engaging in a two-way manner with communities and businesses on the key sustainability challenges facing this diverse region. We invite you to learn more about the sustainability agenda and to contact us if you are interested in collaborative programs and relationships.
Education for Sustainability (EfS)
Education for Sustainability is a lifelong learning process that leads to an informed and involved citizenry having the creative problem-solving skills, scientific and social literacy, and commitment to engage in responsible individual and cooperative actions. These actions will help ensure an environmentally sound and economically prosperous future.
For more information, please see the US Global Change Research Information Office website (opens in a new window).