Get involved

There's plenty of ways to get involved in sustainability issues – from choosing a related course to study at Deakin, to learning more about the environmental research we're carrying out or events we're running. 


If you're passionate about sustainability, carve a career for yourself developing policies or nurturing the environment, focusing on sustainability in communities, conservation or the built environment.

Explore our sustainability courses through the disciplines below or take a look at all our environment-related courses.

environmental management and sustainability

Sustainability and environmental management
Learn to influence future policy, planning and behaviour across a range of environmental areas by studying sustainability and environmental management at Deakin.

Environmental science

Environmental science
Provide a valuable contribution to developing a sustainable environment. Apply to study one of Deakin's environmental science courses.

Health and sustainability
Study health and sustainability at Deakin and discover the links between climate change and the social, economic and environmental determinants of health.


Learn how to manage our marine, coastal and catchment environments and provide a sustainable future by studying marine at Deakin.

sustainable regional development

Sustainable regional development
Contribute to the structural growth of rural and regional communities by studying sustainable regional development.

wildlife and conservation biology

Wildlife and conservation biology
Focus on solving real-world problems with our wildlife and conservation biology courses at Deakin.


Architecture courses at Deakin comprise cutting-edge content from the latest research, creating multi-skilled graduates with a global perspective.

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Environmental Engineering
Address global issues including climate change, sustainability, public and environmental health in this rapidly growing field.


Our research portfolio covers environmental management and sustainability; marine, freshwater and aquaculture sciences; wildlife and conservation biology – and much more. Our broad expertise, cutting-edge equipment and internationally renowned academics help to inform research that makes an impact.

Find out more about our life sciences and environment research

Find out more about our health, nature and sustainability research group.

The United Nations Association of Australia (Victoria Division) (UNAA Victoria) delivers an exciting and thought-provoking program of events and activities called 17 SDGs. Every year the series will explore the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), looking in particular at how they are relevant in local Victorian context.

Deakin is a proud signatory to the University Commitment to the SDGs. They set a sustainable development agenda that aims to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. Each of the 17 goals have specific targets to be achieved over the next 15 years. 

Visit the UNAA Victoria website to sign up for the latest event

Green Impact is a way of rewarding people who want to champion sustainability at Deakin. Staff located in the same physical space (such as an office, floor or building) are invited to create and register a Green Impact team and identify creative ways to tackle sustainability issues localised to Deakin.

Staff have access to an online Green Impact toolkit that lists different actions linked to Deakin's Sustainability Targets and the UN Sustainable Development Goals, and they tick these off in the toolkit as they achieve them.

Students can become involved in Green Impact as project assistants and auditors.

Learn more about Green Impact

Current students

If you're currently studying at Deakin, you can make all sorts of changes to help make you, your peers and your campus more sustainable and environmentally aware.

Find out how to get involved with sustainability on campus

Contact us

If you've got an idea you’d like to share about sustainability on campus, we'd love to hear from you. Please contact the director of the Organisational Sustainability Team.

Emma Connan
Director, Organisational Sustainability 
+61 3 5227 8531
Email Emma Connan

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