Sustainability and Climate Action

In the lead up to the 2019 elections (for 2020’s Student Reps) the topic of sustainability and climate action was at the forefront of many discussions and election platforms.

We had hoped to have a huge impact in this space in 2020, but when Covid-19 happened and the university took a massive financial hit, it became clear that divestment and climate justice were no longer on the agenda.

We haven’t forgotten about it, though, and are doing what we can to continue the fight and to build a strong team of students to carry this through.

We are committed to empowering sustainability focussed student societies and other groups like Fossil Free UTAS and SIPS.

Our student reps continue to be a presence on the University’s Sustainability Committee and are a channel for students to have their voices heard.