Sustainability Fortnight, 2023

4th -15th of September 

Image: Adelaide Sustainability Association

In 2023, the Sustainable Universities Network (SUN) in collaboration with the Australasian Campuses Towards Sustainability (ACTS) is organising a national sustainability fortnight! 

Overwhelmingly, sustainability student groups and staff departments are overworked. This sustainability fortnight aims to reduce the amount of work required to put on sustainability fortnight.

If you are putting on events during this week, please email us at for your event to be advertised on our national schedule. 

Aims of this initiative

We know sustainability weeks are an amazing way to engage your community but we know they can be a lot of work! Hence, our overarching aim is to create a national, coordinated sustainability fortnight. 

Any online event that any participating university group or department organises will be added to a national schedule. This aims to reduce the amount of events you need to organise as you can just advertise the events others are putting on to your students. 

Putting on an event? 

If you are planning an event for sustainability week on your campus, register your event via this Google Form and we will publish it on this site and our social media! 

This is a great opportunity for your online events to garner an international audience! 

NOTE: Each day of the fortnight is themed!
Online events that match the themes will be included in an online schedule.

September 4th: Welcome to Sustainability Fortnight

Kick off Sustainability Fortnight with this welcome webinar on September 4th hosted by ACTS and SUN! Join us as we introduce our organisations, share our vision for sustainability networking and collaboration, and provide a sneak peek into the exciting events lined up for you over the next few weeks!


September 7th: Plants - The forgotten majority

Did you know that two in five of the world’s plant species are at risk of extinction as a result of the destruction of the natural world? Yet we tend to only hear about the plight of mammals and birds. Join us on Threatened Species Day - a day to raise awareness of species at risk of extinction - for an eye opening webinar where our expert guest speakers will highlight some of the vital species of flora at risk of extinction and the importance of their conservation.


September 11th: Green careers: Insights from young sustainability professionals

Are you passionate about making a positive impact on our planet? Curious about what kind of "green careers" are around and how you can kick-start your journey towards becoming a sustainability professional? Then you're invited to join ACTS, the leading not-for-profit member network dedicated to campus sustainability in Australasia and the Pacific, for this special Sustainability Fortnight event. Hear firsthand from a panel of inspiring young sustainability professionals! Our panel of rising stars will share their journeys and how they're turning passion into impactful careers.

Whether you're a student with a keen interest in "green careers," an aspiring sustainability practitioner, or simply curious about the possibilities, this webinar is your chance to gain first-hand knowledge and connect with like-minded individuals.


September 12th: Green Campus Day 

During World Green Building Week in September, ACTS celebrates Green Campus Day by supporting members to showcase the buildings and other innovative features that make their campuses sustainable. A range of online and on-site events can be freely accessed by staff, students, industry representatives and the wider community. Check out Green Campus Day events here!

Tip: Hybrid events tend to be more accessible to a variety of people. Having an online component means that people from all over the country can come and listen. 

Another tip: put on events that are practical and answer questions that students (and staff) are genuinely asking. Unique information is valuable as you can search for most information online!