Alev Saracoglu, Alex Vaughan, Georgia de Mestre, Jayesh Joshi

Alev Saracoglu, Alex Vaughan, Georgia de Mestre, Jayesh Joshi

Environment Officers

The environmental collective is radical out of necessity.

USYD invests $13 million in fossil fuels and has a multimillion dollar research partnership with Rio Tinto – of the world’s largest metals and mining corporations – while our Chancellor is married to a former mining executive. This gives polluting industries the social licence to operate while we have only 11 years to limit climate change catastrophe. Their impacts on Indigenous sovereignty and working class people are highlighted in our mid-sem road trips to rural communities in NSW. This builds networks, involving members in grassroots campaigns. The collective also subsidises students to go to the Adani blockade among other campaigns.

The Enviro Collective holds weekly meetings, social events, and is active, working to ensure the University is environmentally conscious, ethical and has a long-term sustainability agenda. It is an amazing opportunity for involvement in environmental and social issues with campus groups like Fossil Free USyd and Waste Fighters, and groups off campus, with strong focus on Indigenous sovereignty.

In July 2019, Sydney is hosting Students of Sustainability, organised by the Australian Student Environment Network (ASEN). This annual convergence sees hundreds of activists come together to learn and generate ideas. Like our Facebook page to stay in touch and get involved!

Latest Reports

Environmental Collective: What we do and how to get involved

Environment Officers, Steven Kwon, Marco Avena and Amelie Van Der Stock Like trees, bees and seas? Interested in meeting other folk who share these interests and want to protect them? AHAH! I see you’ve found the environment collective! Who are we? We are an SRC collective (no access needed to join!) dedicated to learning about […]

Community Garden

Who are we? We are a group of keen, green bean students who love building, gardening, sharing skills and growing food together! After seven years of lobbying the university for a greenspace, in November 2013 we joined up with the SRC, the Usyd Food Co-op and the Centre for English Teaching to create a space […]

Amelie Vanderstock reports on the Students of Sustainability conference held over the holidays

Environment Collective spent an active winter in Tasmania with the Australian Student Environment Network (ASEN) at the Students of Sustainability conference (SOS). Each year, SOS creates a safe space to explore ideas of environmental justice and its intersections with social movements. Eating vegan deliciousness, camping, dancing and skill-sharing with likeminded folk from around the country […]