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

Amelie Vanderstock tells us about activism in regional NSW

“If you love this country, fight for it. This will be the biggest social movement this country has ever seen, and it will change this country forever.” – Drew Hutton, Lock the Gate Alliance President From Urban ASEN students to rural Knitting Nanas, 270 community campaigners from across Australia joined experienced activists, doctors and academics […]

The Student Environment Action Collective updates us on enviro activism

Welcome to the Student Environment Action Collective (SEAC)! There is plenty of excitement this week in the Environment Department because we have found a space for our community garden! After sneakily building a guerrilla garden on Eastern Avenue and after a long time negotiating with Uni admin we’re ecstatic to see this finally happening! We’re […]

Environment Report

Hello and welcome to Week One! The Student Environment Action Collective (SEAC) are the environmental group on campus dedicated to learning about and taking action on a number of environmental and social justice issues. The month ahead is definitely a busy one for enviro action, so you are sure to find an event that gets […]