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Guides

 Sustainable events guide

University events can have significant impacts on the environment through the production of greenhouse gases, the generation of waste and the depletion of natural resources. As a higher education institute Macquarie University has the opportunity to play a leading role in sustainability by reducing the environmental impact of its events. This guide has been developed to enable staff and students to reduce the ecological footprint of events and help make Macquarie University more sustainable.

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 Sustainable catering guide

Sustainable catering is about considering not only the cost and quality of the products we consume but also their impacts on the environment and society. The goal of sustainable catering is to:

  • Minimise environmental impacts such as land degradation, loss of biodiversity, water pollution and climate change;
  • Contribute to thriving local economies and sustainable livelihoods; and
  • Provide social benefits, such as helping people to make healthy and nutritious food choices.

Download a version suitable for online viewing (PDF 1.40MB)
Download a version suitable for booklet printing (PDF 6.63MB)

 Sustainability tour guide


This self-guided tour is designed to familiarise Macquarie's students, staff and visitors with the sustainability initiatives and practices the University has established over the last few years. Please note that the tour will take a maximum of two hours to complete, including a coffee break. Short on time? Skipping interest points 5 & 6 in the guide could save up to an hour.

Download the Sustainability Tour Guide (PDF 1.71MB)

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