What we do

ACTS creates and supports a range of programs, resources, developmental and networking opportunities for members and organisations working towards a sustainable, just and equitable future. The success of what we do lies in our ability to critically challenge and support collaboration with stakeholders to lead sustainability innovation and engagement.


Your one-stop-shop for an online sustainability engagement program; #actsofconnection is the perfect solution for any organisation looking to support internal engagement on sustainability but lacks the time or resources to develop a program in-house.

#actsofconnection subscribers can access a range of live and on-demand online events focussed on content that is topical and accessible to a wide audience.

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enACT is our monthly e-newsletter that delivers the latest sector sustainability news, resources, opportunities and events within Australasia every month. It is a great vehicle for promoting our member’s sustainability news, opportunities and events.

Members can submit content to be featured in the monthly eBulletin by contacting info@acts.asn.au by the first Monday of every month.

See our submission guidelines

Green Impact

Green Impact is a United Nations award-winning program designed to support environmentally and socially sustainable practice in your organisation.

This can mean anything from communicating recycling systems, to committing to go waste-free; from supporting team health and well-being campaigns, to working towards carbon-neutrality!

Based on proven behaviour change models,  its flexible approach means it can be tailored to meet each organisation’s unique needs.

In the Australasian region, Green Impact is exclusively delivered and supported by ACTS.

Visit the Green Impact Australasia website

Green Gown Awards Australasia

The Green Gown Awards Australasia is the first and only award scheme dedicated to recognising excellence in sustainability within the Australasian tertiary education sector. Firmly established as the most prestigious recognition of sustainability best practice, the Australasian awards have recognised institutions, large and small, and rewarded their sustainability actions and initiatives for more than a decade.

The Australasian Awards are administered by ACTS and are a regional partner of the International Green Gown Awards.

Visit the Green Gown Awards Australasia website


Learning In Future Environments (LiFE) was developed by sector colleagues from the UK, Australia and New Zealand to guide and support institutions to map their own route to a more sustainable future.

Whatever sustainability looks like in your institution, LiFE will help you identify gaps, focus your resources and set targets to drive change across the whole institution. You can decide to do all of the LiFE or just one of the priority areas.

Access to the LiFE guidelines is free for all ACTS members and compliments those working towards a STARS rating.

Visit the LiFE website

Member portal

The ACTS member portal provides you with individualised access to a range of resource collections covering all aspects of campus sustainability, from governance to curriculum to operations. If your organisation is a member of ACTS, then you can register for your own portal access to take advantage of webinar recordings, our online resource hub, exclusive members contact database and a wealth of international resources thanks to our strategic partners.

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In partnership with the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), ACTS is delighted to be able to provide members discounted access to the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS), as well as additional support to work towards a rating through the unique ACTS STARS Cohort group.

STARS is a transparent, self-reporting framework for higher education institutions to measure their sustainability performance with global benchmarking. It encompasses long-term sustainability goals for already high-achieving institutions as well as entry points of recognition for institutions that are taking first steps toward sustainability.

Learn more about STARS

Cohort members

Support the Global Goals

The United Nation’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a guiding framework to address the urgent global issues that threaten a thriving future.

ACTS is committed to supporting organisations and institutions to contribute to the targets of the Global Goals through their teaching, research and operational practices.

We also recognise that education will play a critical role in delivering the SDGs by providing the knowledge, innovations and solutions to address the complex and interconnected societal and environmental challenges that lie behind them.

To support these efforts, ACTS collaborates with our strategic partner SDSN AusNZPac to deliver the Accelerating SDG Practice Series. The aim of the series is to help lift the collective response of the sector to the SDGs by providing a space for our members to share and discuss approaches, challenges and learnings about SDG implementation.

Learn more about our work to support the SDGs