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Key to all that Lincoln University does is an awareness of, and care for, the environment.

This is from our course content, to our native plantings, to the paper our publications are printed on.
As New Zealand’s specialist land-based university, our mission to feed the world and live well is always with the aspiration to protect the future.
Sustainability Advisory Group for our Environment
In 1990 the staff-student group Lincoln Environmental Organisation (LEO) was established. Three years later the University Council adopted an Environmental Charter. This quickly saw the publication of an Environmental Policy in 1993 (a first among New Zealand tertiary establishments). In 1999 the University agreed to establish an Environmental Task Force with the aim of implementing the Environmental Policy. The University now has an Environmental Sustainability Policy and an Sustainability Advisory Group for our Environment (SAGE).
In addition to SAGE, an important role is played by LEO with strong support from LUSA. These groups help to ensure that the University ‘treads lightly on the Earth’. This has been achieved by major and significant efforts in energy conservation, water management and resource recovery. Lincoln University (together with Canterbury University and Ara Institute of Canterbury) has acknowledged that environmental sustainability must occur within tertiary operations but also in research, education and extension activities.
Everyone on campus can and should help with environmental sustainability, where even simple actions such as switching off unnecessary lights and only printing those essential documents can make a real difference.

Lincoln University website redevelopment project 2014
Nick Goodey - C# back end and SharePoint Developer
Star Chen - Web Developer
Karaitiana Taiuru - Web Developer SharePoint administrator
Ting Wu - Front end Developer
Jeremy Baker - Senior managment
Tafflyn Bradford-James Marketing director
Richard Corby - Project manager
Pikselin - primary partner, web designers, UX design