Congratulations to the winners of CIVIQ and Elkay H2O HEROES Competition – University Edition

two female students refilling their water bottle on EZH2O Drinking Water Stations, the price for CIVIQ and Elkay H2O HEROES Competition

Here are the winners of CIVIQ and Elkay H2O HEROES Competition! We have received an overwhelming response to this initiative and we are proud of the different universities that are doing their part to reduce waste in their campuses and provide their staff and students with a healthier, happier community.

Congratulations to everyone! Stay tuned for future competitions and offers.

University of Sydney Union

University of Sydney Union Logo, one of the four winners winners of CIVIQ and Elkay H2O HEROES Competition

“The USU is committed to a sustainable future for our campus community and has made commitments ensuring sustainability is embedded into everything we provide – from our events and cafés to our student programs and facilities.

In our effort to become more sustainable we have partnered with companies who share a similar social, environment and ecological goals and we see CIVIQ as one of the key partners”

University of Technology Sydney

University of Technology Sydney Logo

“In 2019, UTS celebrated the opening of our newest campus building UTS Central. The public food court in the building was designed to phase out single-use plastics in response to environmental concerns of staff and students.

Staff and students are encouraged to bring their own reusable cups, containers and cutlery. All takeaway food packaging is commercially compostable (a mix of cardboard, paper, bamboo and PLA) and all drink containers are recyclable glass, aluminium and paper board.

We are estimating that in the first year of operation, we’ll be converting around 19 tonnes of food waste into usable compost, by diverting food scraps and packaging to be commercially composted rather than added to landfill.

UTS has a commitment, responsibility and capacity to act and be an actor of change. UTS is educating the next generation of leaders and as such as a responsibility to ensure graduates are equipped with good knowledge and understanding of responsible and sustainable business practices.”



“We have solar panels, we have recycling bins, we use recycled cups for take away coffee service. We are attempting to improve our sustainability practices. We practice love food hate waste. We use Criso for recycling and cleaning of grease traps, we have water tanks on campus.”

WA College of Agriculture Denmark

Western Australian College of Agriculture Denmark Logo

“Our campus is located on the southern coast of Western Australia; as a town, we have dispensed with single use plastic bags in our shops and at events. Our college has aligned itself with those values and continues to strive for a reduced environmental footprint with regards water consumption with the installation of shower heads that run at 7 litres per minute and educating students in the art of showering and reduced water usage.

We no longer use plastic water bottles and encourage all students and staff to carry reusable 2 litre bottles. Our goal for the future is to install water tanks and retro fit our commercial laundry, showers and toilets to reduce our use of the reticulated supply. We intend to throw our environmental net wide and capture all the opportunities available to us to reduce our utility use and educate, with the installation of solar panels and supporting a local shire project to recycle waste water by reticulating it onto pasture for our crops and animal production.

We are taking responsibility for our future by making changes across our campus that demonstrate the best way forward to our students and staff. A recently formed Sustainability Committee will hold us accountable and harness the minds of the environmental leaders of tomorrow. Our students.”

James Cook University Student Association (JCUSA)

James Cook University Australia Logo

“TropEco, which is a department of James Cook University, is about all of us creating a culture of sustainability at JCU. TropEco celebrates Sustainability in Action by creating opportunities and recognition for JCU sustainability ideas and assisting JCU to implement waste reduction, reuse and recycling programs and to educate and change behaviours with students and staff on waste management.

Single use plastic is being phased out. Straws were banned on campus at least 2 years ago JCU has a War on Waste program. This exists to reduce the 700,000kg of waste JCU send to landfill every year and to increase the recycling rate from 20%. The goal is 70% recycling rate.

Help us reach 70%.” 

Drinking water stations
Hand washing stations
Outdoor showers
Notice board & poster displays
Bicycle security
Wayfinding signage
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