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Green Campus: About

The guide introduces to the Green campus office activities and recommended resource in the field of environmental studies.

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The Green Campus (GC) project is an initiative of Nazarbayev University to become a sustainable and green university. 

The GC Concept is based on principles of the Sustainable Development concept: environmental, economic, and social aspects.




Green Campus interrelates with University`s core missions: 

  • Education
  • Research
  • Innovation

Main environmental areas:

  • Reduction of GHG emissions (Scope 1,2)
  • Improvement of waste management process.

Main Drivers of the GC Initiative

  • Green Campus Office coordinates all university activities in the field of sustainable development, developing strategic documents and environmental policy, as well as coordinating activities related to environmental protection projects


  • NU Green Society, a student organization with more than 50 students. We are pleased to support our students’ eco-initiatives, such as Green Week, master classes, eco-trips, and many others. 


  • The Green Campus Committee is a ‘think tank’ project organization that generates ideas and projects and discusses its implementation. It also discusses the most pressing issues related to environmental life on our university campus that need to be addressed. The committee includes professors, researchers, students, heads of subsidiaries, and structural units of the University.

9 Key Areas for Campus Sustainability


Campus-wide operations

• Optimization of operational services on campus land, water, energy, and waste management

Sustainable Campus Organization

• Defining key targets, priorities and strategy ;

• Human resource, budget allocation

• Designing and construction of green buildings / making current buildings greener (LCC analysis, LCA analysis, Eco-Charettes (expert group on energy efficiency)

• Optimization of staff and students commuting and staff business travel ;

• Alternative sources of transport / greening the fleet;

• Making laboratories greener: waste management for laboratory waste, measures for efficient use of equipment

• Reaching community through regular communication: web-site, social platforms: Facebook, VK, Twitter, regular reports on progress

Green procurement

• Developing sustainable procurement procedures and practices

Employ and Student Engagement

• Community engagement through trainings, competitions, cultural events

University as a Catalyst for Society

• Supporting students and faculty projects (Living Lab);

• Participating in joint project with city/region

Green Campus In Media


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