NIDA acknowledges the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the lands on which we learn and tell stories, the Bidjigal, Gadigal, Dharawal and Dharug peoples, and we pay our respects to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders past and present.


NIDA Green

NIDA Green is an environmental sustainability strategy that supports NIDA in achieving  carbon neutrality by 2030 and equips new generations of industry practitioners with the sustainability skills and practices to create positive change in their future workplaces across Australia and globally.

NIDA Green is a roadmap to achieving green outcomes across NIDA’s curriculum, student productions, building infrastructure and operations. It is the result of extensive consultation with staff and students, industry practitioners and international partners.

“NIDA – once again – is ahead of the pack. NIDA Green is a pioneer curriculum-based program which aims to have every graduate leave with a comprehensive understanding of the ‘why’ of sustainability and a tool kit to make the ‘how’ possible. With this understanding, sustainability will be business as usual across all practices. The learnings and teaching of this first of its kind program will be folded into NIDA productions by 2023 and the findings shared with others. This is the kind of initiative that makes bedrock industry change possible. It is extremely exciting and knowing NIDA, as I do, I am certain it’s just the beginning.”

– Cate Blanchett, NIDA alumna

NIDA has already embarked on its sustainability journey with the installation of solar panels and energy efficient chillers and air-conditioning. We have implemented E-waste recycling and are in the process of shifting from traditional incandescent lighting to LED lighting.

“It is wonderful to see NIDA’s Green Plan, as no industry is immune to the climate crisis. Given the large reach and influence that artists can have, there is a unique opportunity for NIDA to lead the charge for more meaningful action. Indeed, art has always played an important role in any significant cultural change.”

– Damon Gameau, NIDA Green Ambassador NIDA alumnus, actor, producer and director

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