Clubs and societies

There are a number of clubs and societies that people can join to help the sustainability movement.

Amnesty International

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Amnesty International is a global human rights organisation that mobilises over 7 million people in 150 countries to oppose human rights violations. Our club works closely with the New Zealand head office to host fun and informative events on campus that engage university students with Amnesty's campaigns. We have movie nights, letter writing sessions, speaker events, bake sales and more. Email us to find out about our weekly meetings and other upcoming events.

Facebook: UoA Amnesty on Campus

Engineers Without Borders Auckland Students' Chapter

EWBNZ's Auckland Students' Chapter is focused on social change through humanitarian engineering and creating sustainable impact in New Zealand and abroad. We host a wide range of activities, workshops, design challenges, professional networking events and more, alongside our National Chapter’s overseas opportunities.
Facebook: Engineers Without Borders NZ Auckland Students' Chapter

Engineers Without Borders NZ - Auckland Students' Chapter

Oxfam on Campus


Oxfam on Campus is concerned with the social injustices in the world that leave billions of people living in extreme poverty, unable to receive a decent amount of food, clean water, shelter and suffering from diseases such as AIDs and malaria. The group's goals are to educate and inform students about getting involved in Oxfam though campaigns such as Make Trade Fair and Make Poverty History. At the moment, Oxfam on Campus is campaigning to make the University a Fair Trade University.

Facebook: Oxfam on Campus

Tzu Chi Collegiate Association of NZ

Through loving and caring for others and the environment, we spread the news of great love and humanity that enriches our life. Our activities include rest home visits, tree planting, weeding, and a reading programme with East Tamaki Primary School.

Facebook: Tzu Chi Collegiate Association of NZ

UoA Fair Trade Club

The Fair Trade Club aims to raise the profile of fair trade among university students. Through the principles of fair trade, including paying a fair price, opposing child or forced labour, and respecting the environment, we believe we can create a more just world. Among our recent activities, we have teamed-up with Rotoract University of Auckland to plant trees at Motuihe Island, and have held a Fair Trade High Tea and Fair Trade Bake-Off Competition.

Facebook: UoA Fair Trade Club

Generation Zero on Campus

Generation Zero's overarching goal is for New Zealand to be carbon neutral by 2050 through negotiation with Government (national and local) and social inspiration. The purpose of Generation Zero UoA is to foster leadership development through the coordination of educational and awareness projects about climate change and the importance of voting and making your voice heard in politics.

Facebook: Generation Zero

Plastic Diet

Plastic Diet

Plastic Diet is a youth-led organisation focusing on reducing the impacts and consumption of single-use plastics. Our University of Auckland team runs social and educational events, campaigns and monthly workshops on dealing with plastic related issues, as well as the weekly Waste Watchers initiative in the quad. Sign up to get involved on our website.


Facebook: Plastic Diet

Greens on Campus

Greens on Campus raises awareness on campus about political issues (elections, electoral roll), social justice and some environmental issues through stalls, petitions, posters, meetings, video nights and tree plantings.

Facebook: Young Greens Auckland

Medical Students for Global Awareness

The aim of our organisation is to empower medical students as future doctors to become more involved with local and global humanitarian issues. Our parent organisation is the Nobel Peace Prize laureate IPPNW, who for years have used the strong and non-political voice of doctors to lobby against war and environmental degradation.

Facebook: Medical Students for Global Awareness

United Nations Youth New Zealand

The United Nations Youth Association of New Zealand is an organisation run by youth, for youth, dedicated to upholding the spirit of the United Nations through raising the awareness, involvement and empowerment of young people in local, national and international spheres.

Facebook: UN Youth New Zealand Auckland Region

Auckland Uni Animal Rights Group

The Auckland Uni Animal Rights Group aims to establish a culture of respect for animals at the University of Auckland. We organise trips to animal sanctuaries in Northland and Raglan where volunteers feed animals, clean animal homes, weed gardens and carry out other maintenance jobs.