Planet Positive

The environment and climate emergency is the greatest challenge of our time. Education is the best solution.

Protect our future. Be Planet Positive.

The greatest challenge of human existence is upon us: the planet is suffering and the consequences for present and future generations are profound. Tackling climate change, waste generation and the loss of biodiversity is the responsibility of every person.

Students feel this responsibility keenly. They want the skills, knowledge, and opportunity to positively effect change in their future careers, which is why Curtin has launched the Planet Positive Program.

Together, let’s make this opportunity available to as many students as possible. Donate to Planet Positive Scholarships now and protect our future.

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Zoe came close to losing everything in the WA Wooroloo bush fires and is now building greater awareness of the climate emergency so that our planet can be preserved for future generations.


Krishna witnessed one of his fondest childhood memories swept away by storms, and knows that education will prepare the future workforce to tackle the climate emergency head-on.


Chase has seen hurricanes devastate their community several times, but hopes that a shared passion for real-world change will inspire many to act, promising a better future for all.

Meet Falak

Falak, a student from India, is studying a Bachelor of Engineering, Bachelor of Commerce double degree at Curtin Perth. She is also a Planet Positive Student Champion.

Brittany is a proud young woman of Wiradjuri Descent, living on Whadjuk Noongar Country while studying applied sciences at Curtin University’s Centre for Aboriginal Studies. She is also a Planet Positive Student Champion.

Curtin student and Planet Positive Student Champion Falak Dadlani
Planet Positive by Curtin Fine Arts student Chase Hayes

Chase Hayes, in/action: the climate paradox, 2023, gouache on canvas with digital manipulation.

This artwork was created for the Planet Positive Program by Curtin student, Chase Hayes.

Chase is a Fine Arts student and Planet Positive Student Champion. Passionate about climate action, Chase hopes to inspire the next generation to be environmental leaders in their chosen fields.

“The artwork encapsulates the duality of our present landscape while offering glimpses of two potential futures yet to be determined.  As a student champion, I wanted to create a piece that simultaneously reflects the seriousness of our current reality and serves as a beacon for the extraordinary future we can unlock through accessible and sustainable education.”

The Program

The Planet Positive Program will equip students with the knowledge and skills required to address the environment and climate crisis.

Meet Josh
Dean of Sustainable Futures, Humanities

Meet Josh

“Education is the silver bullet. Knowledge leads to understanding and when we understand what the issues are, we can set about solving them. Planet Positive will equip students from all course backgrounds with the knowledge and skills to champion positive environmental change. It resets the paradigm from simply reducing impact, to being restorative and to being planet positive.”

Thanking our supporters

We are grateful to all our generous donors and supporters who have joined us to protect our future.


Have a question? Further information is available about the program, scholarship, and your donation.

Get in touch

If you would like to talk to our Student Champions or find out more, please contact us. | +61 8 9266 9255

Planet Positive qualification

Learn more about the Planet Positive qualification.

Undergrad certificate | Specialisation

Sustainability Challenge

Students will join forces with industry to solve sustainability challenges.

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