The University of Tasmania and RMIT lead the winners in this year’s green gowns and awards for excellence, announced last night by Australasian Campuses towards Sustainability.
In the Built Environment category the winning project is student apartments at the University of Tasmania’s Inveresk campus, which ACTS describes as “sustainable in every sense.” The project was funded in part by the Rudd Government’s National Rental Affordability Scheme.
Other winners are:
Creating impact: UNSW for a battery recycling project
Community: University of Tasmania for a programme on education for sustainability
Continuous improvement, institutional change: University of Southern Queensland for embedding sustainability practise
Facilities and services: RMIT, for converting a basement car park into a bike hub. There’s space for 400 plus showers and change rooms for riders plus repair stations and e-bike charging
Learning, teaching and skills: RMIT’s study tour of UN sustainable development goals in Vietnam
Student engagement: University of Adelaide for the student created and run Sustainability Association
Staff excellence: Rachael Goddard, environment and sustainability manager at the University of Waikato
Student excellence: Sophie Lamond, for “creating a community of practice working on transforming campus food environments” at the University of Melbourne