Student and Staff Initiatives
There are many activities and initiatives aimed at improving the sustainability of University of Melbourne campuses.
- University of Melbourne students run the Environment Collective and its sub-group the Climate Action Working Group, which meets every Tuesday at 1pm, Joe Nap Room A, 2nd floor Union House, as well as Greening Out, which hosts chill-out/reading/discussion/film gatherings.
- A number of Green Initiatives have been implemented in Union House.
- The Student Union commissioned an audit of Union House's water consumption which resulted in a detailed water management plan: Water Conservation Plan (60.4KB).
- The Postgraduate Environment Network is open to current postgrads and alumni. It has Facebook and Twitter groups.
- The Melbourne University Law Students' Society Environment Group is open to law students at the University.
- The Australian Youth Climate Coalition is a coalition of Australia's largest youth organisations and over 50,000 young people from across Australia. The University of Melbourne group will soon become a Student Union affiliated club.
- The Cross Campus Environment Network (CCEN) is a network of students with a commitment to environmental activism from campuses around Victoria. It is part of the Australian Student Environment Network.
- The National Tertiary Education Union (Victoria) invites tertiary education staff to become Climate Champions.
- The Graduate Certificate in Advanced Learning and Leadership (GCALL) offers leadership training in sustainability for graduate students.
For information on the Union and sustainability please contact:
Ruthie Hambling & Rachel Dean
(+61) 03 8344 8011
Location: Environment Department, University of Melbourne Student Union
First floor Union House, University of Melbourne, VIC 3010