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Final Abandoned Bikes 2University by-laws have recently been updated to stipulate that bicycles can only be left on University grounds for 30 consecutive days.

Any bike left for longer than this will be deemed by Security staff to be ‘abandoned’ and tagged with a notice that the owner has 10 days to remove the bike.

After this time, locks will be cut and the bike and any accessories (e.g. helmet) removed and gifted to a charity or not-for-profit organisation.

Once this happens, the owner has no right of recourse, or compensation for the bike’s removal.

These rules have always applied to bikes stored in the secure bike sheds but now cover all bikes on all campuses.

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Green-Gown-FinalistThe Green Gown Awards are the only Award Scheme dedicated to recognising excellence in sustainability within the Australiasian tertiary education sector and the University of Adelaide has been shortlisted in five categories for this year’s Awards:

Winners will be announced at the ACTS Conference in November.

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thinkJoin Ecoversity, the National Wine Centre and OzHarvest SA for Think.Eat.Save. and learn how you can be part of the solution to food waste.

Some of Adelaide’s best chefs will converge on the North Terrace campus to serve up a free hot meal made from rescued ingredients that would have otherwise been discarded in landfill.

The event will also feature a panel discussion with local experts about food security, sustainable farming, and the future of our produce.

When: Monday 24 July, 11.30am-2.00pm, food from 12pm
Where: Goodman Lawns, North Terrace campus

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The Australian Walking and Cycling Conference Assistance Scholarships Fund
The Australian Walking and Cycling Conference (AWCC) Scholarships are designed to support people who are committed to improving and transforming the places we live, our economies and how we engage with our environment through walking and cycling.  The AWCC Scholarships provide some financial support to cover expenses […]

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This year’s highly competitive Green Project Fund round received a number of high quality applications on a range of topics including innovative technologies, waste management, energy and water efficiency, carbon management and sustainability focused engagement on campus. Below is a list of the successful applicants. We look forward to following these Green Projects as they […]

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If you have a great idea for a campus sustainability project, apply for funding through Ecoversity’s Green Project Fund.
Find more information about the Fund and how to apply here.
Applications close on 28th April 2017.
Previous projects have included a student waste education app, rooftop solar pv installations, lighting upgrades, composting systems and office sustainability campaigns.

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After the conclusion of the 22nd Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Marrakech, Morocco on 18 November 2016, the University of Adelaide is now formally admitted as an observer organisation (NGO) to the UNFCCC. The official UNFCCC website http://unfccc.int/parties_and_observers/ngo/items/9411.php now lists the University of Adelaide as an […]

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The latest GO8 Sustainability Forum was held at the University of Adelaide this week. Over two days, we met with our sustainability colleagues to share information about current projects, initiatives, future plans and the latest in energy management. Some of the highlights were a first look at the design of our collaborative GO8 Sustainable Building  […]

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This year saw a record number of high quality applications, many with a focus on energy efficiency and sustainable education. Applications were assessed against the fund’s criteria and in consultation with key groups across the Infrastructure branch. We are pleased to announce the following successful projects and applicants.

Gamifying Sustainable Waste Education – School of Computer […]

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Make an impact on campus! Staff and students can receive up to $20k for sustainability projects. Applications close Friday 1 April 2016. More information here.

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