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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 during the conference time period.

Types of Awards

  • The AWCC Award for local people from Adelaide (free registration and dinner)
  • The AWCC Award for people from rural SA or interstate (up to a maximum of $400 for flights and accommodation etc.)


The purpose of the award is to support people who contribute to developing walking and cycling but are not able to attend due to financial pressures or hardship. Eligible people should be able to demonstrate an interest and activity in areas related to walking and cycling such as liveability, public health, community building, economic development and/or environmental sustainability.

To Apply

To apply for a scholarship, please provide a one page document outlining how you meet the eligibility criteria, including a description of your personal circumstances and the area in which you work, study or volunteer that contributes to walking and cycling. Submit your application to the AWCC committee via e-mail ( prior to 16 June 2017.

Applications will be reviewed by the AWCC committee, with scholarships announced at the end of June.

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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 are delivered on campus.

  • Ecoversity Dashboard Extension, Professor Ali Babar (School of Computer Science)
  • Piggery Waste into Soil Nutrients, Chris Penfold (School of Agriculture, Food & Wine)
  • Waterless Condensers, Gino Farese (School of Physical Sciences)
  • 3D Printing Filament Extruders, Ian Linke (Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences)
  • Power Consumption Awareness, Lei Chen (School of Mechanical Engineering)
  • The Green Academic, Melissa Nursey-Bray (School of Social Sciences)

Congratulations to all the successful applicants!

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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 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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Register here to join us for our annual celebration of cycling to campus on Wednesday 14 October!
FREE Breakfast for all cyclists on the Goodman Lawns from 8am – be early!
We’ll have free raffle prizes, Fair Trade coffee, pedal power smoothies, cycling information and the Slow Bike Race. For the first time Mel from Honeybee Cycles […]

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What does campus sustainability mean to you? What strategies would you like to see adopted to support energy efficiency? How can we collaborate and innovate across a number of areas to future proof the University for generations to come?
The University’s Sustainability Plan is currently under review and we’d like your input to ensure the Plan […]

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