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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 reflects the views of our University community. Join us for a free working lunch to discuss carbon reduction, renewable energy, waste minimisation, water efficiency and sustainable procurement, facilitated by Charlie Hargroves, Sustainable Development Fellow, ECIC, details below.

Workshop 1: North Terrace Campus

Monday 17 August, Eclipse Room, Union House 1.00-2.30pm, click here to register.

Workshop 2: North Terrace Campus

Tuesday 18 August, Eclipse Room, Union House 12.30-2pm, click here to register.

Workshop 3: North Terrace Campus

Monday 24 August, Eclipse Room, Union House 12.30-2pm, click here to register.

Workshop 4: Roseworthy Campus

Tuesday 25 August, Council Room, Main Building – 1.00-2.30pm, click here to register.

Workshop 5: Waite Campus

Wednesday 26 August, Waite Campus – Lirra Lirra Cafe 12.30-2pm, click here to register.

All sessions include pizza lunch.

Follow the link to register your place. Please advise of any food allergies when registering. Please DO NOT register unless you plan to attend, these sessions will be popular!

For further information please contact us at or call on #35871

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Since 2009, the University has diverted nearly 100 tonnes of e-waste from landfill.

Until the end of the year, the e-recycling service will be offered free by Ecoversity. However from January 2016, there will be a charge associated with disposal. With this in mind, we encourage all schools and areas to review and consolidate electrical items that they have in storage.

Help to preserve our natural resources and decrease air, soil and water pollution by being socially responsible and re-using or recycling your electrical items. Visit the Ecoversity website for details on how to dispose of university e-waste on campus.


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At Open Day this year, you will find Ecoversity serving up Fair Trade coffee on the Barr Smith Lawns to keep you warm and alert as you venture around the North Terrace Campus. Ask us about sustainability on campus and how to get involved!


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On World Environment Day 2015 GO8 Universities from around Australia are celebrating the Living Laboratory concept – linking teaching and research activities to operational sustainability. This model is transforming campuses and improving the learning experience of students.
Download the GO8 Living Lab publication here to explore a great range of sustainability projects from around Australia.

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The Australian Cycling & Walking Conference will celebrate its sixth iteration featuring a mix of presentations and discussions about walking and cycling.
The conference will be held on Monday 20 and Tuesday 21 of July 2015 at the Flinders University building on Victoria Square, Adelaide. Please go to the conference website for more information, including to download a conference program:

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“The sessions offer the facts on the types and locations of our most frequent accidents resulting in cycling casualties, and the most effective strategies for avoiding them. We cannot overemphasise that this program is designed for both highly experienced riders as well as those new to commuting by bike – and simply aims to reduce […]

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An Ecoleader is an internal sustainability representative who is supported by the Office of Sustainability to undertake environmental initiatives for their local area or School. Ecoleaders, with the support of their Manager, are provided with information, advice, collateral and audit equipment to identify and action initiatives to save electricity, water, waste, gas etc. Ecoleaders have access to a host of resources and information about sustainability […]

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As part of the Adelaide City Council’s Go Green program, you are invitied to the City Library with one of Australia’s leading environmentalists Tim Silverwood.
When: Friday November 21 at 5:30pm
Where: City Library – just off Rundle Mall, map here
RSVP: Essential – book here to reserve your place
Cost: FREE
Tim is an ordinary guy who somehow found […]

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Free Breakfast for all cyclists on the Goodman Lawns from 8am – be early!
Kicking off at 8am, Ecoversity is hosting a Free Breakfast Event on the Goodman Lawns, North Terrace Campus.
Join us for free raffle prizes, Fair Trade coffee, pedal power smoothies, cycling information, and of course the Slow Bike Race!
We will also be […]

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Cycling for Culture through Aboriginal Kaurna, Peramangk and Ngadjuri Country – weekend 24-26 October 2014
For the second time since last October 2013, enthusiastic cyclists in Adelaide invite fellow cyclists for a three day “Cycling for Culture” tour through the countries of the Aboriginal Kaurna people (Adelaide), Peramangk Adelaide Hills and Mount Lofty Ranges) and Ngadjuri […]

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