University’s formal admission to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change

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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GO8 Sustainability Forum Highlights

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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Congratulations to recipients of Ecoversity’s 2016 Green Project Funding Round

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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Green Project Fund – 2016 Round Now Open

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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Ride to Uni Day 2015 – breaky & bike tune-ups

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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Sustainability Plan Workshop Series

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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Sunday 16 August – Ecoversity at Open Day

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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Sunday 5 June – Celebrating World Environment Day

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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20-21 July – Australian Walking & Cycling Conference

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: http://www.australiancyclingconference.org/index.php.

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Wednesday 11 February – Free Cycling Safety Session

“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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