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Lighting up Roseworthy campus with renewables

Our Roseworthy campus is closer to generating, supplying and storing nearly half its energy needs thanks to $780,000 from the State Government’s $150 million Renewable Technology Fund.
The funding will support the installation of a $1.56 million 0.5MW/2MWh battery storage system and increase the benefits of a $4.2 million 1.2MW solar project that will supply more […]

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The Australian Walking and Cycling Conference Assistance Scholarships Fund

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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Winners Announced – 2017 Green Project Fund

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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2017 Green Project Funding Round Open

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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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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Got e-waste? Recycle it!

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 […]

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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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