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La Trobe University .:. Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform
Information
  • Submitted by: Higher Education Sustainability Initiative (HESI)
  • Topic: Education
  • Keywords: education
  • Location: Melbourne, Australia
  • Date of completion: 2012
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Deliverables & Resources
Action network
  • This voluntary initiative came from Higher Education Sustainability Initiative
Dean
Signatory/Dean
John Dewar Vice-Chancellor
La Trobe University

Partner(s)

La Trobe University

Description/achievement of initiative

--Recognising that sustainability encompasses economic, social and environmental dimensions.
--Integrating sustainability across all operations, curriculum and research.
--Embedding sustainability in the culture and practices of the University through the broadest engagement with staff, students, employers and partners in the community and in government.
--Becoming known as the leading sustainable university in Australia and a leader internationally.

Implementation methodologies

The 2011 Sustainability Report, Creating Futures, which reports on progress and outlines new actions, is due to be released in April 2012. The University has recently undertaken the Greener Government Building Program, the objective of the program is to reduce energy consumption and Green House Gas (GHG) emissions of buildings on all campuses, while engaging the students and staff through real time learning from the program.

La Trobe University released its first Sustainability Report, Responsible Futures, in 2011. The Responsible Futures report is externally assured following the Global Reporting Initiative's sustainability reporting guidelines by sustainability consultancy Net Balance.

The report covers the University's social, environmental and economic footprint and outlines future performance targets. The targets cover operations, research and curriculum, and are assigned to the responsibility of senior personnel. The 2011 Sustainability Report, Creating Futures, which reports on progress and outlines new actions, is due to be released in April 2012.

The University has recently undertaken the Greener Government Building Program, the objective of the program is to reduce energy consumption and Green House Gas (GHG) emissions of buildings on all campuses, while engaging the students and staff through real time learning from the program.

The Sustainability Reports and other information about Sustainability at La Trobe are all available at latrobe.edu.au/sustainability.

Deliverables
Deliverable Date
Annual Sustainabiliy Reports 2012
Resources
Type Details
Staff / Technical expertise HEI sustainability staff, students, and teachers
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