Status of initiative: Completed
Description/achievement of initiative

From a 2008 baseline we have set a target of 15% reduction of energy and greenhouse gas emissions by 2013, a 30% reduction in waste and increasing recycling rates, replace our vehicle fleet with 4 cylinder vehicles and promote walking, cycling and public transport.

Implementation methodologies

University has recently passed the 2012-13 Sustainability Strategy which sets out goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissins, energy, waste, water and begin embedding sustainability into all curriculum.

Arrangements for Capacity-Building and Technology Transfer

Coordination mechanisms/governance structure


University of Ballarat
Annual Sustainability Strategy
Sustainable Development Goals and targets
Goal 4
Resources devoted to implementation
Staff / Technical expertise
Expertise of students and staff committed to sustainability
Progress reports
Cut off date each year: 2 May
This initiative fulfils the SMART criteria.
Location: Ballarat, Australia
Date of completion: 2013
Operating in countries
Partner connections
Contact information/focal point(s)
David Battersby,

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