Concurrent session 1
[L&G] Power to the People – unlocking your campus potential
Seb Crawford & Danielle McCartney
This interactive workshop will explore how our institutions can tap into the knowledge and resources of our own campuses through partnerships between sustainability staff, facility managers, academics teaching and researching sustainability and external stakeholders. In the process, we create a richer learning environment for students and academics and improve campus sustainability outcomes. Hear about real projects; from renewable energy, recycling and grounds management to living labs, transport, precinct utility sharing and more. What are the success stories? Where are the opportunities? How do we turbo-charge these partnerships?
[P&E] Partnerships #Fail – Learning from the ones that didn’t go to plan
Partnerships are critical to achieving the SDGs. However, few of them go exactly to plan. This session aims to have honest conversations about mistakes that are made when setting up and managing partnerships and what we can all learn as a result. This is a practical workshop and we will be drawing heavily on the wisdom and experience of the participants.
Max 30 people & Chatham House rules will apply.
[L&T] ICT & Sustainability: a match made in the cloud
Carmen Primo Perez & Corey Peterson
The Sustainability Integration Program for Students (SIPS) is an award-winning program linking student education/experience with operational sustainability outcomes. Since its inception in 2011, hundreds of students from diverse disciplines have participated in the program.
In 2016 our first ICT student team joined the program. Since then, four very different sustainability projects were selected by students, with outstanding results for sustainable transport, resource recovery and waste minimisation, and an invaluable learning for sustainability experience for students. In this presentation, we would like to share our experience, and hear your ideas about other projects that we could throw to our students!
[F&O] Powerful Data and Powerful Partnerships
The launch of the University of Melbourne’s Biodiversity Management plan has generated a vibrant network of staff, students and outside partners who have started work on implementing the recommended actions including:
- A year long Masters Project quantifying the current state of the Parkville Campus’ Urban Forest; and
- A Tree Temperature Vulnerability Assessment in collaboration with the City of Melbourne.
Come along to find out how to replicate aspects of these two case studies back at your own campuses and learn more about the diversity of actions being implemented on our campus.