Concurrent session 2
[L&G] Does having a written Sustainability Plan work?
Danielle Rostan-Herbert & Clare Walker
This session will continue the story of life after the Sustainability Plan. Does a plan work? Does it really provide the vision and ultimately the authority to implement goals and reach the designated targets?
Drafting of the Framework (charter, plan and report) started over 3 years ago and it was a really powerful exercise, with strong, wide reaching buy-in, uniting and galvanising faculties and individuals across the institution, providing a powerful framework for holistic change.
The Journey to implement the framework (the sustainability plan) started 18 months with commitments expressed as tangible actions and reportable outcomes across 5 key areas: Operations, Learning & Teaching, Research, Engagement and Governance. But has change happened?
Find out how the University of Melbourne has implemented its sustainability Framework.
[P&E] Green Impact in Australasia
Kassandra Deml & Rhiannon Chamberlain (ACTS)
Green Impact is a change and engagement program designed to help and guide staff, from all different backgrounds and interest levels in sustainability and environmental issues, to make real and positive changes in their workspace. Working together in teams, participants help make their institutions more sustainable within a supportive program that recognises that changes, no matter how small, can add up to make a real difference on campus.
First developed by the National Union of Students (NUS) in the UK in 2006, the program has been a massive success for more than a decade. Over 400 organisations have used the model to date to reach more than 100,000 people – 20,000 of whom have actively taken part in the program. Over 2,500 students have also participated.
In 2018 ACTS partnered with the NUS to deliver Green Impact in Australia and New Zealand.
Join this session with the ACTS Team to learn not just how Green Impact works, but how we support institutions to successfully customise and implement the program to ensure maximum engagement and impact. Session attendees will also learn how Green Impact is continuing to evolve, with exciting developments coming in 2019, such a new user interface and features to map program actions against the Sustainable Development Goals.
[L&T] Learning Design – A response to develop learners as sustainable practitioners
Ray O’Brien (Otago Polytechnic)
Learning design as a discipline has the potential to embed education for sustainability at the heart of all learning, leading to transformational changes.
This case study provides two examples of this transformation within the context of a New Zealand Polytechnic. The first is set in the context of a redesign project which ran across all colleges in the organisation and was facilitated by a centralised learning design unit.
The second is set in the design of a groundbreaking new programme (Bachelors of Leadership for Change) which is post-disciplinary and based on heutagogical rather than pedagogical principles.
[F&O] Accelerated Ambition: The pathway to carbon neutrality
Michael Anderson (RMIT) & Jay van Rijn (South Pole)
RMIT University has chosen to commit to SDG 13 (Climate Action), by measuring and reducing their carbon footprint and by compensating the unavoidable emissions by investing in climate protection projects.
This case study underlines the why as well as the how-to and gives hands-on advice on technical challenges and stakeholder engagement towards an ambition of Carbon Neutrality by 2030.
Sustainability Solutions Provider South Pole will give an introduction to the concepts of Climate Neutrality and Net-Zero Emissions before RMIT University describes their Carbon Management Plan.
A Q&A with the audience allows for an interactive discussion.