Concurrent session 4

31 Oct 2018
15.15-15.45

Concurrent session 4

 

 

[L&G] Making sustainability sustainable

Presented by:
Andrew Wilks

Case Study
A story of overcoming institutional distractions from external factors, HR changes, tight budgets and personal challenges to ensure that the work of sustainability endures and excels. An honest account of 12 twisting years of successes and failures in beating the sustainability drum. Hear how sustainability at Victoria University of Wellington has grown from a team of one with a narrow operational focus and no budget to a University-wide mandate with senior leadership support and influence, during 3 terms of an uninterested national government.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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[P&E] Launching and Growing a Sustainability Super Group

Presented by:
Harry Carpenter (Adelaide Sustainability Association) & Daniel Conley (The University of Adelaide)

    

Case Study
Growing to over 1,000 members in two years and winning the ACTS Green Gown Award for Student Engagement in 2017, the Adelaide Sustainability Association focuses on bringing together students, academics and industry to provide professional development, knowledge and experience on how to harness the opportunities of climate change and adaptation in their future careers. This session will walk through the formation of the group, and how the group has grown – providing session participants with insights to take back to their own Universities and Initiatives.

  

 

 

 

 

 

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[L&T] Power to the People: Sustainable Design Education

Presented by:
Tonya Sweet

Case Study
Today’s students are tomorrow’s leaders. Depending on the discipline of study, the task of instilling agency in students is a challenge onto itself. How do we empower our students in their capacity as agents of positive sustainable change when their major field of study is intrinsically complicit in the perpetuation of our sustainability challenges? This session will address this query via a proposed pedagogical strategy of EMPOWERMENT examined through the context of project-based sustainable design curriculum.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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[F&O] Furniture re-use: Building the business case for a sustainable outcome

Presented by:
Andrew Egan

Case Study

Over the past 3 years, Egans have been collaborating with the Australian University sector and can provide some important insights into the best way to build a business case for developing an on-campus furniture re-use program. The presentation will help you understand the issues, opportunities and potential solutions to operating a system that has environmental and financial benefits.