Concurrent session 6
[L&G] LiFE-long partnerships
Session Chair – Seb Crawford (University of Technology Sydney)
Panel contributors: Adam Connell (James Cook Univesity), Carmen Primo-Perez (University of Tasmania), Ed Maher (CSU), Jo Shields (University of Loughborough) and Charmaine Morrell (Nottingham Trent University)
Partnerships can take many forms. Those familiar with the Learning in Future Environments (LiFE) index will recognise its ability to build on the success of existing sustainability programs within an institution while also promoting stronger relationships with key stakeholders. This session will offer experiences from three UK-based institutions who have successfully utilised LiFE to drive effective sustainability partnerships across different aspects of their organisations. We’ll then draw on these experiences in an interactive format with Australasian users of the LiFE tool to explore how it can be used to forge effective partnerships.
[P&E] Melbourne Renewable Energy Project
Michael Anderson (RMIT) & Clare Walker (The University of Melbourne)
RMIT University, the University of Melbourne and others have joined forces to support new renewable energy in Victoria – providing carbon neutral electricity.
The Melbourne Renewable Energy Project has brought together a number of leading organisations in Melbourne demonstrating sustainability leadership through a group procurement to secure the construction of a new 80MW wind farm in Crowlands, Victoria.
[L&T] EfS Tasmania: Local Steps Towards Global Goals
Carmen Primo Perez & Corey Peterson
Education for Sustainability (EfS) Tasmania is an award-winning UN recognised Regional Centre of Expertise on Education for Sustainable Development. EfS Tasmania fosters networks and opportunities that enhance state-wide education for sustainability outcomes through sharing of knowledge, experience and best practice in education for sustainability across all sectors. Its vision is to advance Tasmania as an interconnected and diverse sustainable island state that is able to adapt to and is empowered and resilient to respond to environmental, economic, social and cultural challenges. In this presentation, we would like to share our experience establishing EfS Tasmania and its progress since then.
[F&O] The Coffee Cup Conundrum *DOUBLE SESSION*
Ruth Oliver, Sue Powell (Monash University) & Phillipa Schliebs (University of Adelaide)
Borrow Cup Trials and Tribulations to Triumph – Monash University
With the War on Waste in full swing, we saw a need to provide an alternative to single-use, disposable coffee cups at our campus cafes. A comprehensive battle plan was drawn up, which included surveying (vendors and customers), Reusable Cup Happy Hours, mug walls and education and engagement programs for staff and students; all culminating in a Borrow Cup Scheme involving multiple campus cafes. Student engagement helped drive the implementation faster than we could have done without their support. Vendor support was strong, but the devil is in the detail. Learn how Monash created a successful Borrow Cup Scheme.
It all began with The War on Waste – coffee cup edition – University of Adelaide
From communications, incentives and re-education, to contracts, audits and gamification, learn how the University of Adelaide is responding to the challenges and opportunities presented by the “coffee cup conundrum”.
The session will provide an overview of a year-long campaign to change behaviour and reduce coffee cup waste on campus, and provide low-cost solutions that can be applied to other institutions.