University cutting carbon on campus
The University of Adelaide has launched its Campus Sustainability Plan, detailing the first coordinated suite of emission reduction projects that will begin the transition to low-carbon operations.
More than $12 million will be dedicated to carbon emission reduction projects at the university's three campuses, including efficient lighting retrofits, mechanical equipment upgrades and installation of solar PV. Complementing campus infrastructure improvements, are strategies relating to sustainable procurement, staff and student engagement, training and skills development.
Targets and strategies detailed in the plan have significant support, derived from consultation with hundreds of staff and students, and informed by campus audits. The plan aims to foster a cultural change towards long term, environmentally responsible decision-making, where sustainability is embedded into campus life.
For more information, see A Plan For Our Campus Future.