UNSW Sustainability.


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20 May 2011.

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  • More than 27 research centres.
  • ntroducing Australia's first carshare pod on a university campus!Actually, Australia's first two pods!  Morris the Yaris and Fred the Yaris now live at the University of NSW's Kensington campus. UNSW is the first university in the country to give their students and staff an extra sustainable transport option. It will help reduce congestion on campus and will eventually mean less need for allocating valuable space for parking. The cars are available to UNSW students, staff and of course, to any other GoGet member.If you work or study at a university and would like this service on campus, forward this newsletter to your Vice-Chancellor. Change travel patterns towards more sustainable modes. Encourage & make it easier to change, & discouragement initiatives to make car driving less attractive. Encourage the use of cleaner vehicles and reward sustainable transport choices. Environmental pricing: cheaper fees & premium parking for cleaner vehicles Reduce the need to travel by supporting telecommuting and video conferencing based on the star rating of vehicles in the Federal Government’s Green Vehicle Guide <www.greenvehicleguide.gov.au> will be lower than for vehicles which emit high levels of greenhouse gas and air pollution.
  • cleaning for health without harming the environment or ourselves, green cleaning specifications have been developed especially for UNSW.   Our cleaning contractor, Perpetual Property Care meets a range of high standards including the elimination of chemicals wherever possible, the use of Good Environmental Choice Australia certified cleaning products and the use of recycled content paper products.   The green cleaning strategy pioneered by UNSW has been shared with other Universities and commercial institutions and is rapidly becoming an industry sustainability benchmark.
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  • UNSW Sustainability.

    1. 1. U21 Presidents meeting <ul><li>UNSW Sustainability </li></ul><ul><li>UNSW Sustainability </li></ul><ul><li>Implementing the U21 Statement on Sustainability </li></ul>20 May 2011 University of New South Wales
    2. 2. The U21 Statement on Sustainability <ul><li>> Key elements > U21 Statement on Sustainability </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1. Research toward a sustainable future. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2. Education for Sustainability. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3. Establish the University campus as a </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Living Laboratory of a sustainable future. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>4. Emphasise citizenship & engagement. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>5. Build capacity through cross-network collaboration. </li></ul></ul>
    3. 3. Research toward a sustainable future <ul><li> > Researching sustainable solutions. </li></ul>Professor Andy Pitman and Matt England Australian Climate Change Research Centre > Innovating & designing sustainable ways of living. Professor Jill Bennet. UNSW College of Fine Arts. Sustainable Design, Media and Environment.
    4. 4. Research toward a sustainable future <ul><li> > Developing new scientific knowledge </li></ul>Making a difference to our world Professors Martin Green & Stuart Wenham. Centre for Advanced Silicon Photovoltaics & Photonics > Developing new energy sources Professor Veena Sahajwalla. Centre of Sustainable Materials Research & Technology [email_address]
    5. 5. Research toward a sustainable future <ul><li>Centre for Sustainable Materials Research and Technology (SMaRT@UNSW) </li></ul><ul><li>Centre for Water and Waste Technology </li></ul><ul><li>City Futures Research Centre </li></ul><ul><li>Connected Waters Initiative </li></ul><ul><li>Gilbert and Tobin Centre of Public Law </li></ul><ul><li>Institute of Environmental Studies </li></ul><ul><li>Sydney Institute of Marine Science </li></ul><ul><li>UNESCO Centre for Membrane Science and Technology </li></ul><ul><li>UNSW Built Environment - City Futures Research Centre </li></ul><ul><li>UNSW Water Research Centre </li></ul><ul><li>UNSW Climate Change Research Centre </li></ul><ul><li>Institute of Environmental Studies </li></ul><ul><li>Environmental Research Initiative for Art </li></ul>> UNSW centers researching sustainability issues <ul><li>Australian Centre for Sustainable Mining Practices </li></ul><ul><li>Centre for Materials Research in Energy Conversion </li></ul><ul><li>Australian Climate Change Adaptation Research Network for Settlements and Infrastructure </li></ul><ul><li>Australian Human Rights Centre </li></ul><ul><li>Australian Institute for Population Ageing Research </li></ul><ul><li>Australian Tsunami Research Centre </li></ul><ul><li>Australian Wetlands and Rivers Centre </li></ul><ul><li>Centre for a Sustainable Built Environment </li></ul><ul><li>Centre for Energy and Environmental Markets </li></ul><ul><li>Centre for Energy Research and Policy Analysis </li></ul><ul><li>Centre for Environmental Modeling and Prediction </li></ul><ul><li>Centre for Infrastructure and Engineering Safety </li></ul><ul><li>Centre for Marine Bio-Innovation </li></ul><ul><li>Centre for Social Impact </li></ul>
    6. 6. Education for Sustainability <ul><li> > Educating future generations and thought leaders. </li></ul>More than 100 courses & Degree programs with ‘sustainability’ as a key component. Sunswift solar car racing team. UNSW students & staff designed and built the world’s fastest solar-powered vehicle. UNSW PhD students researching sustainability.
    7. 7. Education for Sustainability <ul><li> > Influencing current and future civil society. </li></ul>Raising sustainability consciousness in all facets of student life Promoting knowledge about sustainability. Regular climate change and sustainability forums are held at UNSW and are open to the public.
    8. 8. <ul><li>> The University campus as a Living Laboratory of a sustainable future. </li></ul>Leading by example Demonstrating how we can all live more sustainably. Thoughtful Foods campus co-op. Stationery re-use centre run by students
    9. 9. Leading by example <ul><li>> Water refill stations. </li></ul>A step toward reducing plastic water bottle waste. Refill not landfill.
    10. 10. > Supporting sustainable transport Morris the Yarris Leading by example <ul><ul><li>Reducing pollution </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>and congestion. </li></ul></ul>Electric Vehicle recharge posts. Partnership with EV services provider Better Place. Fleet vehicle used to research the impact of EVs on electricity grid. Australian first in partnership with GoGet. Affordable car hire booked online by the hour. Priority parking. > Campus car share
    11. 11. Leading by example Green cleaning specs > No chemicals where possible > Good Environmental Choice certified cleaning products Cleaning for health without harming the environment or ourselves. Green Cleaning our buildings Paper recycling makes money for UNSW
    12. 12. Build capacity through collaboration <ul><li>> Early career researchers networks. </li></ul><ul><li>> Sharing ideas and best practices. </li></ul>> Sustainability Reporting > Collaboration > Research Linkage.
    13. 13. World Premier <ul><li>UNSW Sustainability video </li></ul><ul><li>You Tube – 2 minute showcasing campus as a living laboratory </li></ul>
    14. 15. Keep in touch <ul><li>UNSW Sustainability UNSW SYDNEY NSW 2052 www.unsw.edu.au/sustainability Twitter @ SustainUNSW Facebook facebook.com/SustainUNSW </li></ul><ul><li>Aaron Magner </li></ul><ul><li>UNSW Sustainability Director LinkedIn linkedin.com/in/aaronmagner Twitter @aaronmagner Slideshare slideshare.net/aaronmagner </li></ul><ul><li>Photo images: Maja Baska: www.majabaska.com </li></ul>