Education for Sustainability (EfS)The University of Melbourne’s Vision for Education for Sustainability is:
"To develop graduates who will lead change for a sustainable future"
Our Sustainability Team has worked with The Graduate School of Business and Economics to promote and embed sustainable business practices within the curriculum.
A recent collaboration between GSBE and Property &Campus Services Sustainability Unit involved four graduate students with backgrounds in tax, finance and IT undertaking an in-house practicum to investigate the impact of air travel on the University’s emissions profile, and to develop recommendations for measuring and managing these impacts.
Projects involving the Sustainability Unit have included:
- Sustainable Work Practices in the Spot Building (pdf 1009 Kb)
- Development of a Sustainability Balanced Scorecard for measuring sustainability performance against targets and other objectives in the Spot building (pdf 1.69 Mb)
- Using the University template for ‘Business Plans for Sustainability’ to establish a set of objectives, targets and action plans for the Faculty of Business & Economics
- Travel Portal (pdf 1.09Mb)
- Commuter Profile (pdf 6.48 Mb)
For an overview of Melbourne Business Practicum, go to:
For more information on earlier MBP projects, see: http://www.learningandteaching.unimelb.edu.au/innovations/current/melbourne_business_practicum
Education about Sustainability
The University of Melbourne recognises that in order to find creative solutions to the environmental, economic and social challenges of our time we must explore and advance our understanding of sustainability. Teaching and learning are fundamental components of a sustainable future and are key to our future strategic planning for sustainability.
Explore the following links to find out more:
Read about the on-campus sustainability research projects currently being undertaken at Burnley:
- National Action Plan for Education for Sustainability
- The Australian Conservation Foundation Tela Papers See
Education for Sustainability and
Universities for Sustainability, edited by University of Melbourne Emeritus Professor David Yencken