Melbourne University Sustainability Commitment

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With approximately full time 36,000 students and 7,200 staff, together we can make a substantial difference to sustainability both on campus and at home.

Staff and students at the University of Melbourne are invited to show your commitment to sustainability by signing up to make changes to your daily activities on campus that will assist in achieving a more sustainable future.  

To assist your sustainability efforts, the University will provide everyone who makes a sustainability commitment with a FREE KeepCup reusable coffee cup.


Follow the steps below to receive your FREE KeepCup.

STEP 1          Complete the online form.

You will need to login to the form with your usual username and password
(that you use to access email).

If you are a student and are not able to login: enter the text 'student\' + 'username' instead of your username (e.g. student\jsmith) and then type in your password as usual.

STEP 2          If your form has been successfully submitted, we will let you know by email how to collect your cup.



The University of Melbourne is committed to achieving an environmentally sustainable campus by:
  1. Reducing our environmental footprint;
  2. Coordinating a comprehensive range of sustainability programs in the areas of Energy, Water, Waste, Transport and Engagement; 
  3. Rigorously managing the environmental impact of our operations by maintaining an Environmental Management System;
  4. Implementing and adhering to the Talloires Declaration
  5. Providing a wide range of programs and research opportunities in environmental and sustainability areas

Melbourne University has already made substantial gains towards reducing the impact of its operations with net carbon emissions 34% lower in 2009 compared to 2006 due to energy efficiency projects, Green Power and carbon offsets. This achievement is even more significant given floor area has increased by 12%. By 2015 Melbourne will be on target to achieve carbon neutrality by 2030.

Melbourne University is also a leader in the areas of water saving, storm water and waste management and sustainable building design



According to micup.com.au, Australians throw away approximately 2,700,000 paper coffee cups every day.  But paper coffee cups cannot be recycled even when placed in recycling bins, generating a huge volume of waste that goes straight to landfill.  A re-useable coffee cup reduces the amount of disposable coffee cups used and so reduces the amount of waste going to landfill.

The KeepCup brand of re-useable coffee cups is our preferred re-useable coffee cup. Compared to ceramic mugs, KeepCups take less energy to produce and are light weight and unbreakable so can be easily carried around with you.   The cups are designed and manufactured in Australia so are supporting local industry and have lower carbon miles.  The cups are made from a recyclable plastic and also meet OHS requirements for those who make the coffee.

For more information, contact:

Sustainability Unit
Web: sustainablecampus.unimelb.edu.au
Email: sustainable-campus@unimelb.edu.au
Telephone: +61 (03) 8344 6000


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