Our Commitment

The Sustainability Unit aims to expand on The University of Melbourne’s position as a  leader in campus sustainability and reinforce the University’s goal of providing an exceptional learning and research environment that advances global citizenship and a sustainable society.

With a focus on enhancing existing academic and operational sustainability initiatives and providing activities and generating new opportunities the Sustainability Unit relies on partnerships within the University and in the broader community.

Universities have a special role and responsibility in confronting the challenges of climate change and environmental stewardship. The University of Melbourne is dedicated to confronting these challenges both through research and by translating best practice into action on campus.

The University of Melbourne has formalised our commitment to sustainability by siging the Talloires Declaration and the Universitas 21 Statement on Sustainability.

In order to achieve our ambitious goals the University has a number of plans and policies in place. To learn more please see the links below.

Sustainability and the Triple Helix

Universitas 21 Statement on Sustainability

Environmental Sustainability Strategic Plan 2011-2015

University Environmental Policy

The University of Melbourne also has compliance requirements that are managed by the Sustainability Office.



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