Sewing the seeds for greener cities.
The University and the Lord Mayor of Melbourne have launched Australia's largest green roof research and outreach project at the University's Burnley Campus.
Earth Hour 2013
Click below to find out more about the 2013 Earth Hour Building Challenge.
Public asked to take sustainability ideas to forum
Members of the University community and the public are now being asked to take their sustainability ideas online.
Myki Commuter Club
Applications for the Myki Commuter Club are open to staff until February 8, 2013.
Update from the Campus Sustainability Centre
Click below to find out about more about the new geothermal facility and a soon to be featured video at the Campus Sustainability Centre.
The Sustainability Unit wishes you a Merry and Sustainabile Christmas. Click below to find out some great ideas to make the festive season more sustainable!
Results for Sustainability Benchmarking Survey
Earlier this year, a survey was conducted to benchmark student and staff attitudes towards Sustainability. Click to see the findings.
Open Day 2012
At this years Open Day, a Sustainability Hunt was run from South Lawn. Free KeepCups and fair trade coffee and chocolates were given away.
Christmas in July Competition Winners Announced
MUSSE announces the winners of the 2012 Christmas in July Sustainable Event Competition.
To coincide with the University Events expo that took place on 20th June, we prepared a resource page with details on how to plan a sustainable event.
University joins the International Sustainable Campus Network
The International Sustainable Campus Network provides a global forum to support leading colleges, universities, and corporate campuses in the exchange of information, ideas, and best practices for achieving sustainable campus operations and integrating sustainability in research and teaching.
Looking at the Green Economy on World Environment Day
MUSSE gives a summary of World Environment Day, where several of the University's sustainability leaders discussed this year's theme: The Green Economy - Does it include you?
Campus Sustainability Centre Opens
The University's Campus Sustainability Centre was officially launched by the Vice Chancellor in April.
Sustainable Gardens at Melbourne
The University has become the latest public park to be given ECLIPs Accreditation, along with other institutions like Melbourne Zoo and the Royal Melbourne Botanic Gardens.
On the Treasure Trail
MUSSE looks at how Melbourne's chilly embrace wasn't enough to dampen the spirits of local treasure hunters as the University hosted its first Garage Sale Trail in the North Court on Saturday 5 May.
Fair Trade Map
Oxfam at Melbourne University have produced a map that locates all the Fair Trade tea and coffee vendors on Parkville Campus.
Earth Hour 2012
See how University students and staff participated in Earth Hour this year.
A short film that takes a look at a Information Technology Services worm farm program that tackles organic waste on campus.
What are different areas around the university doing?
Some groups around the University are acting independently to reduce their overall environmental impact and engage staff and students in adopting and learning about the importance of Sustainable practices.
Follow Your Waste Tour 2012
Staff went on a journey that traced their very own waste to landfill and recycle points around Victoria.
O - Week Carnival
Thanks to all the staff and students who participated in this year's Sustainability O-Week Activities. Click below to find out more.
No Bottled Water for Sale at Burnley
Burnley Campus have now discontinued the sale of bottled water on campus, following the lead from Southbank Campus earlier in the year.
Winner Announced for Photography Competition
Click below to find out who won the Sustainability Photography Competition of 2011.
Parkville Recycling Tonnes Skyrocket
The Parkville campus of the University has been making huge increases in the amount of cardboard and mixed materials being recycled — and therefore not going to landfill.
Find out more information and get an update about the University's new Mini Bin Recycling program.
Garden watering advice in your pocket: New app launched
University of Melbourne researchers have launched a new iPhone app that factors in local rainfall information and plant type to help gardeners remember how much to water and when.
University of Melbourne researchers are working on designing more engaging and sustainable classrooms to improve learning environments, implementing an ambitious program to revamp University student spaces for the next century. University of Melbourne's Voice explains.
Refill Not Landfill
On October 6th, the Southbank campus (home of the VCAM) has now stopped selling bottled water, making it the first Victorian university to reduce its environmental footprint in this way
Sustainability Unit Launches Photography Competition
The University of Melbourne is running a competition to find the photos that best represent Sustainability around Melbourne's campuses. The competition closed on November 16th.
Ride to Uni Day, October 14th
On October 12th, bicycle commuters from across the University celebrated with a free breakfast on North Court.
Sustainability Hunt on Open Day
In August, Open Day saw prospective students and families taking a hunt around Parkville Campus to spot sites of sustainable interest
Sustainable Events 2011
The University of Melbourne Events Manual now includes details regarding the importance of sustainable catering and planning.
Melbourne Brain Centre Update
Awarded a 5 Star Green Star Design rating under the Green Building Council of Australia Education V1 rating tool.
Some of the features include:
- highly efficient ventilation system
- minimisees its use of grid-based electricity through its co-generation plant
- rainwater to a 50,000-litre tank
Secure Bicycle Hubs
Secure bicycle hubs are now available to University staff and students. Hubs are purpose built bicycle parking enclosures featuring CCTV and access control for additional security. An annual fee of $20 will secure users a parking spot in a hub of their choice.
Living Sustainability in Voice
Voice takes a look at the University’s sustainability philosophy and how it is integrated throughout University operations, teaching and learning.
Winner Announced for Christmas in July in MUSSE
Sustainability at Burnley Campus
Find out about the on-campus sustainability research projects currently being undertaken at Burnley.