Campus as a Laboratory
The University of Melbourne campuses act as living laboratories providing opportunities to develop and apply best practice sustainability models. The University campus allows us to truly integrate and practice sustainability where we work and learn and to actively support sustainability research being undertaken at the University.
The University’s Sustainability Forum was established in December 2009 to explore sustainability opportunities in our operations, through the curriculum and in research on campus. It aims to engage and empower all divisions, faculties and schools across the University to think, talk and act about Sustainability. The Sustainability Forum’s ‘Campus as a Laboratory’ working group specifically supports and empowers sustainability research activities on campus and promotes these activities through presentation of a working group report at the Forum’s biannual meetings.
See Campus as a Laboratory Working Group reports:
- Campus as a Laboratory Report, October 2012 (pdf, 445KB)
- Campus as a Laboratory Report, March 2012 (pdf, 327KB)
- Campus as a Laboratory Report, May 2011 (pdf, 1MB)
- Campus as a Laboratory Report, Sept 2010 (pdf, 384KB)
A number of exciting sustainability research projects are currently underway at the University of Melbourne.