Adelaide Sustainability Association (ASA)
This sustainability supergroup brings together students, industry and academics that are focused on sustainable outcomes for society.
Developed by students, for students, staff and alumni, the ASA provides dynamic professional development opportunities for its 1,000+ members. Led by a passionate student committee and with the assistance of staff mentors Dr Charlie Hargroves and Dr Vanessa Tamms, the ASA are highly motivated and optimistic about finding solutions to the problems climate change presents. The ASA raise awareness about sustainability issues and challenges, and empower its members through peer-to-peer engagement and on-campus events that increase global environmental awareness and preparedness for future careers in sustainability.
The multidisciplinary nature of the ASA allows students who wouldn’t ordinarily interact, including those studying Law, Economics, Engineering and Psychology, to unite and bring their unique education and perspective to the table. These connections expand a student’s university experience and will be important when entering the workforce.
The ASA’s Young Sustainability Leaders Program provides specific opportunities for high-achieving students to build knowledge, and develop skills and capabilities needed by sustainability professionals. The program includes career development sessions, industry mentoring, and networking events with leaders from business and governmentr.
The ASA ensure that students aren’t just ‘aware’ of what needs to be done, but are motivated to take action and confident that they can make a difference.
“The ASA is helping to create advocates and ambassadors for sustainability across a wide range of professions and that can only be good for South Australia and the world. ” Dr Charlie Hargroves, Sustainable Development Fellow and ASA staff mentor
This project has been shortlisted for an ACTS Green Gown Award in the Student Engagement category.