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About Ecoversity

For close to a decade, the Ecoversity program has been helping to influence the physical shape of our campuses, and the decision-making of our staff and students.

Here are some of the things we are proud of:

    • Launched the University of Adelaide Campus Sustainability Plan, a $14.4m plan that will begin the University of Adelaide's transition to low-carbon operations.
    • Engaged with tens of thousands of staff and students at more than 100 Ecoversity events.
    • Hosted more than 70 Ecoversity interns.
    • Recognised through the ACTS Green Gown Awards: 
      • Adelaide Sustainability Association - Student Engagement - Winner 2017
      • Schulz BMS Upgrade - Facilities & Services - Highly Commended 2017
      • Carbon Neutral Adelaide Partnership - Community - Highly Commended 2017
      • Dr Charlie Hargroves - Staff Achievement - Shortlisted 2017
      • Ecoversity Award program - Creating Impact - Shortlisted 2017
      • Ben Pike - Staff Achievement - Shortlisted 2016
      • Dan Conley - Student Achievement - Shortlisted 2016
      • Fair Trade Collective - Student Engagement - Shortlisted 2015
      • Jason Tran - Student Achievement - Shortlisted 2015
      • Bin Monsters Come Alive - Student Campaigns & Initiatives - Highly Commended 2013
      • Waste Watchers - Student Campaigns & Initiatives - Winner 2011
    • Provided $40k of Ecoversity Award funding to 27 undergraduates to attend sustainability-related conferences and events in Australia and abroad.
    • Supported more than 25 on-campus projects with $600k of Green Project Funding.
    • Co-hosted five OzHarvest community events, feeding more than 10,000 people with meals made of rescued ingredients.
    • Opened the Hub Central Edible Garden and Waite Community Garden.
    • Rolled out the Kick ya Bin recycling program to more than 2,500 staff, helping to increase recycling rates by more than 300%. 
    • Installed 30kW solar systems on the Roseworthy Equine Centre and Vet School.
    • Recycled more than 100 tonnes of e-waste.
    • 45 Green Steps @ UoA graduates.
    • Re-housed more than 800 items through the Furniture Re-Use Program, saving University staff more than $200k in new furniture costs and preventing 12 tonnes of landfill.
    • Sponsored 22 students to attend the Fairly Educated Conference.
    • Installed water refill stations and more than 1,000 recycling bins at all campuses.
Infrastructure Engagement
North Terrace Campus
The University of Adelaide

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