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First Australia New Zealand PRME Forum: 22 July 2011 Implementation of PRME at La Trobe University. Professor Carol Adams Pro Vice-Chancellor (Sustainability) La Trobe University www.latrobe.edu.au/sustainability. Our Sustainability Principles.

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First Australia New Zealand PRME Forum: 22 July 2011

Implementation of PRME at La Trobe University

Professor Carol Adams

Pro Vice-Chancellor (Sustainability)

La Trobe University

www.latrobe.edu.au/sustainability

our sustainability principles
Our Sustainability Principles
  • Recognisingthat sustainability encompasses economic, social and environmental dimensions.
  • IntegratingSustainability across all operations, curriculum and research.
  • EmbeddingSustainability in the culture and practices of the University through the broadest engagement with staff, students, employers and partners in the community and in government.
  • BecomingKnown as the leading sustainable university in Australia and a leader internationally.
embedding sustainability
Embedding Sustainability
  • Leadership by example
  • Responsible management = responsible staff
  • Top down bottom up involvement – VC to first year students.
  • communicate your sustainability vision and mission
  • engage with stakeholders (tell your story)
governance
Governance

Sustainability Management Committee (SMC)

  • senior personnel from across the university

Sustainability Forum

  • nominated members from each faculty and division of the university, the NTEU and the University student unions
  • garner energy and support for sustainability issues from staff and students

External Sustainability Advisory Board

  • members external to the University who are experts in one or more aspects of sustainability

http://www.latrobe.edu.au/sustainability/governance

sustainability reporting mainstream in many other sectors
Sustainability ReportingMainstream in many other sectors
  • potential business value generated through enhanced reporting to stakeholders
  • cost savings through enhanced sustainability performance management
  • point of differentiation

http://www.latrobe.edu.au/sustainability

targets for change
Targets for change

Why we needed sustainability KPIs?

  • environmental, social and economic KPIs
  • operations, curriculum and research KPIs
  • Measurement of change
  • Transparent goals
  • Short term (1 year), medium (5) and long term (5), long (10) targets

*www.latrobe.edu.au/sustainability/report

target examples
Target Examples
  • Social – Woman in leadership roles (50% by 2020)

*www.latrobe.edu.au/sustainability/report

targets continued
Targets continued
  • Environmental - Paper use (Target - 100% recycled by 2015) was 23% in 2010.
  • In 2011, all A3, A4, A5 paper is now 100% post consumer waste recycled paper.

*www.latrobe.edu.au/sustainability/report

education for sustainable development esd
Education for Sustainable Development (ESD)

The process of acquiring the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to build local and global societies that are just, equitable and living within the environmental limits of our planet, both now and in the future.

Definition from Sustainable Development Education Network http://www.sdenetwork.org/

embedding sustainability into curriculum
Embedding Sustainability into curriculum
  • Agreement with Faculty Deans
  • Appoint Faculty sustainability coordinator
  • Grants to encourage staff to

embed social, economic and

environmental sustainability

into the curriculum and

provide examples of good practice

research fellow education for sustainable development
Research Fellow: Education for Sustainable Development
  • To work with Faculties to assist in the implementation of the embedding of sustainability within undergraduate and postgraduate courses where appropriate
  • Assisting academic staff in the development of new courses, as well as in modifying existing courses
la trobe institute for social and environmental sustainability
La Trobe Institute for Social and Environmental Sustainability
  • Water, natural sciences and land management
  • Community resilience, health and social justice
  • Sustainability governance, measurement and corporate social responsibility
research stories
Research Stories
  • Home Energy Management System installed in Australia’s first Zero

Carbon Emission House

  • Partnership with CSIRO, Henley,

Delfin Lend Lease

*www.latrobe.edu.au/news/articles/2010/article/australias-first-zero-emission-house