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The RMIT community is passionate about sustainability and we recently received this smart idea about on-campus retailers recycling coffee grounds.


The good news: the sustainability group have included our corporate partnerships in their review of organic recycling.

 

RMIT is committed to maximising recycling rates across all campuses and you can find out more here.

 

Senior Manager of Sustainability Services Linda Stevenson explained that recycling this is just a small part of what RMIT is doing to ensure sustainable practices across the operations, learning, teaching and research activities of the University.

 

RMIT’s Sustainable Urban Precincts Program (SUPP) is now coming to an end, with the final package of works to be completed before the summer break,” she said.

 

“Last week RMIT received national recognition​,​​ picking up two awards​ ​at the prestigious Green Gown Awards​ Ceremony.”

 

“The Building 51 Bike Hub was awarded under the ‘Facilities and Services' category for delivering significant sustainability benefits,​”

 

bike hub 3.jpgThe Bike Hub, Building 51

“T​he School of Engineering won the ‘Learning, Teaching and Skills’ category for their Vietnam – United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Study Tour​”, she said.

 

“Last week we received two awards at the prestigious Green Gown Awards Ceremony for our sustainability efforts.”

 

“One for our Bike Hub that opened in April last year and one for our Vietnam – United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Study Tour.”

 

“The Sustainable Urban Precincts Program (SUPP) is now coming to an end, with the final package of works to be completed before the summer break.” Linda said.

 

“RMIT has invested $128 million to reduce the University’s emissions by over a third, and has enabled us to achieve our reduction target four years early.”

 

"RMIT IS also ramping up the roll out of on-site renewable energy, with newly completed solar installations on Building 56 and 51 and further installations planned in 2018.”

 

“These projects are also delivering student learning outcomes through integration with the School of Property, Construction ​and Project Management among a range of other disciplines.”

 

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