• Submitted by: Higher Education Sustainability Initiative (HESI)
  • Primary SD area: Education
  • Keywords: education
  • Location: Melbourne ? Australia
  • Date of completion: 1 Jan 2000
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Deliverables & Resources
Higher Education Sustainability Initiative-RMIT University

Organization(s) making commitment

RMIT University

Achievement of Commitment

RMIT University has committed to develop sustainable practices. RMIT has established a Sustainability Committee in order to promote and coordinate the development and implementation of sustainability initiatives across all areas of the University including RMIT Vietnam. The objective of the RMIT Sustainability Committee is to provide leadership, coordination and guidance to the University for integration of sustainability principles and practices throughout the University?s core teaching and learning, research and operational activities. It reports to the Vice Chancellor?s Executive on the status of the University?s sustainability performance, including its observance of external commitments and obligations.

How this will be achieved

Compliance with the Environmental Resource Efficiency Plans (EREP), which is administered by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Submit a WaterMAPS (Management Action Plan) Annual Report, which contains a report on RMIT?s water consumption and details of actions taken to conserve water and future plans for further reductions in water usage, to City West Water and Yarra Valley Water
Invest $500 million into its capital works program
Research in:
- developing technology to analyse the effects of greenhouse gases on water and food sources
- mapping and modelling the potential impacts of climate change on different species
- developing and evaluating effective policy and community responses to the effects of climate change.

Deliverable Date
Annual Reports on Progress 2013

Resources devoted to delivery
Type Details
Staff / Technical expertise Expertise of students and staff committed to sustainability
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