What is RMIT doing to make a positive contribution to the effects of Climate Change?

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Following the global strike, the RMIT Sustainability Committee has drawn up a set of notes summarising actions taken by the university. Headlines include:

  • RMIT completed a $128M energy efficiency program across our three campuses in Victoria to lower our carbon footprint, achieving a 45% reduction in our emissions by the end of 2018.
  • We directly supported the construction of a new windfarm at Crowlands Victoria (20km north of Ararat) which now provides 25% of our electricity.
  • We have recently installed over 1,500 solar panels in the Carlton precinct, bringing our on-site renewable generation to 600kW.
  • Our new Carbon Management Plan has committed us to achieving carbon neutrality by 2030.

The Sustainability Committee has recently been augmented by colleagues from CoB and SEH, Swee from R&I, Sherman from ODVCE to help shape the work around the SDGs

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