University of Tasmania Sustainability Bulletin Issue 5 2018

Sustainability Bulletin

Issue 5 | November - December 2018


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Congratulations to Rachel Hay, who has won the 2018 Australasian Campuses Towards Sustainability (ACTS) Green Gown Award for Excellence in the student category. Rachel was instrumental in the University’s move to certified carbon neutrality and has been leading the conversation on divestment from fossil fuels. Green Gown Awards Australasia

Vice Chancellor Rufus Black, Millie Rooney, Catherine Elliott and Corey Peterson

Millie Rooney

Millie Rooney and Corey Peterson with SIPs student Dixon

It was with great excitement that the ISD Sustainability Team, supported by our Education for Sustainability Community of Practice academic partners, received the Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Enhancing the Student Experience. While the award recognises the success of the Sustainability Integration Program for Students (SIPS) since inception in 2010 with a focus on curricular activities, SIPS went to a whole new level over the past two years with a dedicated focus on embedding internships under Millie Rooney’s coordination. Millie has mentored a diverse range of students in interesting and engaging sustainability programs across areas such as carbon accounting, waste management, energy efficiency and renewable energy, transport, biodiversity, student sustainability and transport surveys, public policy, behaviour change, video production, communications and marketing. The award recognises the contributions of the broad team involved including Corey Peterson, Kamal Singh, Rowena Zwart, Carmen Primo Perez, Kim Beasey and Catherine Elliott. Since its creation the program has included over 1,761 students and 67 professional and academic staff from 19 discipline areas across all Tasmanian campuses. The award was presented by Vice Chancellor Rufus Black at a ceremony on the 8th of November. Vice Chancellor’s Award for the SIPS Team: Enhancing the student experience

Rachael Hay

The University was a finalist in two other categories including the Creating Impact category for “sustainabil-IT-y” and the Campus Health, Food & Drink category “Food @UTAS? Get it from the Source!”. Video submissions can be found on the ACTS YouTube channel. Read about and be inspired by the other winners at the ACTS Green Gown Awards.

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