Friday, October 10, 2008

Greening the Uni

Last semester I took a subject on Global Environment and Sustainability, which included regular midnight video-linked classes with colleagues in Europe and South/Central America. The students from Universidad EARTH in Costa Rica asked us how our University demonstrated its commitment to addressing climate change and other environmental issues. We were embarrassed to report that Melbourne Uni does not seem to have a proactive or enthusiastic approach.... all we could think of was that we have some recycling programs, and that the University has committed to having 5% of its energy generated from green power sources (so meagre!).

I do like to imagine a brighter future though:


~ image from Melbourne Uni's Postgraduate Environment Network

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