The University of Tasmania has just received the Green Gown Australasia 2017 Community Award for facilitating the establishment of Education for Sustainability Tasmania. We are all very proud of this Award and feel very honoured to be recognised. Thanks University of Tasmania for helping to draw together a network of such amazing leaders in sustainability research, training and education.
Category: Tertiary Education
Source Community Wholefoods Cooperative is a fantastic initiative on the University of Tasmania Hobart campus. Source was initiated in 2005 by a group of students & community members interested in creating a more sustainable future. Source provides a place to explore social and environmental issues, acting as a living example of urban sustainability that encourages community involvement and creativity.
UTAS CARES is a notable initiative whereby UTAS staff and students develop collaborative arrangements with community volunteer groups, including CoastCare, Wildcare, Bushcare, Landcare and NRM South.
Since 2011 the University of Tasmania has enabled over 1050 students to undertake and participate in initiatives that deliver operational sustainability outcomes for the University while earning academic course credits or via paid competitive internships. A number of awards have been won for the initiatives.
The Range Extension Database and Mapping project, more commonly known as REDMAP is a fantastic University of Tasmania and IMAS collaboration. It provides people with the opportunity to share sightings of marine species that are ‘uncommon’ to their local seas.