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Towards Carbon Neutrality Workshop

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Climate change remains one of the single greatest environmental and social challenges that we face.This workshop will provide detailed and practical insights on how your organisation can take positive action and be part of the global response that is needed.

You will hear from a range of industry professionals working in the Tertiary Education, Council and Healthcare sector in Australia and New Zealand, including those working within certified carbon neutral organisations, specialist service providers and relevant government experts. The workshop will cover everything from developing a carbon emissions inventory, identifying solutions to reduce your organisation’s carbon footprint, building the business case for certified carbon neutrality, selecting suitable finance options and tips on marketing your success.

Designed to be highly interactive, all participants will have ample opportunities to unpack the specifics of their own situations and will leave the workshop with a range of opportunities that will be immediately applicable to their organisations.

This event is delivered by ACTS and developed by carbon experts from Charles Sturt University, RMIT University, University of Tasmania and Victoria University of Wellington.

The workshop is proudly supported by CO2 Australia and the South Pole Group.

Date and location

14 & 15 August 2017
Victoria University Convention Centre
300 Flinders St, Melbourne VIC 3000


Andrew_ThumbAndrew Wilks – Sustainability Manager, Victoria University of Wellington
Andrew came from the energy efficiency industry to join Victoria University in 2006. Since then he has led a range of carbon saving initiatives leading to Victoria reducing CO2e emissions by 14% despite a growing campus. In 2015 Victoria won the Australasian Green Gown Award for carbon reduction and their commitment to sustainability is increasing through the establishment of dedicated Sustainability Office.
Carmen_ThumbDr Carmen Primo Perez – Sustainability Officer, University of Tasmania
Carmen is an expert in carbon accounting and has been heavily involved in the development of the University of Tasmania Greenhouse Gas inventory. She supports NGER and TEFMA reporting processes, and has a Certificate IV in Carbon Management.


Corey_ThumbCorey Peterson – Sustainability Manager, University of Tasmania
As Sustainability Manager at the University of Tasmania, Corey has coordinated the compilation of university NCOS documentation, audits and the university’s carbon offset strategy. He supports NGERS and TEFMA reporting processes and has a Certificate IV in carbon management.
Ed_ThumbEd Maher – Manager, CSU Green
Ed considers himself to be pretty lucky. He earns his living doing something he thinks is very important and which he just happens to really enjoy. Ed and his team at CSU Green cram their working days implementing projects that reduce Charles Sturt University’s footprint as well as showing students and staff at the University how they can make the world a more sustainable place, particularly through the skills that they pick up via their CSU degree and the knowledge that is created through their research. He is proud to be associated with Australia’s first certified Carbon Neutral University.
Ed has 14 years’ experience working in resource efficiency roles and possesses formal qualifications in Environmental Science, Carbon Management, Small Business Management and University Leadership.
Michael_ThumbMichael Anderson – Utilities Manager, RMIT University
Michael Anderson has over 6 years experience in energy and carbon reporting in the Australian tertiary sector. He is responsible for the measurement and verification of two large scale Energy Performance Contracts covering RMIT University’s Australian operations. Ensuring best practice measurement and verification through application of the International Performance Measurement and Verification Protocol (IPMVP) to achieve a 30% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions for the University. He has experience in implementation and management of cloud-based platforms to manage environmental data, streamline reporting and enhance opportunities to identify energy efficiency opportunities.

Registration fees

Registration fees provide access to the fully catered two day workshop program. All prices are inclusive of GST and transaction fees.

ACTS Member: $700.00
Non-ACTS Member: $900.00

Not For Profit Organisations: Application only. ACTS understands that NFP organisations and community groups have limited funding to attend professional development events. As such, members of these organisations with relevant links to the workshop’s topic can apply for a very limited number of discounted tickets. Please email info@acts.asn.au to apply.


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