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ACTS is a non-profit member based organisation representing higher and further education institutions within Australia and New Zealand. We aim to inspire, promote and support change towards best practice sustainability within the operations, curriculum and research of the tertiary education sector.

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Category Finalists

ACTS is delighted to announce the finalist candidates for the 2017 Green Gown Awards Australasia and the ACTS Awards of Excellence. We wish them all the very best of luck!

You can join us in celebrating the achievements of our finalists at the Green Gown Awards Australasia gala dinner and award ceremony on Thursday 2 November 2017. Hosted at RMIT University’s iconic Storey Hall in heart of Melbourne, you’ll not want to miss this ‘green tie’ evening. Get your tickets now!

Keep an eye out as we share more about our finalist’s initiatives in the lead up to the awards ceremony.

Got a question about the awards? Contact the team at ggaa@acts.asn.au

Categories

Individual Awards

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Built Environment *Sponsored by Envizi*

University of Tasmania
Nurturing the Future – University of Tasmania, Inveresk Student Apartments
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Victoria University of Wellington
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Creating Impact

Federation University of Australia
FedUni’s Greener Buildings
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The University of Adelaide
Ecoversity Award – Inspiring students to extend knowledge and develop professional networks
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University of the Sunshine Coast
USC Recycled Water – Creating Conservation Impacts
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UNSW Sydney
Trifecta success for innovative battery recycling project

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Community

James Cook University
Development Practice Program: Sentinel Landscapes to Achieve the SDGs With Our Tropical Neighbours
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La Trobe University
Living Landscapes – Where Science and Art Meet
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The University of Adelaide
Carbon Neutral Adelaide – A partnership for our future
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The University of Melbourne
I.T. Equity
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University of Tasmania
Education for Sustainability Tasmania: a UN-recognised Regional Centre of Expertise – a new kid on the block

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Continuous Improvement

Griffith University
Griffith’s sustainability approach – planned, focused, celebrated
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La Trobe University
Bringing back Biodiversity: a 50 year regeneration project
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University of Southern Queensland
Embedding sustainability at USQ

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Facilities & Services

Deakin University
Closing the loop – A solution to organic waste
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Macquarie University
New Life for Mars
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RMIT University
Two Wheel Takeover – Creating the Bike Hub at RMIT
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The University of Adelaide
Smart Minds = Smart Buildings – A ‘neural network’ approach for energy efficient buildings

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Learning, Teaching & Skills

Griffith University
Doing well and doing good – a new way to teach strategic management in the MBA
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James Cook University
Linking curriculum with the SDGs – a One Health approach to learning and teaching
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RMIT University
Vietnam – United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Study Tour
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University of Tasmania
Digitran App – Swiping our way to sustainability data collection

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Student Engagement

Monash University
Take One Step: Student SDG-inspired actions as globally responsible citizens
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The University of Adelaide
Adelaide Sustainability Association: Sustainability Super Group
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The University of Auckland
O’Rorke Hall Green Team
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The University of Melbourne
C16 Design Hack – Creating change for a sustainable future

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ACTS Award of Excellence – Staff

Charlie Hargroves
The University of Adelaide
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Jean-Pierre Scheerlinck
The University of Melbourne
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Nick Swan
The University of Melbourne
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Rachael Goddard
The University of Waikato
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Dena Fam
University of Technology, Sydney

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ACTS Award of Excellence – Student

Sophie Lamond
The University of Melbourne
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Elle Ketterer
The University of Melbourne
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Thomas Crawford
University of Tasmania
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Rebecca Pagnucco
University of Technology, Sydney

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