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AUGUST 2022 EDITION
REGIONAL GREEN GOWN FINALISTS ANNOUNCED
The 2022 Australasian Green Gown Awards finalists collectively represent over 500,000 students and more than 50,000 staff across 15 institutions!

Their exceptional work and projects, featured across 8 different award categories, demonstrate the innovation and creativity of institutions leading the transition towards a sustainable future. 

We hope you'll join us in celebrating the achievements of all our finalists this year! You can follow the link below to learn more about the organisational initiatives being recognised, along with the impressive sustainability champions shortlisted in the individual categories. 

This years regional winners will be announced at a special virtual awards ceremony on November 17, 2022.
MEET THE FINALISTS
IN THIS EDITION OF enACT
INTERNATIONAL GREEN GOWNS ANNOUNCED
The winners were revealed last month by the EAUC, in association with Allianz Global Investors, at the International Green Gown Awards Ceremony as part of the United Nations High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development.

From the 56 finalists, across 19 countries, we are delighted to see Australasian institutions leading the international honours, named as winners in four of the six categories and receiving an additional two high commendations. 
2030 Climate Action
RMIT University (HC)

Benefitting Society
Deakin University (WINNER)

Creating Impact
UTS (WINNER)
Next Gen. Learning and Skills
UTS (WINNER)

Student Engagement
University of Tasmania (WINNER)

Sust. Institution of the Year
University of Tasmania (HC)
Endorsed by United Nations Environment Programme and supported by The Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU), L’Agence universitaire de la Francophonie (AUF) and International Association of Universities (IAU), the International Green Gown Awards recognise and celebrate the exceptional sustainability initiatives being undertaken by institutions across the world. 
The Green Gown Awards are delivered regionally in Australasia, the UK & Ireland, France and French Speaking Canada. In these regions, the annual winners are automatically entered into the International scheme each year.
SEE THE 2022 WINNERS, HIGHLY COMMENDED & FINALISTS
CELEBRATE GREEN CAMPUSES THIS SEPTEMBER
During World Green Building Week in September, ACTS members are invited to showcase sustainable buildings and other innovative campus features on Green Campus Day.

This year the event will take place on Tuesday 13, September. Throughout the day, virtual and on-site events and resources can be freely accessed by staff, students, industry representatives and the wider community.

For the first time this year, we're excited to introduce the Great Collective Plalk will feature as part of GCD celebrations! Plalking is exactly what is sounds like – picking up rubbish while you go for a walk (derived from the original Swedish concept of plogging – picking up rubbish while jogging). 

Follow the link below for more information or to register your campus event.
LEARN MORE ABOUT GREEN CAMPUS DAY
WEBINAR: YOUR GUIDE TO ETHICAL INVESTMENT
THURSDAY 11 AUGUST 2022
10.00AM AWST | 12.00PM AEST | 2.00PM NSZT


Do you know if your retirement or bank savings are helping to fuel climate change or the destruction of our environment? Are you keen to find out more about ethical and responsible investing but unsure where to begin and what to look out for?

Research conducted by the Responsible Investment Association Australasia (RIAA) shows that 83% of Australians expect their superannuation, banking and other investments to be invested responsibly and ethically, however the reality can be quite different.

This #actsofconnection webinar will be presented by Katie Braid from Responsible Investment Association Australasia (RIAA). Register to to learn about the role our money can play in creating the kind of world we want to live in, and the steps you can take to align your money with your values.
REGISTER HERE
MEMBER ROUNDTABLE: NET-ZERO STRATEGIES
Roundtables are an opportunity for members to connect in an informal virtual setting to share ideas, challenges and practical solutions with colleagues from across the ACTS network.

Each roundtable meeting is limited to a small number of active participants, each allocated time to provide an update of their institutions activities, initiatives and plans relating to the roundtable topic.

Members can either apply to be active participants, or register as listen-only attendees, where they can hear what our active participants have to share, whilst still having the opportunity to submit questions and contribute to general discussions.

Members can apply to become active participants of upcoming meetings, or register to attend as a listen-only attendee using the links below. 
NET-ZERO STRATEGIES | AUGUST 17
IN THE NEWS: MEMBER HEADLINES
STUDENTS LEAD ON SUSTAINABILITY FORTNIGHT
Student sustainability network, the Sustainable Universities Network (SUN) has organised a national sustainability fortnight! The two week campaign features series of events hosted by students from across the country.

All sustainability fortnight events free and open for anyone to attend! Check out the link below for more information and the get involved.
SUSTAINABILITY FORTNIGHT
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS
Sustainability in Learning and Teaching During and Beyond the Pandemic
Do you work in higher education and have teaching and learning responsibilities? An opportunity to share your experiences of teaching for, with, and through sustainability during the COVID-19 pandemic (and beyond) is open via a Special Issue call with the Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice
 
The Issue will explore how COVID-19 has had lasting impacts to guiding philosophies and practice of what sustainability means and looks like in higher education teaching and learning. Some possible topics could include, but are not limited to, how COVID-19 has influenced:
  • Education for sustainable development within the curriculum
  • Academic and/or student wellbeing practices
  • Gender inequities or inequalities for students and/or staff
  • Equity, diversity, inclusion and access issues for students or faculty
  • Online or in-person teaching innovations or barriers
  • The future of teaching and learning sustainability
  • Student voice and student experience
For more information or to submit your abstract, please contact Kim.Beasy@utas.edu.au.
MORE DETAILS
GREEN GOWN AWARDS AUSTRALASIA SPOTLIGHT
LEADING THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY
2021 WINNER: RMIT UNIVERSITY
READ THE CASE STUDY
DATES TO REMEMBER
Member Roundtable: Net-zero strategies [17 August 2022]
SUN Sustainability Fortnight [15 – 26 August 2022]
GGAA Stage 2 deadline [31 August 2022]
National Threatened Species Day [7 September 2022]
Green Campus Day + Great Collective Plalk [13 Sept 2022]
ACTS Annual General Meeting [19 October 2022]
Global Climate Change Week [12 - 18 October 2022]
ACTS members are invited to share news and events in upcoming editions of enACT. To be featured please email a brief description, landscape image and link to info@acts.asn.au.
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