Green Campus Day

During World Green Building Week in September, universities across Australasia will open their doors for Green Campus Day – a day of sustainable events and tours for staff, students, business and industry representatives, visitors and the community.

Victoria University of Wellington

2019 attendees

Past events

Tuesday, 24 September 2019


UTS Plastic Free Food Court

10am – 11am

Take a tour of the new UTS plastic free food court, where all food and drink packaging is compostable. Hear how they did it, from design to leasing, waste management, communications, user acceptance, and more.

Seb Crawford

UTS Green Roofs

1pm – 2pm

UTS has five green rooftops. This tour will explore how these new green spaces are providing habitat, improving social amenity, helping insulate buildings, and adding beauty and serenity to the urban landscape.

Seb Crawford


The University of Melbourne

12pm – 1pm

The Western Edge Biosciences Building covers three faculties; Science, Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences, and Dentistry and Health Sciences in one state-of-the-art life sciences building in Parkville. The new complex underpins the University’s commitment to global excellence in life sciences teaching, learning, research and engagement, enabling a cross-disciplinary approach to teaching and learning as well as has many sustainable features.

Come on this tour, learn about the sustainability features of this building and celebrate Green Campus Day at the University of Melbourne.

Learning outcomes
To teach staff and students about the sustainable features of this new building at Parkville Campus.

Further info
Meet at Western Edge Biosicences Foyer near Tin Alley.

Raveena Grace

RMIT University

10.30am – 11.30am

Welcome to RMIT’s Sustainability Showcase!

This FREE Walking tour around the City campus kicks off RMIT’s Sustainability Showcase across our campuses.

The Sustainability Showcase is an annual celebration that brings the RMIT community together by sharing how sustainability can be embedded in everything we do, be it through learning and teaching, industry involvement or student initiatives. Walk with the RMIT Sustainability Team around campus and learn all about our commitment to sustainability through both the natural and built environment.

Highlights will include the State of the art Bike Hub, Solar Panel Rooftop, New Academic Street Building, Historical Buildings … and much more! Visit our Events page for our full list of engaging events to sign up to:

Please note there will be stairs and uneven surfaces at times which may pose a challenge for accessibility.

Learning outcomes
Gain an understanding of sustainability in design in the built environment, showcasing real life examples of educational buildings within an urban location.

Further info
Francis Ormond Statue, 124 La Trobe Street, Melbourne

Hayley Cordes


Victoria University of Wellington

10am – 12pm

Come and get a behind the scenes tour of the sustainable features of the Victoria University of Wellington Kelburn campus. You will get to see and hear what the University has done to reduce carbon emisisons by 15%, improve biodiversity and reduce waste. The walking tour will be guided by Andrew Wilks – Director, Sustainability and Nick Baty – Technical Director at Beca. The 2-hour tour will take you to seldom seen parts of the University, from solar panels to rain water harvesting tanks.

Learning outcomes
Gain an understanding of the operational challenges and opportunities of running an educational facility transitioning to sustainable practice.
Reflect on the role of a University in leading a sustainable future.
Consider the relationships between the University and its stakeholders, which are needed to deliver sustainability initiatives on campus

Further info
Meet at Tim Beaglehole (Hub) Courtyard, Kelburn Campus, Kelburn Parade
Wear comfortable shoes, clothing for the outdoors and be ready to climb stairs!

Amanda Cunningham

Green Campus Day is supported by


How it works

Some of the finer details

All Green Campus Day events should be free for your institution’s students, staff and any visitors from ACTS member institutions to participate in. In turn, ACTS will provide administrative support for each event at no cost to our members. Business and industry representatives, community members and external visitors that wish to participate in any Green Campus Day events are required to pay a nominal fee, payable to ACTS. For example, a 1-hour building tour is charged at $45AUD.

Non-ACTS Member may also submit to run events on Green Campus Day, however, an administrative fee will be payable.
Please contact for more information.