Universities are catalysts of change as sites of innovation, creating solutions for global problems. RMIT is committed to engaging with its community of passionate people to embed sustainability across Learning &Teaching, Research and operations.

Join the RMIT Student Union’s Sustainability department, Careers and Employability, and RMIT’s Sustainability Committee and Property Services at the Sustainability Showcase. A day of free inter-disciplinary sessions which highlight our community’s knowledge on social and environmental sustainability, consumption, and ethical living.

The day is accredited for LEAD/Future Edge! Students participating in this program should register through CareerHub here, not through eventbrite. 

The sustainability agenda – 15th September

Stream 1: RMIT’s sustainability in focus breakfast

8.00 – 9.30am 80.4.19

A networking breakfast all about sustainability at RMIT with guest speakers discussing our Sustainable Urban Precincts Program (SUPP), fairtrade and supply chains, sustainability report, energy use, and our social, environmental and economic footprint. Now is your chance to meet sustainability staff and learn about RMIT’s sustainability priorities, provide feedback on these, and find out how you can get involved in sustainability clubs and groups and initiatives at RMIT.

Stream 2: Sustainable technology and business

9.30 – 10.30 80.11.10

With RMIT’s Entrepreneur’s Association learn about social entrepreneurship and how businesses can be engaged in the sustainability movement. Also in this session find out how RMIT students are gaining practical engineering and design innovation experience through practical projects, humanitarian engineering and mobility programs.

10.30 – 11.30am 80.9.10

Continue the business conversation and hear about our community’s journeys to changing the private sector to improve their sustainable practices. One journey focuses on helping us to consume ethically and changing the construction sector, while another advocates for a business-approach to addressing climate change from within the capitalist system.

Stream 3: Consumption and production

11.30 – 12.30 80.1.2

This session focuses on food, consumption and production, from backyard gardens and farmer activism, to co-designed approaches to applied industry-government funded projects. These have spanned from assessments of packaging materials, through to the global issues of food waste and most currently understanding the life cycle of procurement, supply and operations of Australia’s Casey research station in Antarctica.

Gardening and networking over lunch with Greening RMIT

12.30 – 1.30pm Alumni Courtyard

Join Greening RMIT for lunch to do some planting and learn about gardening in urban environments, composting, and choosing the right plant for the right spot.

Stream 4. Ethical and sustainable cities

1.30 – 3.00pm 80.8.10

Join the global discussion on reshaping cities and urban life. Dr Lauren Rickards, Co-leader of the Climate Change and Resilience Research Program in the Centre for Urban Research; and Brendan Barrett, research fellow and coordinator with the Global Compact Cities Programme will share their knowledge. Hear about the UN Global Compact; triple green cities and ethical cities; and how cities, as home to half the world’s population, are central to the economic, social and environmental sustainability debate.

Sign up to one or more sessions on 15th September by clicking register and picking your events.


RMIT University, City Campus, Building 80


15 September 2016