National recognition for University’s commitment to sustainability

The University of Tasmania has been recognised nationally for its commitment to sustainability.

It has won three awards and received a commendation in a fourth at the 2014 Australasian Campuses towards Sustainability (ACTS) Green Gown Awards, held in Hobart on Thursday night.

The University was awarded the Green Gown Facilities and Services Award, for implementation of initiatives that support sustainable transport.

Corey Peterson received the ACTS Award of Excellence - Individual Staff, Oliver Lovell the ACTS Award of Excellence – Individual Student, and the University was highly commended in the Green Gown Student Engagement Award category for the Repower the TUU project.

The TUU project involved installing a significant solar power array to make the TUU 100 per cent renewably powered.

The ACTS awards are voted by staff and students of member institutions, the Green Gown awards are professional judged.

Published on: 23 Aug 2016 10:24am