RMIT is committed to the practice of incorporating sustainability principles and practices into our learning and teaching, research and operational activities. The University aims to demonstrate global leadership through the initiatives we undertake and in the way we empower our students, staff, community and industry.
RMIT University is a public institution under Victorian law and stands on Aboriginal Country of the Kulin Nation. RMIT recognises and acknowledges the Bundjil Statement, which helps all RMIT community to respectfully work, live and study on Aboriginal Country through a dhumbali (commitment) to not harm the wurneet (waterways), biik biik (lands) and bubups (children) of Bundjil. RMIT supports the rights and the self-determination of Indigenous peoples and acknowledges the importance of Indigenous knowledge in preserving and protecting place for current and future generations.
RMIT has a strong governance structure in place to make sustainability an organisational priority and that decision making reflects the University's values.
The RMIT-wide SDGs Project, initiated in June 2018, aims to improve University accountability in relation to its contributions to the SDGs.
RMIT is a global leader in climate action, taking practical steps and innovative projects to become carbon neutral by 2030 and adapting to climate risks.
RMIT University is committed to leading the shift into a circular economy that values resources and thinks holistically about our systems, processes and supply chains.
RMIT aims to create sustainable and inclusive spaces that enhance the experience and wellbeing of our people and have a positive impact on our surrounding environment and society.
RMIT is committed to reducing water use intensity across our campuses, through a focus on efficiency, harvesting and reuse.
RMIT focuses on creating a great campus life, where choosing sustainable options is easy for our students, staff and wider community, including transport and retail.
RMIT is committed to widespread engagement across the community of students and staff to encourage the adoption of sustainable practices and outcomes.
Researchers have developed a clean and cost-effective way to upcycle used plastic, transforming it into valuable nanomaterials and high-quality fuel.
Researchers have developed prototype technology that can double the power harvested from ocean waves, in an advance that could finally make wave energy a viable renewable alternative.
A new report has revealed a rising trend in reporting on the Sustainable Development Goals by Australia’s top 150 companies, but their disclosure on climate action and carbon neutrality intentions lack clarity.
Social housing provides safe, secure, long-term accommodation for some of the most disadvantaged in the community. But some people are more likely to stay housed longer than others.
This Global Goals Week we take a look at what RMIT is doing to meet the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals, from operations, to research, curriculum and partnerships.
From turning back the emissions clock to building more durable roads from old tyres, RMIT researchers are tackling today’s biggest challenges and developing solutions for a more sustainable world.
A large-scale public artwork of iconic chimpanzee David Greybeard, made famous by scientist Dr Jane Goodall, is set to bring wildlife conservation to the fore in Melbourne this spring.
In partnership with the City of Melbourne, RMIT is leading a group of Melbourne universities and businesses to source wind energy produced in regional Victoria.
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Acknowledgement of country
RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business. - Artwork created by Louisa Bloomer
Acknowledgement of country
RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.