Sustainability

Sustainability

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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.

Bundjil statement

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.

Governance

RMIT has a strong governance structure in place to make sustainability an organisational priority and that decision making reflects the University's values.

Sustainable Development Goals

The RMIT-wide SDGs Project, initiated in June 2018, aims to improve University accountability in relation to its contributions to the SDGs.

Carbon and climate

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.

Circular economy and recycling

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.

Sustainable Buildings

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.

Water

RMIT is committed to reducing water use intensity across our campuses, through a focus on efficiency, harvesting and reuse.

Life on campus

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.

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RMIT is committed to widespread engagement across the community of students and staff to encourage the adoption of sustainable practices and outcomes.

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Sustainability at RMIT
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RMIT's Sustainability Story

'Let's Lead the Way' is RMIT's sustainability ambition

Sustainability Annual Report 2020

RMIT is proud to release the University’s sixth Sustainability Annual Report, which covers the calendar year from 1 January to 31 December 2020. 

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Please feel free to contact us to directly via sustainability@rmit.edu.au.

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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

aboriginal flag
torres strait flag

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.