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 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 research has helped create concrete made with soft plastic in a redeveloped carpark – the first time the circular-economy technology has been used in an Australian commercial project.
A new report on the Future is Landscape highlights the importance of our cities’ living structure and the role that open space systems play in people’s health, as well as the living systems of water, vegetation, birds, animals and insects.
RMIT researchers involved in Europe’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation funding scheme consider aspects of everyday life in a post-pandemic society when it comes to cities, housing, infrastructure and science.
An RMIT graduate has created a model that could predict the future impact of climate change on water pipeline infrastructure.
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