Australian Campuses Towards Sustainability (ACTS) Annual Conference

Australian Campuses Towards Sustainability (ACTS) Annual Conference

The ACTS International conference will take place from 28-30 September 2011, hosted by the University of Adelaide. The conference will reflect the new direction of ACTS, the sector champion for sustainability within the tertiary education sector, by moving away from a traditional conference format to create an interactive environment to learn and engage with like-minded colleagues.

In order to be more sustainable, tertiary education institutions need to embed principles of sustainability into all aspects of core business. From learning and teaching, to campus operations and community engagement, there is little about an institution that should not be touched by sustainability.

Yet, building the case for change remains a major challenge. Academics, teachers, professional staff, students and service providers all grapple with placing their work in the context of integrated whole rather than simply individual elements.

The 2011 ACTS Conference will tackle this challenge, exploring how sustainability fits into core business and providing tools and techniques to enable the required change.

Also included at the conference is the Award ceremony of the 2011 Green Gown Awards Australasia – THE national award scheme for sustainability. Be there and find out who is leading the way in tertiary education sustainability.

The 2011 conference programme is now online so be sure to have a look at the interactive and informative line up. This year's conference is sure to draw a crowd, and will be of value to anyone interested or actively involved in sustainability.

The 2011 ACTS Conference is proudly sponsored by Ecosave, Interface Flor, G magazine, Aqua bubbler, Climate friendly, and North Sydney Institute TAFE.

Where: University of Adelaide, National Wine Centre, South Australia.
When: 28 - 30 September, 2011.
Click here to register or for more information.