Commitment to sustainability: no longer printing and selling course notes via the Co-Op Bookshop

As part of the University’s commitment to sustainability we are no longer printing and selling course notes via the Co-Op Bookshop.  In addition to the environmental benefits, we understand that many students prefer the ease and flexibility of accessing their learning materials electronically. Commencing from Semester 2 2018, course notes won’t be sold in campus…

New Waste Stations for the Bundoora campus

To improve waste outcomes we’ll be installing new Waste Stations at the Bundoora campus. Following a consultation process, signage has been placed at each location and the installation will begin this month. These Waste Stations will deliver efficiencies by centralising cleaning efforts, increasing recycling rates and reducing waste to landfill through the improved facilities. If…

Bendigo rainwater harvesting

Through our sustainability initiatives, we have an ongoing focus on minimising usage of mains water, using rainwater or stormwater as alternatives that reduce our environmental footprint and costs. Bundoora features large bodies of water in the Moat system, into which stormwater can be directed and extracted from. On our Bendigo Campus where we don’t have…

Organic waste collection on Bundoora Campus

La Trobe has recently commenced a separate organic waste recycling service at its Bundoora Campus. Organic material buried with other general waste in landfills decomposes under anaerobic conditions that can create greenhouse gases, including methane, which affect air quality and contribute to climate change. Composting uses controlled biological decomposition under aerobic conditions to convert organic waste…

Choose ethical and sustainable gifts!

It’s easy to choose holiday gifts that are beautiful, useful, and also make a difference to the world. Some tips for sustainable gift buying this holiday season: shop local look for certification like Fair Trade and Cruelty Free get crafty and make a truly unique DIY gift give an experience; a day out, lunch or…

Opportunities to contribute to those less fortunate

It’s easy to imagine why helping others has become linked with reward pathways in the brain. By volunteering or donating to a chosen organisation, you feel good because you are helping others. There are many volunteer roles available in Victoria. Whether you are interested in the environment, aged care, animal welfare or recreation, there is…