Resources and engagement – environment

Staff resources - environment

Priority: To provide staff resources to support University environmental improvements, sustainable behaviour, public commitments and compliance requirements.

In addition to the many activities dedicated to sustainability taking place throughout the University, there were two distinct groups dedicated to environmental sustainability: the Buildings and Property Division, and the Monash Sustainable Development Institute.

Buildings and Property division

The Buildings and Property Division is responsible for improving the environmental performance of the University’s campus operations.

The division undertook a range of programs and initiatives to improve the environmental sustainability of the infrastructure and operations of the University, and also to enhance the sustainable behaviour of the thousands of staff and students studying, working and living on the campuses. The Buildings and Property Division draws on the sustainability expertise of 14 staff integrated into the division.

Further information on the work of the Buildings and Property Division can be found here.

Monash Sustainable Development Institute

Monash Sustainable Development Institute (MSDI) is one of the world’s leading research and education institutes in sustainable development. It’s harnessing Monash’s strength in interdisciplinary research, education and translation programs to advance the wellbeing of people and planet; and help achieve the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This includes hosting the Australia, New Zealand and Pacific chapter of the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), which brings together universities, research institutions, foundations and civil society organisations in the region to develop and promote solutions, policies and public education for sustainable development.

Work and initiatives advanced by MSDI in 2021 included:

Staff and student engagement - environment

Priority: To engage staff and students to embed sustainability within their work, study and on-campus activities.

2021 Annual Report

Read the Report of the Council of Monash University for the period 1 January 2021 to 31 December 2021.

Read the report