Environmental initiatives

In support of Monash University's ongoing commitment to sustainability we do a lot to reduce our carbon footprint on the planet.

We recycle by:

  • raising residents' awareness about the environment through education initiatives
  • encouraging residents to choose alternatives to disposables
  • providing paper and cardboard recycling programs
  • providing printer, cartridge and yellow recycling bins
  • recycling electronic waste such as computers and printers
  • engaging in furniture recycling
  • trading white goods for scrap metal
  • supplying 100% recycled paper and toilet paper.

We've reduced our energy consumption by:

  • installing timers on all of our residential electric heaters
  • supplying residents with high-quality cold-water washing machines
  • installing solar panels on some of our buildings
  • connecting our bathroom fans at Deakin and Farrer halls, and kitchen lights in Deakin and Howitt halls, to motion sensors
  • supplying portable racks for drying clothes to reduce the use of electric dryers
  • implementing greener building codes for our newly built residences and buildings.

We support environmental initiatives

Residents from each of our campuses initiate environmental crusades such as environmental activities and fundraisers, and take part in broader community environmental initiatives.

Our Clayton, Berwick and Peninsula residences have allocated plots for growing their own vegetable gardens.

Many of our residents join us by taking part in broader community environmental initiatives such as Clean Up Australia Day and National Tree Planting Day.

We lead the way in environmental innovation by constructing new buildings that are green star accredited by design. We have implemented new technologies such as grey water treatment and installed large scale rain water collection systems.

We conserve our water and energy usage

Since 2004, we've been working hard to reduce our water and energy usage – and we've come a long way.

Check out our energy and water usage scorecards to see what we've accomplished so far.