RMIT University

Higher Education



Welcome to our TAKE2 profile page.

We’re committed to tackling climate change. That’s why we’ve made the TAKE2 pledge. Check out the work we’ve been doing to reduce our emissions and our plans for the future.

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Our pledge

Our vision is to be a global university of technology, design and enterprise. RMIT has a long standing commitment to sustainability; this is reflected in our values which embody positive impact, forward thinking and innovation.

Sustainability is embedded within learning and teaching; the heart of our university. We are dedicated to ensuring graduates leave the university not only ‘work-ready’ but environmentally, socially and culturally aware.

Working together, we pledge to play our part and take action on climate change for Victoria, our country and our planet.

Our commitments

Our TAKE2 actions

 
     

    Our stories

    Sustainable Urban Precincts Program

    The University’s vision is that our campuses should be integrated with the cities we engage with, contributing to urban sustainability and culture. RMIT ensures that changes to the built environment demonstrate leadership excellence in sustainable design and innovation.

    In line with that vision, RMIT has committed to a $98 million plan to cut energy and water use and greenhouse gas emissions – the biggest program of its kind in the southern hemisphere.

    The Sustainable Urban Precincts Program (SUPP) will reduce electricity use over eight years by an estimated 263 million kilowatt hours, leading to a 32,000-tonne reduction in greenhouse gas emissions. Water use will be cut by an estimated 53 million litres.

    The SUPP at RMIT is a “once in a generation” opportunity for the University to achieve a fundamental shift in momentum toward sustainability.

    The SUPP has provided 10 PhD scholarships to RMIT students, whilst funding six research and 5 learning and teaching projects. The SUPP participants are now part of world-leading, innovative and collaborative multi-disciplinary research projects, supported by strong industry linkages’.