We are committed to reducing our environmental footprint and encourage the achievement of a sustainable community and learning environment.
We acknowledge that as a large organisation we are a significant contributor to greenhouse gas emissions. Because of this, we strive to reduce or offset our total emissions and support staff, students and the broader community to do likewise.
We have developed an Environmental Management System (EMS) to manage our impact on the environment. The EMS is in accordance with AS/NZS ISO14001.
The EMS is divided into five environmental programs:
- waste; and
Live Environmental Data
ECU uses a web-based tool to monitor our waste, energy and water consumption.
This environmental data monitoring system is provides a snapshot almost in ‘real-time’ to enable us to better use our consumption patterns.