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ECU Vice-Chancellor to represent Universities Australia on Sustainability Council

Friday, 27 June 2008


Edith Cowan University's (ECU) Vice-Chancellor, Professor Kerry Cox, has been appointed to the National Council on Education for Sustainability.

Professor Cox will represent Universities Australia, the peak industry body for the university sector in Australia, on the Council.

The Council is a non-statutory body that will work with the Australian Government to uncover new ways of incorporating a focus on sustainability in the sectors of formal education, community, industry and government.

The Council will be charged with a number of responsibilities, including identifying priorities for education in sustainability and providing strategic advice on education for sustainability activities nationally.

Professor Cox's commitment to, and emphasis on, sustainability makes him a highly appropriate appointment, and ensures he will be able to make a significant contribution to the recommendations and outcomes of the Council.

"It is a great honour to be able to represent the interests of Australian universities on this Council, and I look forward to working towards a more sustainable future with other like-minded and passionate individuals" said Professor Cox.

ECU is committed to sustainable business practices and since Professor Cox's appointment as Vice-Chancellor has continued implementing a number of environmentally friendly and sustainable policies and procedures to ensure the University has a minimal impact on the environment.

Successful changes ECU has made include common initiatives such as installing motion sensor lights and introducing recycled paper, as well as newer programs such as carbon offsetting the University's vehicle fleet through tree planting and developing a flora and fauna plan for campuses.

More information about sustainability at ECU can be found at http://www.ecu.edu.au/fas/EcoECU/news.

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