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Aug 24, 2015 7:36 AM ET

Archived: Sustainability: Improving environmental sustainability to make tomorrow better

iCrowdNewswire - Aug 24, 2015


Our Goal 

Enhance Curtin’s commitment to reduce our carbon footprint.

Did you know? Climate change is a growing problem and we owe it to future generations to act now before it is too late. Rising temperatures in Western Australia will lead to a hotter, drier climate, an increase in bushfires, and rising sea levels, which could impact on coastal settlements, infrastructure, and ecosystems. [http://www.environment.gov.au/climate-change/climate-science/impacts/wa

So what can you do to help? At Curtin University we are working hard to create an environmentally sustainable campus. In fact, Curtin University has been awarded Australia’s first ever 5 Star Green State – Communities rating by the Green Building Council of Australia (check out more information on this here). Your donation can help us get even closer to achieving this goal.

The Projects

A $20 donation could go towards planting more trees, not only to soak up carbon, but also to provide shelter for wildlife, such as our resident black cockatoos.

Or help upgrade infrastructure at Curtin’s community vegie garden, where we teach sustainability principles, lead leadership workshops and grow fresh vegies. 600 students and community members visit every year, and this is growing!  A $50 donation could help ensure our garden remains a vibrant sustainability hub for the community

A $100 donation could provide more on-campus electric bikes, which will help reduce carbon emissions, fuel use, ease traffic congestion and speed up transport times around campus.

Or contribute to our student research projects with a donation of $500 or more. Help our students explore thehealth and sustainability of native wildlife at Curtin’s Bentley campus.

If 250 of Curtin’s 190,000+ alumni support this initiative with $80 each, we can raise $20,000 and really make a difference to Curtin’s commitment to reducing our carbon footprint.

By donating to this project, you can help us create a sustainable future and together, we can make tomorrow better.

Help promote this project and share it via FacebookLinkedIn and Twitter #curtintogether! Thank you for contribution!

How you can help!

$20 – Who hates trees? Nobody! So make a donation and help plant more trees on campus.

$50 – Student vegie garden project. Fresh vegies for students! Help make our garden a sustainability hub for the community.

$100 – E-bikes! They’re not quite hoverboards but electric bikes are just as futuristic. Make sure we get some more for our fleet.

$500 – Campus wildlife research. Support student research projects to investigate native wildlife.

Contact Information:

Curtin University

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