GGAA 2014 - Facilities & Services - Griffith University - Highly Commended

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Growing at Griffith

Growing at Griffith focuses on three innovative biodiversity projects that builds on Griffith’s commitment to maintaining environmental integrity on its campuses:

  • Showcasing regional (and campus) biodiversity through development of an app;
  • Formulating and implementing new landscape strategies on our two major campuses (Nathan and Gold Coast) to showcase Griffith’s contribution to regional biodiversity, and;
  • Re-vegetating 8 hectares of land, featuring a native arboretum on Logan campus.

Top 3 learnings:

  • Academics, students, facilities staff and other stakeholders working together can produce innovative approaches to operational activities and enhance sustainability initiatives.
  • Communicating and engaging staff in major projects leads to ownership and acceptance of new strategies and raises awareness and visibility of sustainability initiatives.
  • Innovative approaches can lead to collaboration and partnerships with external parties.