GGAA 2014 - Student Engagement - University of Tasmania - Highly commended

Tags: awards | engagement | International | student | change | climate

Repower the Tasmanian University Union (TUU)

The project aims to make the Tasmanian University Union (TUU) the first 100% renewably powered student union in Australia, engage 1000 students per year through events and online media on issues of climate change and renewable energy and leverage these opportunities to create leaders within the student movement. When complete, 12.5 tonnes CO2–e will be saved per annum by installing a 60 kW photovoltaic solar array and with energy efficiency gains.

Top 3 learnings:

  • Find the niche where your organisation can have the most impact, play to your strengths.
  • Collaboration on a large scale is best done on a long time line and with expert facilitators playing an integral role.
  • Don’t be afraid to be ambitious.