Green Gown Awards Australasia 2015 Student Engagement - Highly Commended

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RMIT University

Greening RMIT

Greening RMIT is a student-run project dedicated to promoting sustainable food and gardening on campus. Through hands-on education and community building events, we hope to inspire people to reconnect with food and the natural environment. Centre to the project is the RMIT student community garden, created on a 10th floor balcony in the Melbourne CBD, where students learn how to grow food in a ‘living laboratory’.

Top 3 learnings

1. Engage and collaborate with as many different people as possible; even seemingly unrelated projects can be of benefit to each other.
2. For student-led initiatives, it is important to create a strong management structure that both attracts new members and provides a succession plan.
3. Gardening can help cultivate sustainability in other areas of people’s lives.