Staff engagement - What You Can Do

Action plan

This action plan has been paired with the Human Capital Framework

Initiatives

You can get involved in lots of initiatives to make a positive contribution to sustainability at Charles Sturt University

  • Tree planting day
  • Ride or walk to work
  • Sustainability grants
  • LiFE workshops
  • Watch a sustainability film [doc 17kb]
  • Take a look at national and campus sustainability initiatives in our events calendar

Sustainability in the workplace

    Sustainability ELMO online learning module.  Select this course in the course catalog section of your ELMO training portal.

    The ELMO module ‘Sustainability@ Charles Sturt University’ has been designed to increase staff awareness and understanding of sustainability, both at an individual and at an organisational level. This module is now available for all new staff joining our organisation and existing staff.

    This module gives you an overview of how Charles Sturt University is working to be more sustainable through the Learning in Future Environments (LiFE) Index and also suggests what you can do on a personal and professional basis.  It outlines what activities you may like to become involved in across all campuses. Remember, sustainability depends on every individual taking steps to be sustainable in all aspects of their work and life.

  • office recycling
  • organics
  • active transport
  • sustainability in the curriculum
  • Learning in Future Environments (LiFE)

Sustainability training for course designers

The new ELMO module 'Graduate Learning Outcomes: Sustainable Practices' has been designed to increase awareness and understanding about how to embed sustainability into curriculum amongst Educational Designers, all course Directors, staff involved in Smart learning and staff on course committees.

This short course covers how to clearly express the GLO's in subject profiles and integrate them with the other education and design technologies (e.g. CASIMS and course space).

The module provides an outline of:

  • what is sustainability
  • the relevant sections of Charles Sturt University's Attributes Policy and its Course Design Policy and
  • the 'expectations' TEQSA has in regard to graduate attributes.

It provides guidance for:

  • subject convenors about including a GLO in a subject
  • Course Directors & Educational Designers on how to clearly express the GLOs in subject profiles and CASIMS documentation and
  • members of courses committees and reviewers of subject outliners about quality assurance.

Additional resources can be found at the Resource Hub on the GLO website including:

  • course design resources
  • subject level materials
  • quality assurance guides and
  • pathways to further assistance.

Sustainable super options

For some of us, one of the biggest contributors to our carbon footprint comes from the way financial institutions like our super funds and the banks we choose to deal with use our savings to fund the expansion of the fossil fuel industry.

If reducing your carbon footprint is an important consideration for you, then you may be interested to know that UniSuper have introduced investment products that are actively managed to minimise support or expansion of the fossil fuel sector. You can read more about these products via the followings summaries available on the UniSuper website.

Australian Campuses Towards Sustainability (ACTS)

Charles Sturt University are proud and active members of Australasian Campuses Towards Sustainability (ACTS), a leading inter-institutional body advocating for best practice sustainability within the operations, curriculum and research of the tertiary education sector.  Our membership also provides staff and students access to range of member only sustainability resources.

Campus Environment Committee (CEC)

You can get involved in sustainability on campus by becoming a member of your Campus Environment Committee. No matter which faculty or division you work within, if you have an interest in sustainability and would like to offer your on-ground knowledge, expertise and passion for sustainability to help us develop initiatives, reach sustainability targets and environmental goals on campus, get involved with your nearest CEC.

The Wagga Wagga CEC is called the Environmental Action Group Ensuring Restoration and Reconciliation (EAGERR).

Contact sustainability@csu.edu.au. if you are interested in learning more about your Campus Environment Committee

2021 CEC Meeting Dates

Date/Campus Albury WodongaBathurstDubboOrange Wagga Wagga Port Macquarie
Meeting 1 March 11 March 18 February 25 February 9 March 18  March 1
Meeting 2 May 6 May 20 May 20  May 4 May 20 May 3
Meeting 3 August 5  August 12  August 19  August 3  August 12  August 2
Meeting 4 October 14 October 28 November 18 November 9          October 28  October 4

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