Net Zero on Campus
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The Sustainable Development Solutions Network, the Climateworks Centre, and Monash University have come together to leverage their expertise and networks of academic institutions around the world to develop a guide to net zero campuses and this accompanying online toolkit. Both serve as timely and valuable resources that build on frameworks and tools developed by universities at the forefront of climate action around the world.

The guide and this accompanying online toolkit will enable universities and colleges to accelerate the planning and implementation of net zero strategies, and act as living laboratories for testing solutions. These resources will be applicable to universities and colleges of different sizes and regions, as well as decarbonization experiences and progress, equipping them with both the knowledge (via the guide) and tools (via the toolkit) they need to accelerate their climate action plans, while creating new communities of practice.

Net Zero on Campus Guide

Net Zero on Campus Guide strictly dives into the decarbonization of campus operations. The guide offers both “why” and “how-to” information, outlining both the steps of the decarbonization journey, as well as practical campus initiatives across action areas.

Although its findings are applicable to all relevant stakeholders, the desired audience of the guide consists of: campus sustainability managers, university board members and directors, and student bodies.

Find out more about the Net Zero on Campus Guide.

Online Toolkit

As an appendix to the guide, this online toolkit provides a wide array of examples of open-source resources that can support the planning and implementation of decarbonization efforts on college and university campuses worldwide. The online toolkit offers both resources and case studies that are categorized by each campus action area: energy, mobility, facilities, waste and recycling, procurement, and beyond campus operations. 

This toolkit aims to serve as a central repository of key existing resources for net zero campus efforts that would otherwise need to be found and accessed separately.

The report and toolkit will be officially launched at an online event on 21st of April.

Register for Eastern Hemisphere Webinar and Western Hemisphere Webinar.

Learn more about the Net Zero on Campus.

After the launch event, more than 170 professionals from all over the world signed up for the Net Zero on Campus Community to exchange knowledge, ideas, and experiences on campus decarbonization. Find out more on Net Zero on Campus LinkedIn.

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Latest update: 27.10.2023