Governance and policy

RMIT’s policies and priorities are aligned with national and international frameworks and practices of education for sustainability.

RMIT’s commitment to education for sustainability rests on a number of university governance initiatives and policies, including:

  • RMIT Sustainability Committee: a committee founded in 2010 to build on existing practice in a systematic way in collaboration with RMIT Colleges, Schools and disciplines
  • RMIT Sustainability Policy: an expression of RMIT’s commitment to transforming itself into an organisation that models institution-wide excellence in response to national and international calls for tertiary education to play an influential role in helping shape a sustainable future.
  • RMIT Sustainability Action Plan [PDF, 845 KB, 31 pages]: a plan that functions to integrate sustainability consistently into the University’s teaching, training and research activities.

Learning and Teaching for Sustainability is also closely aligned with several other University priorities including:

RMIT’s sustainability practice is also aligned with:

  • The Talloires Declaration: a ten-point action plan for incorporating sustainability and environmental literacy in teaching, research, operations and outreach at colleges and universities. RMIT is one of over 350 signatories in over 40 countries.
  • United Nations Higher Education for Sustainable Development: a higher education sustainability initiative providing institutions with a unique interface between education, science, and policy making. Sustainability at RMIT was updated in the United Nations Higher Education for Sustainable Development portal late in 2013.