ANU green precinct
The ANU Green Precinct uses the university campus as a classroom to demonstrate effective climate change solutions, significant water savings, community motivation and mobilisation, and the strategic extension of solutions to the wider community.
The Australian National University is establishing itself as one of 13 national Green Precincts Fund demonstration sites. The Education Precincts for the Future project, co-funded by ANU and the Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities' under the Green Precincts Fund, aims to create a showcase sustainability precinct on the Acton campus with the introduction of a variety of initiatives that will:
- significantly reduce energy and water use on site and consequently reduce carbon emissions;
- demonstrate these measures and communicate the results to both the Campus and broader community to encourage uptake elsewhere;
- increase the number of corporate entities engaged in sustainability programs; and
- increase the number of university staff and students who use active transport to commute to university and in particular long distance cyclists.
View a gallery of images from the Green Precincts Project.
The Green Precincts Final Report (pdf, 1.08MB) provides an overview of project outcomes.