La Trobe Vice-Chancellor Professor John Dewar AO said the Net Zero fund was a tremendous boost to the University’s already considerable progress towards sustainability.
Lawrence & Hanson Specialised Lighting Solutions (SLS) are providing $500,000 to fund research, scholarships and student initiatives to support La Trobe University’s ambition of reaching zero carbon emissions by 2029.
Gary Reading, General Manager Specialised Lighting Solutions stated, "We are proud to partner with La Trobe University on these initiatives that will help shape sustainability for future generations. It’s not only a corporate responsibility but a personal responsibility to ensure we get as close to net-zero as we can.”
La Trobe Vice-Chancellor Professor John Dewar AO said the Net Zero fund was a tremendous boost to the University’s already considerable progress towards sustainability. He commented, “We are making real headway with our Net Zero program and through the Net Zero fund, we are able to invest in research initiatives that have the potential to advance energy efficiency, sustainability and lighting solutions.”
The Net Zero Fund projects commences this year. As part of the University’s Net Zero program, 24,000 LED lights have been fitted across all La Trobe Campuses and 7,000 solar panels have been installed on 27 buildings at the Melbourne Campus in Bundoora, with both projects helping La Trobe to reduce its energy consumption and reach carbon neutrality. An on-site composting unit also diverts from landfill all organic waste from cafes, kitchens and public spaces into a nutrient rich fertiliser used on campus gardens.
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