Articles related to 'Sustainability & The Environment'
While changes in our energy consumption behaviour are one pathway to a sustainable future, advances in technology and housing design are also needed.
Two Swinburne projects are showing how small and medium enterprises can lower their environmental impact, and gain
Swinburne researchers are developing tools to make cloud computing more affordable.
The Swinburne Sustainability Strategy – Swinburne’s commitment to sustainability – has a set of outcome measures that will ensure all Swinburne courses embed sustainability and that 50 per cent of staff are upskilled by 2015.
Swinburne’s National Centre for Sustainability has developed and is now teaching Australia’s first accredited course in education and training for sustainability.
Swinburne University of Technology’s sense of responsibility in preparing tomorrow’s leaders for the challenges of a rapidly changing, interconnected world means we are embracing a broad concept of sustainability, one that includes interrelated environmental, socio-cultural and financial dimensions.
Swinburne sustainability graduate Gareth Johnston is general manager of the newly formed organisation, A&NZSustain, a network that helps members to deliver sustainability to their organisations while finding new opportunities for sustainable business.
The antibacterial properties of the Australian native plant emu bush (Eremophila longifolia) could one day help prevent tooth decay.
Tufitu Lotee has experienced the terror of huge ocean waves flooding her home. Tufitu and her family live on the islet of Fongafale on Funafuti atoll, the capital of Tuvalu, midway between Hawaii and Australia. Their house is on a 100-metre-wide strip of land between the Pacific Ocean on one side and a lagoon on the other.
Like gypsies read tea leaves to foresee the future, researchers can read something of our future in the winds and waves. However, this modern soothsaying relies on masses of information, data that Swinburne is collating to build the world’s first complete picture of ocean wave activity.
Australia's population is growing rapidly and is being directed almost entirely into big, seaboard cities, straining infrastructure, housing availability and services such as transport, health and education. It is a circumstance that seems to have caught policy-makers off-guard and which now presents some very formidable challenges for governments, corporations and professionals whose job it is to bolster and sustain urban development.