Shedding light on climate change

Friday, March 27th, 2015

On Saturday 28 March 2015, Australians are encouraged to switch off their lights for an hour between 8.30pm and 9.30pm to highlight the impact of global warming. To mark the event, ACU Strathfield Campus Library is showcasing resources available in the library on the environment and sustainability, including books and DVDs, ...

One hundred mobile phones recycled in Melbourne!

Monday, May 26th, 2014

Melbourne has now collected 100 phones for recycling. Huge thanks to all the people who have bought their phones in to our mobile phone collection point in the Melbourne Library. The ACU Library started this campaign in late October 2013.  Recycling your phone supports The Jane Goodall Institute who have partnered ...

We want your mobile phones for recycling, and to help the gorillas!

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

Thanks to everyone who has donated to our mobile phone collection. In Melbourne we’ve recycled 70 mobile phones. But we want more!! Please drop your unwanted mobile phones at our Melbourne or Brisbane campus libraries. Recycling mobile phones helps gorillas in Africa – recycling supports the training of rangers to protect gorillas ...

Sustainable Living Festival 2014

Thursday, February 13th, 2014

8 - 23 February 2014 | Melbourne and around Victoria Australia’s largest sustainable living celebration is back and bigger than ever! The Festival’s 16-day program features a record breaking 200 events across Victoria. People from far and wide are stepping up with solutions to create Australia’s State of sustainability. The Big Weekend ...

They’re calling on you!

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

Bring your unwanted mobile phones into the Library and we'll send them on and together we can help gorilla habitat! Did you know? Coltan is a mineral used in mobile phones illegal coltan mining in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is destroying gorilla habitat illegal miners slaughter gorillas for food in the jungle money raised ...

Upcycle: and win!

Friday, September 27th, 2013

We have a great new competition to help you through the last weeks of semester (and into study week). Create something out of old books, paper, magazines, cardboard, cereal boxes?  - up to you, but we want you to upcycle* your work and create something :) * upcycle - a definition from ...

Week 2 winner :)

Thursday, September 19th, 2013

Remember our week 2 challenge - recycling? We are super pleased to announce the winner of the challenge is........(drumroll please) Jen who is studying through our Strathfield campus. We had quite a few great ideas and comments, and the winner was picked for her "well written, scholarly and succinctly articulates the principles ...

Challenge 2: recycle!

Friday, September 6th, 2013

This week's challenge.... We all know the benefits of recycling: less into landfill, being more sustainable by reusing, recycling our resources...so this week's challenge may seem like a no-brainer. Recycle: with meaning & with purpose. The campus waste audit that was held earlier in the year shows that we do recycle, but there ...

Cardboard cathedral

Tuesday, August 13th, 2013

Here’s a novel use of cardboard. The material has been used to construct a cathedral in Christchurch, New Zealand – a temporary replacement for the Anglican cathedral destroyed in the 2011 earthquake. The cathedral’s designer, Japanese architect Shigeru Ban, has completed numerous projects using paper tubes and believes in “using materials ...

Melbourne exhibition: reduce, re-use, recycle

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

Visit the Melbourne Library to see the fabulous Reduce, Re-use, Recycle Exhibition by artist Elizabeth Angus! From the artist: Remember as a child being told not to draw in your books? As an adult artist, I disregard that rule with gleeful abandon. My disobedience is not a wilful desire to transgress, but part ...