The Griffith University EcoCentre is a key element of the University's Griffith Sciences Group and promotes an encouraging message that the knowledge, existing framework and resources to develop a truly sustainable world already exists.
To be an innovative and dynamic information and resource centre promoting:
- Sustainable development
- Environmental education and research
- Community partnership
The EcoCentre is nestled within the Toohey Forest on the Nathan campus of the university. Its bushland setting is ideal for environmental education programmes, exhibitions, conferences, meetings and training seminars. Visitors to the EcoCentre enjoy the tranquillity and beauty of the forest with access to state of the art teaching and conference facilities.
The Toohey Forest Environmental Education Centre operates from within the EcoCentre and provides environmental education programmes and activities for schools and students.
The design and operation of the EcoCentre follows strict 'eco' principles, and features solar energy, ambient ventilation and lighting, rammed earth walls for temperature regulation, rainwater collection for 'greywater' use and wet composting toilets. All features reflect domestic scale environmental technologies that can be used in the family home.