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- Griffith’s EcoCentre has welcomed over 170,000 visitors to its facilities since its opening in 2001
Griffith’s community engagement in sustainability is based on our capacity to respond to community needs through education, public awareness and involvement with regard to innovative research projects and advancements.
Coastal Community Engagement Program
The Coastal Community Engagement Program has been developed to maximise community understanding of natural coastal processes and management strategies. Bridging the gap between coastal decision makers and other stakeholders is necessary for sustainable coastal management. Community awareness, education and involvement are valuable tools towards long-term sustainable coastal systems.
The Centre seeks to encourage valuable community interaction through six main programs:
The Griffith EcoCentre, established in 2001, aims to increase interaction with the local community by promoting and delivering collaborative public awareness education programs on sustainable living. This is reflected through the Centre’s sustainable building design, its collaborative partnerships and its innovative program delivery. A unique partnership exists between Griffith University and Education Queensland through the positioning of Toohey Forest Environmental Education Centre. The TFEEC is based in the EcoCentre with a mission to develop and support environmental education through specialist programs for students, teachers and schools.
As a leader in community engagement, the EcoCentre has been visited by over 200,000 members of the local, national and international community since its opening in 2001. Of these 60,000 attended school-based learning at the Toohey Forest Environmental Education Centre.
Griffith Centre for Sustainable Enterprise
The Griffith Centre for Sustainable Enterprise, located with Griffith Business School was set up to inform and assist the development of sustainable enterprise through innovative research, teaching and engagement activities. A highly collaborative entity with strong national and international connections to industry, academia, government and non-government organisations, it takes a global perspective while focusing on the Asia Pacific region.
Griffith Review celebrates good writing and promotes public debate. It steps back from the issues of the day and gives writers the space to grow on the page. Essays reflect on the underlying significance of events and trends, explain the details that get lost in the news and examine the unintended consequences of public policy.
Australasian Campuses Towards Sustainability Inc
Griffith University manages the secretariat for ACTS. ACTS aims to inspire, promote and support change towards best practice sustainability in the operations, curriculum and research of the Australasian tertiary education sector. ACTS does this by providing resources, knowledge, developmental and networking opportunities for members and by critically challenging and supporting collaboration with stakeholders to lead sustainability innovation in the sector.
As a member of ACTS, all our staff and students have access to resources, knowledge, developmental and networking opportunities. To take advantage of the membership, create an ACTS account by registering on the ACTS website using our Griffith University email address. You will then have access to all member only resources. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any difficulty with this process.