We aim to reduce unnecessary work and study related travel and increase alternative and sustainable modes of transport. By doing so, we've reduced our vehicle fuel consumption and associated carbon emissions by roughly 30%.
Our sustainable transport initiatives include our campus shuttle buses, car-pooling, blue moon strategy, bike facilities and offsetting air travel.
Our car-pooling system connects staff members with others who are travelling to the same place. It helps to reduce pollution and emissions, and is a simple step anyone can take to reduce their carbon footprint.
Campus shuttle buses
We’ve worked with Public Transport Victoria to introduce a dedicated shuttle bus between our Melbourne Burwood Campus and the Box Hill Transport Interchange.
All you need to travel is a myki card, and the bus runs frequently, between 7am and 10pm.
We also operate a free inter-campus shuttle bus in Geelong, as well as the Waterfront Express – a free bus service taking passengers from Geelong's CBD to our Geelong Waterfront Campus.
Blue Moon strategy
Blue Moon strategy is our staff's commitment to only travel in cars to meetings 'once in a blue moon'.
In support of this, we've upgraded our digital technologies and services so that staff can make full use of our teleconferencing facilities and public transport options.
We've since seen a 50% reduction in our fleet car use and in recognition, won the Green Gown Australasia award for carbon reduction – the first and only award program dedicated to recognising excellence in sustainability within the tertiary education sector in Australasia. This promotes a sustainable work culture.
Each of Deakin’s campuses has specially designed facilities for cyclists, including safe lock-up bike racks, showers and change rooms with some hair dryers and lockers.