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Each of Deakin University’s Campuses provides biodiversity assets with each having landscaped areas with scattered vegetation for habitat, as well as their own unique assets, such as streams or forests. Deakin’s vision is to conserve and continually improve existing biodiversity values including the enhancement of native vegetation cover, on each Campus, while creating a convivial natural environment for study, transport and recreation.
National Tree Day
Every year, Deakin University staff, students and external parties plant trees in celebration of National Tree Day. The tree planting days are held across a number of Deakin’s campuses each year. Tree planting days were held at the Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus, the Melbourne Burwood Campus, and at the Warrnambool Campus in August 2011. Tree planting days are free events and anyone can get involved. Join us for Tree Planting Day in 2012! Visit the 2012 National Tree Planting Day webpage for more information.
What animal is that?
The University is developing Biodiversity Action Plans for each Campus. Part of this includes describing the plants and animals that need to be protected. You can help the University to compile a record of our biodiversity and at the same time go into draw to win some great prizes! For more information visit the following webpage.
Biodiversity at Deakin’s Geelong Waterfront Campus.
One of the key activities used to increase biodiversity and biodiversity awareness at Deakin are tree planting days. However, this is not practical at the Geelong Waterfront Campus, due to the location and limited space. The University is therefore considering other options. For more information visit the following webpage.
Community Biodiversity Forum: Biodiversity in my backyard
The Office for Sustainability, together with Blackburn Lake Environmental Education Park (BLEEP) and Greenlink Box Hill organsied a community biodiversity forum on Monday 20 June 2011 to raise awareness about the value of biodiversity, including local solutions to increase biodiversity in your backyard. 'Backyard' in this context referrs to a private residential property, nature strip, school, local park or bushland. Copies of the presentation can be found on the following webpage.