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Deakin signs the Talloires Declaration

What is it?vc speaking at the talloires event

The Talloires Declaration  is a ten-point action plan for incorporating sustainability and environmental literacy in teaching, research, operations and outreach in Universities all around the globe. It has been signed by over 350 universities in over 40 countries, with Deakin the most recent official signatory.

Missed the launch? 

You can watch the video-recording of the event in the comfort of your own workstation or from home and find out what each of the guest speakers had to say about Sustainability Vision 2020 at Deakin University.  

Part 1 (15:29) Vice Chancellor Jane den Hollander: Official opening of event including signing of Talloires Declaration and Vision for Sustainability at Deakin University.

Part 2 (10:36) Associate Professor Geoff Wescott: Discussion around World Environment Day, the Talloires Declaration and practical action for Sustainability at Deakin University.

Part 3 (9:54) Ms Janine McBurnie: Discussion around Education for Sustainability and integration of Sustainability into the teaching and learning programs at Deakin University.

Part 4 (15:07) Mr Anthony Rendall: Honours student Anthony Rendall discusses his experiences with Sustainability at Deakin, including activities of the Deakin EnviroClub.

Part 5 (2:31) Mr Kean Selway: Closing of event and where to from here.

Our commitment

As an institution of higher education concerned about the state of the world environment and the advancement of sustainable development, we shall strive to promote actions that will achieve a sustainable future. We endorse the Talloires Declaration and agree to support environmental citizenship at all levels including senior managers, administrators, faculty, staff, and students. Together we shall endeavor to advance global environmental literacy and sustainable development by implementing the ten-point action plan of the Talloires Declaration.

For more information visit the Talloires website

Deakin University acknowledges the traditional land owners of present campus sites.

15th August 2012