Australian Harbour International College
The purpose of the sustainability policy is to develop
Boosting a culture of sustainability
Reducing the College’s ecological footprint;
Incorporate principles and understanding of
sustainability into teaching, student learning, research, consultancy and
Incorporate sustainability performance alongside
other key performance indicators of the organization;
Employing life cycle management approaches; and
Raising awareness among stakeholders.
Planning Sustainability Policy
Initiatives led to a dialogue with key stakeholders and exchanging views and expectations on NSW
department of education, processes and the future development in massive open
online courses (MOOC) and virtual reality in classroom. The methods of involving
different stakeholder groups in MOOC included general information to
stakeholders about MOOC, targeted information on a Web site, analysis of
stakeholder opinions on department of education and MOOC and development of a
draft stakeholder policy.
First steps were taken to
organize processes to consolidate the legitimacy of MOOC and its products and
encourage the representation of interests, thus contributing to promoting the
utilization of department of education in national/regional policy making. A
stakeholder Web site, analyses of stakeholder opinions on department of education and
MOOC in a discussion topic catalog, and a draft stakeholder policy resulted
from the work.
Scope of policy
This policy applies to all activities of the college,
to its students, staff and other members of the community as well as includes
environmental and economic aspects. This policy will meet the relevant
legislative and also will follow guidelines and approaches such as the Global Reporting Initiative ecological foot print and
Greenhouse Challenge Plus.
material and avoid in the use of paper wherever possible for instance sending
invoices and quotes through email.
Replace most light
bulbs with low energy light like LED’s or CFL’s and use natural light at
Switch off all the
electronic device after completing work.
waste paper (from the printer) where possible, making use of the blank side for
products with a lower environmental impact. For example, environmentally safe
soaps and detergents.
unnecessary travel by making use of instant messaging, video and audio conferencing,
telephone and email.
committed to improving the sustainability performance of the organization
through promoting a culture of sustainability, managing our operations in a
manner that minimizes our environmental and social impacts and enabling the
integration of sustainability principles and practices into teaching and
learning, research and community engagement.
university will meet this commitment by:
Ensuring sustainability is reflected in college’s
Developing an annual Sustainability Reporting
Developing education for sustainability through
utilizing the college’s research, curriculum and administrative practice to enhance
Incorporating the principles of Ecologically
Sustainable Design (ESD) into all capital and infrastructure projects.
Providing training and support for staff to
adopt sustainability principles and practices to achieve sustainable behavior
change in the workplace.
Undertaking research which will develop and
strengthen regional partnerships that address sustainable development.
Building capacity in the community by producing
graduates who are sustainability literate through their experience at the
Partnering with the community to respond to the
regional needs for a sustainable future and provide leadership in our region.
The Sustainability Policy will be
implemented and communicated in the following ways:
Presentation to Vice
Email to all staff
to be held with Sustainability Champions network.
presentations to key stakeholders.
Sustainability @ college website.
Protection Act 1970.
Requirements, Report on Environmental Performance.
policies such as equal employment opportunity, OHS and equity and diversity
practices of sustainability management relevant to the industry
Available tools and techniques of sustainability