We respectfully acknowledge the past and present traditional custodians of this land on which we are meeting, the Noongar elders and... more » people.
The original inhabitants of the Joondalup area were the Oor-dal-kalla people, the family group of Yellagonga, a prominent Aboriginal elder highly regarded in Noongar culture. It is from the Oor-dal-kalla people that Joondalup derives its name. The Noongar word is Doondalup and it means ‘the lake that glistens’.
ECU Sustainability Initiatives
- Sustainability Initiatives to Enhance Participation of Staff and Students
Leadership through specialist Sustainability and Development staff, green officers and staff teams to explore sustainability concerns and take positive action by staff and students. Organising staff and student development programs and workshops. Enhancing communication of sustainability issues through the Web and by email. Seeking a positive consensus from the campus community for sustainability.
- Sustainability and Facilities and Services Management
Developing strategies to reduce campus running costs and reducing the impact of on-campus activities on campus environments: target areas include waste reduction, energy conservation and the introduction of technologies to enhance sustainability. Reducing greenhouse gas emissions, e.g., through improved staff and student travel and transport practices. Providing students and staff with a safe and healthy study and working environment.
- Sustainability and Health and Fitness Programs
Implementing programs designed to sustain good health and fitness amongst staff and students, and programs targeting community health and fitness. Developing health and fitness programs that attract community participation. Promoting holistic approaches to understanding health and lifestyle issues, including disease prevention and management. Encouraging research into health and fitness issues.
- Sustainability and Engagement
Engaging with local and wider communities through community programs, research projects and participating on local and national committees. Including individuals from local communities in university activities, thereby ensuring that ECU is recognised for its range and quality of its engagement activities. Promoting ECU as a community leader and exemplar in its application of sustainability principles less «