Victorian first for Net Zero target

La Trobe University will become Victoria’s first zero-emissions University under an ambitious project announced today.

A $75 million initiative combining 20 separate projects will ensure La Trobe will have Net Zero emissions by 2029.

Vice-Chancellor Professor John Dewar said the University was committed to making real change for long-term benefit.

“La Trobe recognises the social, environmental and economic importance of reducing our carbon footprint. That’s why we have set an ambitious target to become the first University in Victoria to meet this important goal.

“Not only is reducing our carbon emissions the right thing to do, it also makes good economic and environmental sense. Rather than simply buy carbon credits, we’ve got a clear plan for action and we are making genuine, local changes to become more efficient and make a deliberate switch to renewables.

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