Greenhouse Gas Emissions Performance
What are our major emission sources?
- Direct emissions (scope 1) - emissions from directly burning fuels such as fleet vehicles or backup generators
- Gas consumption (99%)
- Cars on campus (1%)
- Electricity consumption (100%)
- Air travel (50%)
- Waste (16%)
- Electricity and gas (35%)
The Annual Emissions Performance graph shows our annual greenhouse gas emissions for the years 2010 to 2019.
How can you help La Trobe reduce its emissions?
Gas and electricity consumption
- Switch off lights, fans and air conditioning when not required
- Switch off computers and monitors at the end of the day
- Report faulty lights or electrical equipment to Infrastructure and Operations
- Travel to Uni by public transport, walk or ride
- Carpool with other students or staff
- Use video conferencing facilities to reduce travel needs
- Carry your own cup, water bottle and lunch container and say no to unnecessary packaging
- Sort recycling into the correct bins including organics
- Buy items in bulk and avoid single-use packaging
- Only print when it's necessary
How can you reduce your impact at home?
Your impact really depends on your habits and will vary from person to person
- Do you fly frequently and overseas?
- Do you eat meat?
- Do you drive a car regularly?
- Do you have renewable electricity
- Turn off devices when not required by the wall, especially televisions
- Replacing old lamps with LEDs
- Reduce air travel where possible
- Reduce driving by riding, walking or taking public transport
- Eat mostly a plant-based diet (zero or little meat)
- Buy clothes second hands
- Purchase renewable energy from your energy retailer and consume goods from companies who also do so
- Plants trees and a garden where possible
- Purchasing reputable carbon offsets such as Australian biodiverse reforestation projects
For more tips at home visit the Sustainability Victoria website.