The Committee will ensure that Flinders University sets a strong example of regenerative action and community building. It will strive to achieve a community that is capable of living a healthy and equitable life in harmony with nature and to share this with the local region.
Climate change means that our world is undergoing a huge transformation and Flinders University has the opportunity to take an instrumental role in steering our staff and students as well as the local community to a future of abundance and peace. Using the regenerative design principles of Permaculture, Flinders can become unique in this regard by taking on a leadership role in sustainability and community building in Australia and around the world. With the support of the committee, the campus will be transformed piece by piece into a productive landscape that serves to increase biodiversity and resource abundance with students and staff working together for a productive future.
- To provide a forum and support for transforming the campus into a permaculture landscape one section at a time, at a minimum of one section (no defined size) per year.
- To promote responsible land care management and support rehabilitation projects on the campus and in the local region
- To promote the development of an environmentally and culturally safe space on campus.
- To promote the development of a health focused, herbal tea garden within the current community garden on campus.
- To promote the development of a not-for-profit Market Garden on campus.
- To support the development of a community garden in the biology department.
- To work with Yungorrendi to increase the presence of native bush foods and to develop ‘food trails’ on the campus.
- To enable the systems running Flinders University to become sustainable and regenerative.
- To support activity and campaigns in the community that contribute to a positive and sustainable future for future generations
- To support the development of a teaching garden on campus that will be able to teach the differences between sustainable and unsustainable agriculture.
- To have the mental, physical and spiritual health benefits of gardening recognised by the University.
- To establish a regular eco-centric, local producers market on campus.