Creating a Sustainable Future for RMIT

Sustainability Department

Welcome to the Sustainability Department

The Sustainability Department is here to provide a voice on environmental issues throughout the Student Union and the larger RMIT community. We run regular events throughout the year that promote and help students in living a budget-friendly sustainable lifestyle, as well as advocating to the university on promoting sustainable campuses.

Helping our goal of promoting an environmentally-friendly university is Realfoods. Realfoods is our on-campus café that provides delicious, food, which is sustainable, healthy, and affordable. All day-to-day running of Realfoods cafes is done by dedicated volunteers, so if you’re passionate about sustainable eating and would love the opportunity to make friends and get some on-hands training head to RUSU’s volunteer page and apply. To get more info and stay updated on Realfoods, follow them on Facebook.

RUSU is dedicated to reducing the university’s environmental footprint, and if you are as well then consider getting involved in the Sustainability Collective. The Sustainability Collective is for like-minded students that keen on sharing ideas, learning about environmental issues, and making RUSU aware of any environmentally focused issues on campus. Contact for info on how to get involved and when our next meeting is.

RUSU Sustainable September

Keep your eyes open for weekly competitions, coming all this month, where you can win some incredible sustainability prizes! Enter on Facebook.


Share your go-to vegetarian, vegan or zero-waste meal recipes (and a photo of it if you have one!). First prize is a Plant-based hamper, featuring the ‘Veganomicon’ Cookbook, a vegetable spiraliser, nut milk bag, bush tomato chutney & a bamboo spoon. 10 runners-up will each receive a bush tomato chutney & a bamboo spoon. Competition closes Friday 10 September at 12 Noon, and will be drawn on that day. Winners will be contacted for their address so we can mail their prize.
PDF: Terms & Conditions

RUSU Grow Team

The RUSU Grow Team helps to care for the RUSU Edible Gardens that are situated in Alumni Courtyard and at the Bundoora Campus. Join the Grow Team now to learn some amazing new gardening skills, meet other students who are interested in horticulture and sustainability, and collaborate with others on a wide range of environmental issues. Register your interest now by completing the RUSU Grow Team sign-up form!


Peiji Zhou

Sustainability Officer