21 November 2012 — The University of Queensland’s Sustainable Management Alliance in Research and Teaching program has received an award for Outstanding Excellence in Collaboration. The award was presented at the Business Higher Education Round Table Awards. The team was recognised for their efforts connecting industry, government and community groups with UQ experts and students to address business sustainability issues.
The award was presented to the SMART group, its students and leading industry partners including Billabong International, LCR Group, Groundworks, Low Carbon Australia, carbonjobs, Virgin Australia and the Queensland Murray Darling Committee. Projects, Partnerships and Training general manager Adrian Ward said that since SMART’s inception, students had identified over 100 million tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions, over 10 million tonnes of potential verifiable carbon offset emissions and over 5 million tonnes of potential Green House Gas emission reductions for SMART’s industry partners.