Preservation of Bushland at Edith Cowan University
- Professor Kerry O. Cox (ECU Vice Chancellor)
Edith Cowan University management have no plans to maintain the majority of bushland areas on the university grounds. It is likely that these areas will be flattened for future development.
Why is this important?
- ECU campuses are known for their iconic Australian bushland surroundings.
- There are currently no intentions to preserve extensive areas of existing bushland at ECU Joondalup campus.
- Urbanisation is a major contributing factor toward climate change, clearing native bushland areas will promote an environmentally irresponsible image for ECU in this respect.
- The bushland areas support a range of native wildlife.
- The surrounding bushland at ECU provide a positive and relaxing learning environment for students.
- These areas are valued by the community outside of ECU.
Ensure the continued existence of bushland areas at all Edith Cowan University campuses by signing the online petition for protected Edith Cowan University bushland areas.
We, the undersigned, wish to express our concern for the future of bushland areas within all Edith Cowan University campuses.
We believe that the continued maintenance of bushland areas within Edith Cowan University is important in supporting native wildlife as well as providing a positive learning and working environment for staff and students.
Negative social impacts may result from the removal of native bushland by creating a less aesthetically pleasing environment and thereby lowering Edith Cowan University's image as an organisation committed to sustainability.
For these reasons we request that the maintenance of current bushland areas be guaranteed on Edith Cowan University campuses, with future development occurring in already cleared areas.
The Preservation of Bushland at Edith Cowan University petition to Professor Kerry O. Cox (ECU Vice Chancellor) was written by The University Sustainability Society and is in the category Environment at GoPetition.