Victorian Schools Visit Fuji Xerox Australia to Learn About Sustainability
In September 2015, Fuji Xerox Australia hosted a group of School Students for a day of learning and fun on the subject of sustainability. The 5 year 10-12 students and 6 teachers, all from Victorian Private Schools, spent a day in Sydney with the Fuji Xerox Australia team to learn how we put sustainability into action in our workplace. They then used this learning to come-up with strategies for how they can improve sustainability practices in their School or Community.
The Eco Manufacturing centre is a state-of-the-art engineering facility for the remanufacture of parts and sub-assemblies removed from equipment during service. The centre opened in 2000 and won one of the world’s highest honours, election to the UN 500 Roll of Honour for environmental leadership.
Students arrived at our Eco Manufacturing facility at Rosehill and were provided with a tour of the where they learnt about how Fuji Xerox Australia puts into practice the principles of reduce, reuse and recycle in our workplace. The students and teachers had the opportunity to interact with our sustainability experts and ask questions about our processes and practices.
Design Thinking Workshop
Following their tour of our Eco Manufacturing facility, students were taken to our epicentre innovation facility at Australian Technology Park to continue their sustainability journey. Following a short tour of our facility, students then participated in a workshop, utilising design thinking principles, to come-up with solutions to a current sustainability problem at their School. Students and teachers worked together to brainstorm ideas and come-up with creative solutions which they could go back and implement in their school.
At the conclusion of the workshop, each student and teacher took a pledge to improve sustainability practices in their School.
Teachers and Students rated the day highly agreeing it was a truly beneficial experience for everyone involved.