Global Climate Change Week runs from 15 – 21 October with many events on campus. How can you make a difference and learn more?
Global Climate Change Week runs from 15-21 October and this year’s theme is How we are addressing climate change and what next?
Global Climate Change Week aims to encourage academic communities – including academics, students, and non-academic staff at universities – in all disciplines and countries to engage with each other, their communities, and policy makers on climate change action and solutions.
The activities kick off on Monday, 15 October, with a lunchtime discussion panel hosted by the Climate Change Research Centre and an afternoon open forum targeting professional and technical staff. On Tuesday, you can join a free bus-ride and site tour of a Sydney-based sustainable business that UNSW staff works closely with. Midweek, there is a Ride2Work day and free breakfast, supported by Wellbeing and Sustainability. Over the week, expert discussions will be held by UNSW Business School, Arts and Social Sciences and Built Environment.
Student-led activities arranged by ARC will include a sustainability volunteer fair, a coffee cup recycling product launch, lunch time conversation events and more.
Over the last few years, UNSW Business School has been coordinating events across campus which have included panel discussions, film events and student-led forums that has brought together leading activists and researchers. This year, Louise Fitzgerald PRME Co-ordinator at the Business School and one of the key organisers, is enthused by the increased interest in the scheduled activities:
“The week brings the entire university community together, academic, professional and technical staff, students and wider community to share in presentations, conversations, lunchtime and launch events about addressing climate change, which is for many of us the most serious threat facing our planet. After putting a call out on Yammer to gather support, I was greatly encouraged by the responses from staff across various faculties wanting to get involved.”
The schedule is still expanding, so a full list and registration details will be available on our Events page very soon.
If you would like any more information about any of the events, or have your own idea for an event, contact Business School PRME Co-ordinator, Louise Fitzgerald, at L.firstname.lastname@example.org.