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Earth Matters Climate Change Forum

Posted in Events by Kate Archdeacon on June 26th, 2009

Source: Melbourne School of Land and Environment, Newsletter #16

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Saturday August 8th 12.45pm-5.30pm

The Earth Matters Climate Change Forum will run again this year in Ballarat.  The Forum will provide expert knowledge and information for the Ballarat community to take personal action on dealing with Climate Change impacts – such as changing weather patterns, rising energy and living costs and reduced rainfall. Tickets are now available.

Speakers and topics:

  • Dr Kathleen McInnes. Principal Research Scientist. CSIRO Marine & Atmospheric Research Climate change and rising seas – past, present and future
  • Mr David Spratt. Author and climate-policy analyst, and co-founder of Carbon Equity  Do we face a climate emergency?
  • Dr Mark Diesendorf. Senior Lecturer, Institute of Environmental Studies, University of NSW How citizens acting together can save the planet
  • Dr Richard Denniss. Author and Executive Director of The Australia Institute Consumerism and climate change: where to from here?

Information stands at the Forum will provide simple tools and ideas for making changes at home and for taking community action to deal with Climate Change impacts.

Event details:

Tickets are essential and can be purchased by calling 5338 0980
Adults $15 Students and concession $10
Saturday August 8th 12.45pm-5.30pm (information booths open from 12noon)
Wendouree Centre for Performing Arts, Howitt St, Ballarat

The event is hosted by Earth Matters, a partnership between local climate action group BREAZE, The Courier and The University of Ballarat.

Source: Melbourne School of Land and Environment, Newsletter #16

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