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Sustainability Week at the University of Melbourne

Posted in Events by Kate Archdeacon on March 24th, 2010

The Sustainability Week program provides a week of lectures, workshops & activities, including a Sustainability Fair that will showcase a range of new and emerging NGOs and innovative social and ethical enterprises. A central part of the week will be a series of three public lectures based around the major aspects of sustainability: the social, ecological and economic. Sustainability Week aims to provide students with an opportunity to learn more about sustainability and how they can take action in their own lifestyle and in the broader community. Organised by the Sustainability Collective to promote and enhance awareness of a global ethical sustainability, Sustainability Week aims to educate and inspire students, staff and the broader public to adopt sustainable ideas and practices.

Social. Simplicity, Equity & Action for Humanity

Wednesday 24th March – 1:00pm – 2:15pm
Basement Lecture Theatre, The Spot – Economics and Commerce Building

Facilitated by Jess Fritz – CEO, Victorian Council of Social Services
Samuel Alexander, (Phd Law) – Editor, Voluntary Simplicity: The Poetic Alternative to Consumer Culture
Peter Singer – Laureate Professor, Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics – The Life You Can Save – Acting Now to End World Poverty
Rebecca McNaught – Red Cross / Red Crescent – Climate Centre

Economy. Design, Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Thursday 25th March – 2:30pm – 4:00pm
Lecture Theatre D, Old Arts Building

Monique Conheady, CEO – FlexiCar
Leyla Acaroglu, Director Eco Innovators Pty Ltd
Dominique Hess – Lecturer – Sustainable Architecture, Building and Planning
Visit the Sustainability Collective to see the full week program.

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