The University of Newcastle (UON) Landcare group, Tom Farrell Institute and Conservation Volunteers Australia hosted a UON Landcare campus day meeting on 23 March 2017. Volunteers met at Warabrook train station, University of Newcastle, Callaghan campus at 10am and conducted in weeding and bush regeneration activities in the Riparian zone adjacent to No. 5 Oval on Bowinbah Creek. This work helped to support the previous UON Landcare works and to promote the image of the university as a natural bushland campus. The team of volunteers, including members of NUSEC and Wallsend Landcare, were also assisted by the Community Environment Network (CEN) Bush Regen group who gave some great advice on how to approach some of the weeds there.
How to Create a Sustainable Future
Griffith Duncan Theatre (Located within Hunter Building, Callaghan Campus)
Tuesday, 14 March 2017 from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Speaker: Dr Mitchell Thomashow, Author and Sustainability Catalyst Fellow at Philanthropy Northwest in Seattle, Washington
Topic: How to Create a Sustainable Future
How do we think constructively and creatively about environmental thinking, outlining the challenges we face and the solutions we need?
Global environmental challenges impact all aspects of our lives, both in our local communities and in places near and far. They are directly connected to urgent issues such as global refugees, social and economic justice, and world peace. How we think about these issues is dramatically influenced by social media, internet communications, the future of education, and the future of work.
Professor Mitchell Thomashow will provide a guide for how to think constructively and creatively about these trends. He will explore new directions in environmental thinking, outlining the challenges we face and the solutions we need.
Professor Thomashow is the author of three influential books, Ecological Identity,Bringing the Biosphere Home, and The Nine Elements of a Sustainable Future. He is a former university president (Unity College in Maine, USA), where he initiated many unique sustainability initiatives. He speaks and consults throughout North America on issues related to sustainability, education, and environment.
How do you think constructively and creatively about sustainability? 1233 ABC Newcastle
Dr Mitchell Thomashow talks with Paul Bevan March 14, 2017.