University of Adelaide: Empowering events at Sustainability Week

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The University of Adelaide’s 2022 Sustainability Week, which runs from Monday 22 August to Friday 26 August, is full of free events to foster positive discussions and practical sustainability on and off campus.

The week is a time of collaboration to empower the community. It includes events at North Terrace campus, the Adelaide Health and Medical Science building, Roseworthy campus, and other CBD locations. All events are open to the public.

“The theme for this year’s event is empowerment, which includes empowerment as a consumer, as a future professional or leader, and as a global citizen,” says Professor Andy Lowe, Director of the University of Adelaide’s Environment Institute.

Professor Michael Goodsite, Director of the University of Adelaide’s Institute for Sustainability, Energy and Resources (ISER), says: “To meet the challenge of achieving a sustainable future we are going to have to bring together and integrate expertise and innovation in every facet of our activity, every step of the way.”


“The theme for this year’s event is empowerment, which includes empowerment as a consumer, as a future professional or leader, and as a global citizen.”
Professor Andy Lowe, Director of the University of Adelaide’s Environment Institute.


There are more than 20 free events across the 5 days, including:

Panel discussion: Rewilding the Oceans
Join Professor Lowe and a panel of experts to discuss efforts to restore South Australia’s coastal ecosystems. This future for rewilding rests on combining science with technology, enabling public use with education and energising policy-making.
Details: Monday 22 August 5:30 – 7:00pm, UniBar, North Terrace campus. Register for a ticket .

Pints of Ideas: Youth Agency on Sustainability
In a world so deeply damaged, is sustainability relevant? What power do individuals have to enact change? How can communities evolve to be resilient and adaptive to the climate crisis? Sit back, have a drink, and join the conversation with a panel of guest speakers from the UN Youth Australia Association and University of Adelaide Alumni.
Details: Tuesday 23 August 1:00 – 2:00pm, UniBar, North Terrace campus. Register for a ticket.

Transitions to Low Emissions Q&A Panel
What does the transition to a low emissions future look like? Join Professor Goodsite and a panel of experts as they explore and address empowerment, diversity, and inclusion in the space of sustainability. This event is a collaboration between Women in STEM Society Adelaide University (WISTEM), Adelaide Sustainability Association (ASA), and the University of Adelaide’s Institute for Sustainability, Energy and Resources (ISER).
Details: Friday 26 August 10:00 – 11:00am. Co-Op, Hub Central Level 4. North Terrace campus. No registration required.
Other events include film screenings, a cooking class, nest-building, plogging, mending and making workshops, morning teas, and more. All events are free, with some requiring registrations.

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