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    Events and resources associated with the global climate strike (20 Sept)

    In the week leading up to the global climate strike, the UTS community will be showcasing what is being done to analyse and to respond to the threat to global climate. As the Vice-Chancellor flagged in the 20 August staff notice, there are a series of events taking place leading up to Friday, 20 September. Staff and students have been asked to contact to contribute and provide offers of support, and there has been a strong response, especially for Event 4.

     Event 1

    Global Climate Strike: What, Why, How?

    A forum for UTS staff on the climate emergency, green jobs, a just transition to renewable energy, and how to get involved.

    Hosted by the National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU), students and guests welcome.

    Date: Thursday 12 September 

    Venue: Building 1, level 4, room 006 

    Time: 12 noon – 1.30 pm

    Event 2

    We Stand With You – workshops

    Do you support the student climate strike but can’t attend? No problems, come to this workshop and decorate a cardboard footprint (using recycled materials of course) and we’ll place all the footprints on Alumni Green on the day of the rally as a show of support.

     Date: Monday 16 – Thursday 19 September 

    Venue: Building 1, level 3 Concourse 

    Time: 11 am – 3 pm daily

    No need to book, simply turn up

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    EVENT 3

    Emergency response: climate change and the future – In conversation with Bob Carr, Mara Bun, Dani Alexander, and other special guests

    In the run up to the climate strike, take part in the conversation in what promises to be a captivating dialogue between leaders in the field of climate change, the future and resilience. How can the Australian and global community respond to the climate emergency, what can you do as citizens, as individuals? What can business and government do?

    UTS4Climate presents The Hon Bob Carr, UTS Industry Professor of Climate and Business, in conversation with Mara Bun (Businesswoman, Executive and President, Australian Conservation Foundation), Dani Alexander (Research Principal – Clean Energy, Institute of Sustainable Futures), and other special guests.

    Date: Tuesday, 17 September

    Venue: UTS Central (Building 2), Foyer, corner of Broadway and Jones Street, Ultimo

    Time: 6pm – 7.30pm

     For tickets, please use the Humanitix link below 


    EVENT 4

    UTS for Climate: Sharing climate responses

    In the week leading up to the global climate strike, the UTS community will be showcasing what is being done to analyse and to respond to the climate emergency. From cutting edge research on energy solutions and coral bleaching, through to clean energy solutions to power the campus, as well as innovation and teaching and learning, there is a lot being done that can inform the debate and even inspire hope that a different future is possible. Come along for this lunchtime event and see the 'three minute thesis' style presentations on UTS initiatives that are addressing or responding to the threat of climate change.

    Date: Thursday, 19 September

    Venue: UTS - Room CB11.00.401

    Time: 12.30pm-1.30pm

     For tickets, please use the Humanitix link below

    Event 5

    Climate Change, health and resilience in the Pacific

    Please join the WHO Collaborating Centre for Nursing, Midwifery & Health Development and the Institute for Sustainable Futures at UTS for an informal reception to welcome our colleagues and Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officers from the Pacific, as part of the State of the World’s Nursing Report Skills Development Training Program and data collection. The reception will also showcase our research in supporting Pacific Island Countries to build their resilience to climate change.

    Date: Thursday 19 September 

    Venue: Aerial Function Centre 

    Time: 4.30 – 6 pm

    Enquiries: Tasnuva Tisha 9514 3023 or Anna Gero 9514 4950

    Event 6

    We Stand with you – coffee cart

    On the day of the Student Strike there will be a coffee cart on Alumni green serving free hot drinks. Drop by and see your decorated feet in action.

    Date: Friday 20 September

    Venue: Alumni Green (wet weather option is CB02 foyer)

    Time: 8am  – 9.30 am

    No need to book, simply turn up

    Event 7

    UTS Climate Rally

    UTS students and staff will rally out the front of the main UTS tower building to hear speakers, before setting off to march to the Domain.

    Date: Friday 20 September 

    Venue: Building 1 Concourse 

    Time: 10 – 11 am

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    Event 8

    Student Climate Strike

    The main event – the Student Climate Strike! Students and their adult friends, family and supporters will be striking and marching all over the world. Sydney Uni students will march down Broadway to be joined by the UTS contingent, who together will walk to the Domain where they will be joined by thousands more. Around the globe millions of people from more than 150 countries will gather, demanding real action on climate change now. 

    Date: Friday 20 September 

    Time: set off from UTS at 11 am to march to the Domain, arriving at 12 noon. 

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    Event 9

    “2040” proposed film screening , in conjunction with UTS Student Enviro Collective

    2040 is a hybrid feature documentary that looks to the future, but is vitally important NOW! Award-winning director Damon Gameau (That Sugar Film) embarks on journey to explore what the future could look like by the year 2040 if we simply embraced the best solutions already available to us to improve our planet and shifted them rapidly into the mainstream. Structured as a visual letter to his 4-year-old daughter, Damon blends traditional documentary with dramatised sequences and high-end visual effects to create a vision board of how these solutions could regenerate the world for future generations.


    Date: October TBC 

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