Sustainable Earth 2016 Forum (#EarthForum16) will take place at Plymouth University on 23 and 24 June 2016.
Organised by the university’s Sustainable Earth Institute (formerly Institute for Sustainability Solutions Research ISSR), this global forum for connecting research with action will bring together researchers, businesses, community groups and individuals with the aim of sparking and encouraging collaborations for a sustainable Earth.
This forum will begin with a welcome by Professor Judith Petts (Vice-Chancellor, Plymouth University) and then an introduction by Chair Professor Iain Stewart (Director of the Sustainable Earth Institute, Plymouth University). Keynote speakers include:
- Sir Mark Walport (Government Chief Scientific Adviser in the UK)
- Wendy Darke (Founder of True to Nature Limited and former Head of the BBC Natural History Unit)
- Craig Bennett (CEO, Friends of the Earth)
- Anthony Hobley (CEO, Carbon Tracker)
The programme is structured around three sessions – each exploring three themes:
- Session 1: Health and Wellbeing, Biodiversity and Conservation, and Cities and Communities
- Session 2: Water, Energy, and Responsible Consumption and Production
- Session 3: Climate Change, Resources and Education
The theme ‘Education’ under Session 3 will feature Professor Stephen Sterling (Professor of Sustainability Education, Plymouth University).
At this forum, delegates will enjoy the opportunity of taking part in a variety of reflective activities ranging from a visit to a solar farm to a tour through the universe. They will also hear from leading organisations including Salvation Army, Environment Agency, Plymouth Energy Community, Westcountry Rivers Trust, Langage Farm, University of Iceland and Plymouth University.
The first day’s conference dinner will be followed by a talk by poet Matt Harvey on ‘The power of poetry for provoking participation in Sustainability’ and then evening musical delights by The Q-dettes.
Sustainable Earth 2016 Forum builds on five years of previous sustainability events held at Plymouth University.
The colourful world map graphic is from The Sustainable Earth Institute.
Sustainable Earth 2016 webpage | #EarthForum16 https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/research/institutes/sustainable-earth/sustainable-earth-2016
Plymouth University | The Sustainable Earth Institute https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/research/institutes/sustainable-earth
Plymouth University | Sustainability education – Centre for Sustainable Futures (CSF) https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/your-university/sustainability/sustainability-education
Plymouth University | Pedagogic Research Institute and Observatory (PedRIO) https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/research/institutes/pedagogic
Professor Iain Stewart (Director of the Sustainable Earth Institute, Plymouth University) https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/staff/iain-stewart
Professor Sir Mark Walport (Government Chief Scientific Adviser in the UK) https://www.gov.uk/government/people/mark-walport
Craig Bennett (CEO, Friends of the Earth) https://www.foe.co.uk/page/our-ceo-craig-bennett
Anthony Hobley (CEO, Carbon Tracker) http://www.carbontracker.org/staff/anthony-hobley/
Professor Stephen Sterling (Professor of Sustainability Education, Plymouth University) https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/staff/stephen-sterling
#AlienLETTER series | Sustainability education through storytelling-driven letter writing
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#AlienLETTER 2 | Earth could learn from Milky Way’s Galactic Convention on Successful Life https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/earth-could-learn-from-milky-ways-galactic-convention-jayawardena
#AlienLETTER 3 | Mother Nature is in charge but humanity can take control of her https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/mother-nature-charge-humanity-can-take-control-her-3-jayawardena
From The Sustainable University News website
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Complexity, Interdisciplinarity and Sustainable Prosperity shine at Food-Energy-Water-Environment Nexus Conference 2015 https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2015/12/07/complexity-interdisciplinarity-and-sustainable-prosperity-shine-at-food-energy-water-environment-nexus-conference-2015/
Sustainable Lifestyles conference | Good life of the good person is only possible in a good society, says Prof Jackson https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2014/06/09/sustainable-lifestyles-conference-good-life-of-the-good-person-is-only-possible-in-a-good-society-says-prof-jackson/
UCL Grand Challenges celebration | How does Civilisation get to 22nd century without collapse? asks Professor Price https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2014/10/21/ucl-grand-challenges-celebration-how-does-civilisation-get-to-22nd-century-without-collapse-asks-professor-price/
Higher Education Academy (HEA) awards National Teaching Fellowship to a pioneer in Sustainability Education https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2014/07/08/higher-education-academy-hea-awards-national-teaching-fellowship-to-a-pioneer-in-sustainability-education/
Plymouth tops People & Planet University League 2015 | Worcester and Manchester Met, second and third https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2015/01/20/plymouth-tops-people-planet-university-league-2015-worcester-and-manchester-met-second-and-third/
From The Sustainable University Library
Sustainability-oriented poetry | Ten unforgettable pieces from Byron to Tennyson https://librarysu.wordpress.com/2015/02/17/sustainability-oriented-poetry-ten-unforgettable-pieces-from-byron-to-tennyson/
A game of plates at ‘Growth vs. Earth’ Café | Who depends on whom? https://librarysu.wordpress.com/2015/01/30/a-game-of-plates-at-growth-vs-earth-cafe-who-depends-on-whom/
Can’t fit 7 billion into a six-bed (space) hotel? But we live as if we could….! https://librarysu.wordpress.com/2015/02/23/cant-fit-7-billion-into-a-six-bed-space-hotel-but-we-live-as-if-we-could/
Three BIG business leaders, one BIG concern | Can they all be wrong? https://librarysu.wordpress.com/2015/02/23/three-big-business-leaders-one-big-concern-can-they-all-be-wrong/
Sustainability-oriented quotes and sayings | Twenty gems from Native Americans to Einstein https://librarysu.wordpress.com/2015/02/17/sustainability-oriented-quotes-and-sayings-twenty-gems-from-native-americans-to-einstein/
Making sense of sustainability (or sustainable development) | A look at seven definitions https://librarysu.wordpress.com/2015/02/17/making-sense-of-sustainability-or-sustainable-development-a-look-at-seven-definitions/
‘A cylinder of oxygen, please!’ | Why we should be worrying about natural resources https://librarysu.wordpress.com/2015/02/17/a-cylinder-of-oxygen-please-why-we-should-be-worrying-about-natural-resources/
Surrey-coordinated SLRG | Nurturing sustainable living through research https://librarysu.wordpress.com/2015/02/23/surrey-coordinated-slrg-nurturing-sustainable-living-through-research/
The Sustainable University: Progress and prospects | Handbook to ‘the University of the Future’ https://librarysu.wordpress.com/2015/02/24/the-sustainable-university-progress-and-prospects-handbook-to-the-university-of-the-future/
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