SLT's next E-Forum will be hosted on Tuesday September 26 from 6.30-7.30pm.
Speakers will focus on the all important topic of - Sustainability - What does it mean in 2023?
Dr Mark Diesendorf will challenge our views of ‘sustainability’ and expose the barriers to achieving it.
Dr Mark Diesendorf is Honorary Associate Professor in the Environment & Society Group, School of Humanities & Languages at UNSW Sydney and a member of the editorial board of the journal Global Sustainability. Originally a theoretical physicist, he broadened into interdisciplinary research in renewable energy, sustainability and ecological economics. From 1996 to 2001 he was Professor of Environmental Science and Founding Director of the Institute for Sustainable Futures at University of Technology Sydney. His most recent book, co-authored by Rod Taylor, is The Path to a Sustainable Civilisation: Technological, Socioeconomic and Political Change (Palgrave Macmillan, 2023).
Corey Peterson will look at the UN Sustainable Development Goals and how UTAS has worked with them.Corey Peterson has worked at the University of Tasmania since 2010 advancing from Sustainability Officer to Chief Sustainability Officer charged with advancing a holistic organisational sustainability agenda. He was on the University of Tasmania Governing Council from 2012-2020 and is the current President of Australasian Campuses Towards Sustainability (ACTS). He has also served on the Board of several community organisations, including Sustainable Living Tasmania for ten years (five as President), is a graduate of the Tasmanian Leaders Program and has joint Masters Degrees in Environmental Science and Public Administration. He also spent 16 years supporting science in Antarctica before immigrating to Tasmania.
Cameron McLennan will introduce the work on a sustainability strategy for Tasmania and explain how to contribute to it.Cameron McLennan is leading the work to develop Tasmania’s sustainability vision and strategy in the Department of Premier and Cabinet and was previously a member of the Secretariat supporting the Premier’s Economic and Social Recovery Advisory Council, which recommended the strategy as part of Tasmania’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. This work involves collaboration across all Government agencies, industry, academia, and the community. A key objective is to develop a vision and goals that reflect the values and aspirations of Tasmanians, which comes from community engagement throughout the project. He is concerned to influence the shift of mindset needed to tackle difficult sustainability challenges in government and in business.
RSVP to receive the ZOOM link a few days prior to the event
- September 26, 2023 at 6:30pm – 7:30pm
- 32 people are going