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Sustainability in the Pub: Responsible Consumption & Production

Held on the 7th Aug 2019

at 6:45pm to

Add to Calendar 2019-08-07 18:45:00 2019-08-07 20:15:00 Australia/Sydney Sustainability in the Pub: Responsible Consumption & Production

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The United Nations set 17 “Sustainable Development Goals” as a blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. Come along to be led by some of Tasmania’s local thinkers in deliberating over what needs to happen today to achieve these goals by 2030.

In any given moment, there are 1 million plastic bags in use around the world. Each one has an average lifespan of 12 to 15 minutes before it is discarded. These and other single-use items – plastic cups, water bottles and food packaging – make up 89% of plastic litter identified on the floor of the ocean.

The focus of August's event is on the local impacts of plastic pollution and how we need to respond to waste reduction challenges as a community.

Led in conversation by Adjunct Professor Eleanor Casella, School of Humanities UTAS, we bring together three speakers followed by an open Q&A.

On the panel:

  • Dr Heidi Auman, Research Division UTAS, Science communicator, adjunct lecturer and biologist specialising in human impacts on seabirds
  • Dr Joanna Vince, School of Social Sciences UTAS, Senior Lecturer in the Politics and International Relations Program
  • Dr Tom Clemens, Paediatrician and co-chair of the Tasmanian Health Service's Green Health Tasmania Committee

Come to Sustainability in the Pub to discuss, deliberate, drink and decide how to make sure our future is a glass half full not half empty.