Rory Spence Lecture Theatre, Inveresk CampusSummary:
Hear from Tasmanian locals about the effects of climate change
- Mr Andrew Pitt
- Mr Toby Thorpe
- Mr Nick Towle
- Mr Rob McCreath
- Ms Emma Williams
Join us for a night of conversation as we explore how different facets of our community are thinking about and responding to climate change.
Community speakers will include:
Mr Andrew Pitt (MC)
Andrew Pitt runs family businesses including Neil Pitt’s Menswear and accommodation and commercial property
Mr Toby Thorpe
Toby Thorpe is EfSTas' Youth Facilitator, an aspiring environmental activist and advocate for action on climate change and sustainability.
Mr Nick Towle
Nick Towle has a professional background in medicine with further qualifications in teaching and learning. He has a passion for systems thinking and is actively engaged in teaching Permaculture design.
Mr Rob McCreath
Rob McCreath, together with Sally, farms pasture-fed angus beef in the Meander Valley
Ms Emma Williams
Emma Williams is the Sustainability Officer for City of Launceston
The purpose of Global Climate Change Week (14-18 October 2019) is to encourage academic staff, students and the wider community to reflect on the implications of climate change for their region.
As a participant in this global event, the University of Tasmania's Global Climate Change Organising Committee aims to:
- Raise awareness of the challenges and opportunities presented by climate change within the kanamaluka/Tamar Estuary region
- provide a public forum where these challenges and opportunities are discussed to start collaborative planning for a sustainable future.