Saint John Craft Beer Bar, 133 St John Street, LauncestonSummary:
Conversations distilling future wicked problems on our island one Sustainable Development Goal at a time.
- Associate Professor Fred Gale
- Meghan Bond
- Andrew Pitt
- Zeik Devereaux-McLean
- Chloe McCann
The United Nations set 17 “Sustainable Development Goals” as a blueprint to achieve a better, more sustainable future for all. Come along to Sustainability in the Pub to be led by some of Tasmania’s local thinkers in deliberating over what needs to happen today to achieve these goals by 2030.
As part of Global Climate Change Week, this month’s Sustainability in the Pub asks invited speakers to reflect on the relationship between Climate Action and Climate Activism.
How many people does it take to start change? From individual action to public protest and everything in between, when we seek to bring about social and political change, activism comes in many different forms.
Some choose to eat less meat, ride to work, grow their own vegetables or install solar panels. Some engage in the public realm by letter-writing, signing petitions, and voting for candidates with a strong climate position in local, state and national elections. For others it is important to take more direct action by raising public awareness and placing pressure on governments and decision-makers through marches and school strikes, or sit-ins and blockades.
Led in conversation by Associate Professor Fred Gale, we bring together speakers offering their personal perspectives on what activism means to them, followed by an audience Q&A.
On the panel:
- Meghan Bond PhD, researcher & farmer
- Andrew Pitt, Institute for the Study of Social Change UTAS
- Zeik Devereaux-McLean, 5th year student, College of Health & Medicine UTAS + Doctors for the Environment Australia member
- Chloe McCann, Year 11 student, Tasmanian organiser for Global Strike for Climate + Australian Youth Climate Coalition member
You’re invited 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.