Wednesday 23 March 2016

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Law School Foyer Level 2, Sydney Law School University of Sydney


Be the change you want to see in the world

The highly-successful ‘Small Changes’ series continues in 2016 with a line-up of exciting new conversations, in association with Sydney Ideas. These events will share research on how we can make those small changes to our every day in order to save our environment. All events feature researchers from the University of Sydney alongside practitioners.

This year’s events will be hosted by Tina Perinotto, Publisher / Editor from The Fifth Estate

Tina Perinotto is managing editor, publisher and founder of The Fifth Estate, an on-line newspaper for green buildings and sustainable cities, established in 2009.

Under Tina’s guidance the publication has become essential reading for business people, investors, designers, consultants, government officials and politicians working towards a more sustainable the built environment.

She has also spoken and facilitated at a number of industry events. In November, Tina hosted a salon in London on climate bonds alongside Sean Kidney, CEO of the Climate Bonds Initiative, the UK Green Building Council and the Better Buildings Partnership. Attendees included Lloyds Bank and a representative of the UK Government’s urban regeneration finance unit.

Previous Tina worked as a senior writer at the AFR for six years and managing editor of Property Australia at the Property Council of Australia for six years.

She holds an economics degree from Monash University.

The 2016 Series

Coastal vulnerability to sea level rise
The complexities associated with rising sea levels and the decision-making being made at a municipal level

Abbas El-Zein, School of Civil Engineering, University of Sydney
Tayanah O’Donnell, Canberra University
Wednesday 23 March 6.00 – 7.30pm
Law School Foyer, Sydney Law School, Eastern Ave

Registration and more details

How to Talk About Climate Change Without Talking About Climate Change
Changing the frames of climate change

 Lisette Collins, PhD Candidate, University of Sydney
 Maria Taylor, Journalist & Author
Wednesday 13 April 6.00 – 7.30pm
Law School Foyer, Sydney Law School, Eastern Ave

Registration and more details

Plastic Water: The Social and Material Life of Bottled Water
A look into how bottles are impacting on tap water provision and the implications of accumulating plastic waste on environments and bodies.

Gay Hawkins, Western Sydney University
Kylie Yeend, Education, Engagement and Partnerships Manager, at Sydney Water
Kane Race, University of Sydney

Wednesday 18 May 6.00 – 7.30pm
Law School Foyer, Sydney Law School, Eastern Ave

Private Car Dependency Date: TBC
The links between private car use and the environmental and health crises