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Celebrating Sustainability at the USU Enviro Week 2021

As the USU announces an amazing program for Enviro Week 2021, including a panel of SEI experts, we take a look at some of the faces behind the University’s Sustainability Strategy.

Solar Panels on Chau Chak Wing Museum Roof, University of Sydney. Photo by Tracey Ho
Solar Panels on Chau Chak Wing Museum Roof, University of Sydney. Photo by Tracey Ho

USU Enviro Week 2021 (April 20-22)

The University of Sydney Union has announced an amazing lineup for Enviro Week 2021, which runs from April 20-22. Three huge days will feature a range of sustainability-focussed events, including a Pedal Power Outdoor Cinema, BYO Cup to Campus Free Coffee Day, Courtyard Goes Meat Free, EnviroMarket and Sustainability Hub on Eastern Ave and more.

See the full line up and get involved here

SEI PANEL: Changing the Food System From Within (April 20)

The SEI is thrilled to join in the celebrations with an evening soirée on April 20 in the Holme Building. We are welcoming a panel of change-makers including the USU’s Ben Pinney, Colombo Social co-founder Shaun Christie-David, and FoodLab’s Kate Johnston, Jamie Loveday and  Alana Mann, who will discuss food insecurity and how organisations are tackling this unjust system. The discussion will be followed by unique Indigenous locally sourced canapés.

More info and registrations

Celebrating the Sustainability Strategy

Part of the festivities will include celebrating the University’s transition to a more environmentally-friendly campus, thanks to our new Sustainability Strategy.

The Strategy, which was launched last year, marks a long-term commitment to a sustainable future by bringing innovation into practice alongside the world-class sustainability research and teaching that is already underway on campus, through the lens of Caring for Country

Many passionate stakeholders within the University who are devoted to researching and challenging the climate emergency have contributed to developing this vision, under the careful orchestration of SEI’s Director David Schlosberg and Research Lead Lisa Heinze.

As a multidisciplinary initiative, the Sydney Environment Institute’s mission has long been focussed on bringing researchers together from across campus to design transformative solutions for the numerous environmental crises we face today. This attitude has been crucial for the development of the Sustainability Strategy. In this short video, David and Lisa introduce the story behind the Strategy and describe its path to completion.

Developing the Strategy: David Schlosberg and Lisa Heinze

This is the first in a series of videos featuring the faces behind the Sustainability Strategy, including researchers, students and staff. For more stories behind the Strategy, find the other videos in this series on our Youtube channel:

Video Series: Stories of the Sustainability Strategy