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OCTOBER 2021 EDITION
WHAT IS THE FUTURE OF SUSTAINABILITY?
As we race toward 2030, you'd be forgiven for wondering - we are moving fast enough to create the just, resilient and sustainable world envisioned by the Sustainable Development Goals? Or perhaps you're concerned about how we will meet the targets set to avert the worst of the social, climate and biodiversity crises facing the planet? And if we do meet targets, ultimately will it be enough?

All these questions, and more, lead us to the theme of our upcoming live panel discussion... what is the future of sustainability? ACTS is excited to present this new virtual event with a brilliant panel of guest speakers to share their thoughts on this big question! 
 
THE FUTURE OF SUSTAINABILITY PANEL
Join us on the 16th November 2021, starting at 12pm AEST | 2pm NZST for this thought provoking discussion. Following the panel, we'll be hosting a networking world cafe session, which will be a fantastic opportunity to connect with peers, colleagues, and meet new people from across the ACTS sustainability network!
ORGANISATIONAL PASSES NOW AVAILABLE

An organisational pass provides unlimited free access to The Future of Sustainability + Networking Event for all your employees, or all staff and students from your institution. ACTS Members can access an organisational pass for just $500AUD.

General Admission tickets will be available soon.  
REGISTER FOR AN ORGANISATIONAL PASS
JOIN OUR NEXT MEMBER ROUNDTABLE
TRANSPORT & TRAVEL: 1ST DECEMBER 11.00AM - 12.30PM AEST
In our last ACTS Member Roundtable for this year, we will focus on efforts members are making to avoid or minimise the adverse effects from campus related transport and travel. This will include actions to protect the environment, prevent the depletion of natural resources, reduce carbon emissions (especially through flying related travel) and consider social justice, community health and economic development.  

We are currently inviting members in this space to register as active participants to share institutional action and challenges. Remember, there is no expectation for institutions to be doing everything perfectly, rather this is an opportunity to connect with fellow members within the ACTS community who are addressing similar challenges, and taking advantage of similar opportunities. Whether you’re working on a specific projects, or a range of solutions, we’d love to hear from you!

As always, the meeting will limited to a small number of active participants, with listen-only registrations also welcome. 
Don't forget! You can access recordings from past roundtables via our online member portal. Recent roundtables have focussed on carbon and climate, biodiversity, circular economy and procurement.
REGISTER FOR THE ROUNDTABLE
INSIGHTS INTO GREEN STAR AND UNIVERSITIES
WEBINAR: THURSDAY 4th NOV 1.00 - 2.30PM AEST
The university and education sector has shown real leadership and excellence in achieving sustainable built environments for their students and communities. ACTS members are invited to join this webinar presented by GBCA to learn about leading case studies which include fascinating innovations such as dynamic digital media facade design and sun shading at Edith Cowan University and new building with roof top PV and electrochromic glazing at University of Newcastle.

The session will unpack what can be learnt from these projects for improved outcomes in other sectors and settings. The guest presenters will share their experiences with achieving Green Star, including their challenges, lessons learned and reasons why building sustainable, strong, interconnected academic environment for students is important to them. 

Speakers include:
  • Damian Burke Major Projects Director, University of Newcastle
  • Chaya Bratoeva, Senior Design Manager, Western Sydney University
  • Gerard Healey, Manager, Estate Performance and Sustainability, University of Melbourne
  • Sean Henriques, Program Director, Future Program, Edith Cowan University
  • Chris Mann, Senior Sustainability Consultant, WSP
  • Jessica Holz, Associate and Sustainability Leader, Aurecon 
  • Jeff Oatman, Head of Collaboration and Membership, GBCA
UNIVERSITY MEMBERS REGISTER FOR FREE
WEBINAR SERIES: THE RESPONSE OF CAPITAL CITY UNIVERSITIES IN EUROPE AND ASIA-PACIFIC TO THE SDGs
Developed by Victoria University of Wellington and UNICA, this new webinar series will launch on 9 November 2021 from 8-9pm New Zealand time (6-7pm AEST) with a discussion on “Universities and the Climate Crisis: A Collective Responsibility”
 
Taking place while the COP-26 meeting will be making pivotal decisions for humanity’s future, the webinar will feature four panellists from the Asia-Pacific and Europe:
  • Jorge Jesús Gómez Sanz, Vice-Rector for Technology and Sustainability, Universidad Complutense Madrid
  • Benjamin Horton, Professor, Nanyang Technological University and Director of Earth Observatory Institute of Singapore
  • Hanna Snellman, Vice-Rector International, University of Helsinki
  • Sally Wheeler, Deputy Vice-Chancellor for International Strategy and Dean of Law, the Australian National University
Together they will:
  • Discuss how capital city universities in the Asia-Pacific and Europe are responding to SDG 13 and the actions they are prioritising.
  • Explore their institution’s roles in influencing their governments on issues nations are facing.
  • Foster peer learning around some of the major issues that sustainability offices, academic departments, and research institutes in the regions are addressing.
  • Exchange experiences and good practices related to the implementation of sustainability strategies at universities in Asia-Pacific and Europe.
  • Identify areas of potential focus for trans-regional collaboration in research, teaching and internationalisation.
Please join us at this event by registering using the link below. You can also find further information about the programme and wider series here.
REGISTER HERE
DATES TO REMEMBER
The Future of Sustainability Panel [Nov 16, 2021]
Green Gown Awards Australasia [Nov 18, 2021]
Member Roundtable: Transport & Travel [Dec 1, 2021]
ACTS members are invited to share news and events in upcoming editions of enACT. To be featured please email a brief description, landscape image and link to info@acts.asn.au.
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