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MARCH 2020 EDITION
ACTS CONFERENCE PROPOSALS NOW OPEN: 
CLIMATE ACTION NOW

Call for proposals are now open for the 2020 ACTS Conference, hosted by the University of Tasmania, 18–20 November 2020.

There is no denying it. We are in the midst of a climate crisis, which is accelerating faster than most scientists anticipated. As greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise and disrupt the planet’s natural systems, the climate is changing at unprecedented rates and we are experiencing the impacts firsthand; extreme temperatures, longer drought, intensifying bushfires, dying coral reefs and much more. This is the reality of anthropogenic climate change and the future we will pass on to generations to come.

The 2020 ACTS Conference: Climate Action Now will provide the opportunity for practitioners, students and cross-sector partners working in all areas of sustainability to foster collaborative learning and exchange ideas on climate action and sustainable development. Working together, we can strengthen our contributions towards real and meaningful solutions for a better world.

The ACTS Conference Committee is now inviting proposal submissions for sessions from an academic, operational and student perspective on the conference theme.

Submissions close 26 May 2020

SUBMIT A PROPOSAL
ACCELERATING SDG PRACTICE WEBINAR:
ENGAGING STUDENTS WITH THE SDGS
Wednesday, 11 March, 1–2pm AEDT

Most institutions already undertake a range of student engagement activities in areas related to the SDGs, such as sustainability and social responsibility, and have considerable experience in delivering them. However, using the SDGs framework itself as an engagement tool presents institutions with new opportunities and new benefits  – as well as new challenges!

We invite you to join us to hear case studies from our region on how institutions have been using the SDGs to engage with their students and raise their awareness, understanding, and action on the SDGs. The talks will explore the different approaches used, as well as their opportunities, benefits, challenges, and emerging best practices.
  • Elizabeth Bacchetti, Monash University
  • Brittany Hardiman,Western Sydney University, RCE Greater Western Sydney - Dr Belinda Gibbons, Senior Lecturer, Sydney Business School, University of Wollongong
REGISTER FOR THE WEBINAR
GREEN IMPACT SHOWCASE
Wednesday, 1 April, 1–2pm AEDT

Join the first Green Impact Showcase webinar for 2020 to learn how teams from across Australia and New Zealand are creatively tackling sustainability issues at their institutions as part of the Green Impact program.

*Speaker line up to be announced shortly*
 
REGISTER FOR THE WEBINAR
CALL FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST:
WORLD SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT TEACH-IN DAY 2020

Friday, 4 December 2020

The World Sustainable Development Teach-In Day 2020 (WSD-TD 2020) is a major online event, which provides lecturers & learners with the latest information, the latest trends and insights on sustainable development and, in particular, the sustainable development goals (SDGs) and will showcase strategies and practical examples of projects from all over the world.
 
The open-access action nature of the event aims to facilitate networking and knowledge transfer within a truly international, digital learning environment. Academic staff from universities all over the world are encouraged to hold a Teach-In-Day lecture on 4th December 2020, becoming a part of a global sustainability movement. They will provide a vast amount of tailored presentations including helpful teaching notes, which can be used by lecturers worldwide. This will make the WSD-TD 2020 not only instructive but also very interesting to learners.

FIND OUT MORE
GGAA CASE STUDY VIDEOS: SHARING SUSTAINABILITY BEST PRACTICE
BENEFITTING SOCIETY

Macquarie University
2019 WINNER
University of Technology, Sydney
FINALIST
Western Sydney University
FINALIST
We look forward to sharing all the case studies from the finalists of the 2019 Green Gown Awards over coming editions. Don't want to wait? You can view all the video resources from the awards at any time from at ggaa.acts.asn.au.
DATES TO REMEMBER
WEBINAR: Engaging students with the SDGs [11 March, 2020]
TEFMA Sustainability Workshop [17–18 March, 2020]
Earth Hour [28 March, 2020]
WEBINAR: Green Impact Team Showcase [1 April, 2020]
GGAA: Stage 1 launch [May, 2020]
World Environment Day: Biodiversity [5 June, 2020]
ACTS Conference, Hobart [18–20 November, 2020]
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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