• Events & Campaigns

Climate Week 2019

GCU’s Sustainability Team and Centre for Climate Justice are hosting a number of events for Climate Week 2019.  Climate Week is annual event and aims to engage the public on the climate emergency and encourage ambitious climate action. Here is what’s on during Climate Week 2019 at GCU:

  • Monday 7th October – Fashion Detox Challenge - GCU researcher Emma Kidd is challenges you to a 10 week Fashion Detox Challenge! All you have to do is commit to not buying any clothes for 10 weeks and submit weekly reflections about your experience onto the challenges platform as weekly reflections. Click here to find out more.
  • Monday 7th October – 10:00 to 14:00 - Free bike maintenance, lock swap and security marking outside Campus Security.
  • Monday 7th October – 13:00 to 14:00 – “Environmental Geopolitics” a guest lecture by visiting professor, Prof. Shannon O’Lear, from the University of Kansas. The lecture will explore themes such as problems with increasing demand for natural resources, resource-related conflict, and climate security. Click here to register.
  • Monday 7th October –  15:00 to 16:30 - Open Day - As part of Climate Week, the Centre for Climate Justice will host an Open Day  (Room M532, George Moore Building). Drop by anytime to have a chat with our staff members and postgraduate students to learn more about climate change, climate justice and the work of the Centre for Climate Justice. The event is open to all GCU staff, students and members of the public. Cheese and wine will be served.
  • Wednesday 9th October – 11:00 to 13:00 – “Climate Café” a casual drop-in space for those interested in talking about climate change with other like-minded people, and chat to researchers at the Centre for Climate Justice. Click here to register.
  • Wednesday 9th October – 13:00 to 14:00 – “Climate resiliency: adapting GCU to the changing climate” aimed at GCU staff and focusing highlighting climate change risks to University operations and exploring how these might be addressed.  Click here to register.
  • Wednesday 9th October – 15:00 to 17:00 – “Game Session – Earth Remembers” a video game session developed at GCU that realistically challenges players with climate scenarios and government budget decisions that can have positive and negative results for the planet. Click here to register.
  • Wednesday 9th October – 14:00 to 16:00 – “In a climate emergency, how do we become a more sustainable University? ” explores what change would be necessary to make the GCU more sustainable.  Click here to register.
  • Friday 11th October – 12:00 to 13:00 – “Climate Migration: The emerging need for a human centred approach” a presentation by PhD researchers Enyinnaya Mbakwem and Sennan Mattar from the Centre for Climate Justice on the consequence of climate change and migration on human rights. Click here to register.

Not quite during climate week, but following on the theme, the University will also be hosting:

  • Wednesday 16th October – 14:00 to 16:00 – "Truth and Hope in times of climate change” Systems Change not Climate Change in your life and in your work: a multi-disciplinary approach. Click here to register.