School of Life Sciences Movie Night: 2040 - Join the Regeneration
2040 is a Climate Change documentary that is optimistic rather than depressing. Our event enables people to see the documentary then hear about our research in the School of Life Sciences and find out about what we all can do right now about Climate Change.
- Friday 11 October 2019 05:30 pm until Friday 11 October 2019 07:30 pm (Add to calendar)
- Tracey Carpenter
- Presented by:
- Prof Shaun Collin
- Type of Event:
- Forum/symposium; Public
Feeling helpless about Climate Change? Tired of all the denial and despair?
Come, watch the 2040 documentary, hear about our research and find out about what we all can do right now! Learn about, contribute to, advocate for and invest in regenerative solutions to improve our planet.
Australian documentary maker Damon Gameau tries to sell the unsellable — feeling optimistic rather than depressed about climate change.
2040 is a "journey to explore what the future could look like by the year 2040 if we simply embraced the best solutions already available to us"
In other words - what if we stopped wasting time searching for answers to climate change - and started using the ones we already have right now?
All profits will be donated as a prize to a Life Sciences student studying the effects of Climate Change at La Trobe University.
After the documentary screening a panel from the School of Life Sciences will be presenting some of their research on how the environment is adapting to climate change and what we have already done to combat it. The panel will be happy to answer questions from the audience
Professor Ian Porter
Department of Animal, Plant and Soil Sciences, School of Life Sciences, La Trobe University
Ian has been part of the UN Committee to control ozone depletion which is on target to stop the world warming by 0.4oC by 2050. Ian is a Co-Chair of a UN Committee which assists countries worldwide find sustainable solutions to ozone depleting substances (such as methyl bromide) under the Montreal Protocol.
Ian has led national research programs on integrated pest management, mitigation of ozone and climate gasses (including N2O) and management of soil health programs in horticultural industries.These projects have required being aware of global regulatory and environmental policies which impact the way future crop production will occur in agricultural industries.
Professor Ash Franks
Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Microbiology, School of Life Sciences, La Trobe University
Ash is a microbiologist and is the Director, Securing Food, Water and the Environment Research Focus Area, and Co-Director of the Mallee Regional Innovation Centre. He is involved in a project with Dr Jim Radford which is funded through the Virtual Centre for Climate Change Innovation.
The project is researching organic compost and how it improves the soil enough to increase carbon drawdown from the atmosphere into the soil, where it will remain in solid form. Organic compost is being spread across the trial sites located on cattle farms in Victoria.
Dr John Morgan
Department of Ecology, Environment and Evolution, School of Life Sciences, La Trobe University
John is a member of the Research Centre for Applied Alpine Ecology and will speak on behalf of our Habitat Corridor work - on the need to create Biolinks between disconnected bits of bush to enable species to move around the landscape in response to climate change.
Western Lecture Theatre 1
West Lecture Theatre, La Trobe University, Melbourne Campus
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