History of the youth climate movement

One of Australia’s leading commentators on climate change Ellen Sandell, will be presenting the second of three lectures in the Climate, Sustainability and Society series at La Trobe University.

Ellen SandellIn her lecture entitled ‘History of the Youth Climate Movement’, Ms Sandell will discuss the historical aspects of the youth climate movement here and overseas, and how the Australian Youth Climate Coalition went from being a small group of university students to being the largest youth-run organisation in the country. Ms Sandell will also focus on the challenges young people face in creating change, what the current climate policies of the major parties mean, and why she thinks young people will lead the way to a clean energy future.

Ms Sandell is the National Director of the Australian Youth Climate Coalition, and in 2009 Ellen was listed as one of the top ‘100 influential Melburnians’ of 2009.  She was recognised as Melbourne’s leading environmentalist, winning the Melbourne Awards for Individual Contribution to the Environment.

These lectures are presented live and broadcast via video link on three of La Trobe University’s campuses including: Albury-Wodonga, Bendigo, Melbourne and Mildura.

The Climate, Sustainability and Society lectures

The Climate, Sustainability and Society event is a series of public lectures presented by leading thinkers who represent a range of approaches to issues of sustainability and climate change each year.  The lecture series supports a multidisciplinary subject offered to undergraduate students on three campuses of La Trobe University. Three prominent speakers will draw on science, social science and economic perspectives to address the issues surrounding climate change and sustainability. The University invites the public to join staff and students at the Melbourne, Bendigo and Albury-Wodonga campuses as they embrace the challenges of the future.

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What?  Climate, Sustainability and Society lecture 2: History of the youth climate movement

When?   Thursday 8 September 2011 6 pm     

Where?  McKay Lecture Theatre, La Trobe University, Bendigo Campus, Edwards Road,   Bendigo (Video conferencing to the West Lecture Theatre 2 (Melbourne campus), 6101 Lecture Theatre (Albury-Wodonga campus) and Seminar Room 2 (Mildura campus))

For more information please contact:

Zerin Knight, T (03) 5444 7375 F +613 5444 7526 M 0428 463 161 E z.knight@latrobe.edu.au

Lisa Prowling
Senior Marketing and Communications Officer, Faculty Science, Technology and Engineering
T (03) 9479 2199 E l.prowling@latrobe.edu.au