Lunchtime sustainability seminars

Lunchtime sustainability seminars

03 Aug 2011

La Trobe Institute for Social and Environmental Sustainability lunchtime seminar series begins next Tuesday 9 August.

Sustainability-LTU-lockupCome along and feed your mind at our lunchtime seminar series. Speakers will talk about their own work and reflect on their experiences in working across disciplines in sustainability research and professional practice.

The 2011 seminar series — working across disciplines in sustainability research and professional practice — will host its first speaker Rosemary Sainty who has led the UN Global Compact Network Australia on Tuesday 9 August on the topic:

With the spotlight on carbon, it is timely to broaden the sustainability agenda

The sustainability agenda is an interconnected one — weaving together environmental, social, economic and governance considerations. This interdisciplinarity presents challenges and opportunities for Universities across their schools and faculties, in the same way as it does for government departments and ministerial portfolios, or business departments and divisions.

Rosemary Sainty will lead a discussion on the interdisciplinarity of sustainability and the important role universities can play in this space, based on her experience of heading the National Responsible Business Practice Project, funded by the Australian Government, and the establishment of a world first ‘HUB’ of international initiatives and local resources in Australia, including the United Nations Global Compact and the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) over the past four years.

For more information on La Trobe University’s sustainability initiatives, please visit: www.latrobe.edu.au/sustainability.

WHERE:    La Trobe University Melbourne campus, Room 221, Physical Sciences 1 (PS1)

TIME:     Tuesday 9 August, 12.30 pm to 2.00 pm

Let us know if you require videoconference set up for other campuses by RSVP to generations@latrobe.edu.au by the Wednesday before the seminar date.

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For more information please contact

James Ayers
Sustainability Communications Officer
T:03 9479 5614 M:0421 497 325
E: J.Ayers@latrobe.edu.au 

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