"2040 - Join the Regeneration" School of Life Sciences : Movie Night

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Western Lecture Theatre 1

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Bundoora, VIC 3086

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Feeling helpless about Climate Change? Come, watch this doco, hear about our research and find out about what we all can do right now!

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School of Life Sciences:

Movie Night

On Friday 11 October 2019

at 5.30-7.30pm

in Western Lecture Theatre 1

at La Trobe University, Bundoora, Victoria, 3086

The School of Life Sciences, La Trobe University, will be screening Damon Gameau's award winning documentary

"2040 - Join the Regeneration"

Come along and learn about how to 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?

To find out more about the 2040 documentary, visit www.whatsyour2040.com

Entry is $5

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 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 and will be happy to answer questions from the audience

Our speakers are:

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 (amazing!) 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.

https://www.latrobe.edu.au/news/articles/2019/release/organic-waste-used-in-climate-research

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.

Also advertised on White Hat - http://www.whitehat.com.au/default.aspx

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La Trobe University, Melbourne Campus

Western Lecture Theatre 1

La Trobe University

Bundoora, VIC 3086

Australia

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