Sustainability in the Pub: Climate Action

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Saint John Craft Beer Bar

133 St John Street

Launceston, TAS 7250

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Change through action: What does activism mean to you?

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The United Nations set 17 “Sustainable Development Goals” as a blueprint to achieve a better, more sustainable future for all. Come along to Sustainability in the Pub to be led by some of Tasmania’s local experts in deliberating over what needs to happen today to achieve these goals by 2030.

Sustainable Development Goal 13: Climate Action

As part of Global Climate Change Week, this month’s Sustainability in the Pub asks invited speakers to reflect on the relationship between Climate Action and Climate Activism.

How many people does it take to start change? From individual action to public protest and everything in between, when we seek to bring about social and political change, activism comes in many different forms.

Some people choose to eat less meat, ride to work, grow their own vegetables or install solar panels. Some engage in the public realm by letter-writing, signing petitions, and voting for candidates with a strong climate position in local, state and national elections. For others it's important to take more direct action by raising public awareness and placing pressure on governments and decision-makers through marches and school strikes, or sit-ins and blockades.

Led in conversation by Associate Professor Fred Gale, we bring together speakers offering their personal perspectives on what activism means to them, followed by an audience Q&A.

On the panel:

  • Dr Meghan Bond, Social Researcher & Farmer
  • Andrew Pitt, Neil Pitt's Menswear and Vice President Launceston Chamber of Commerce
  • Zeik Devereaux-McLean & Zi Long Chow, Medical Students, College of Health & Medicine UTAS + Doctors for the Environment Australia
  • Chloe McCann, Year 11 Student, Tasmanian Organiser for Global Strike4Climate + Australian Youth Climate Coalition

You’re invited to Sustainability in the Pub to discuss, deliberate, drink and decide how to make sure our future is a glass half full not half empty.

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Saint John Craft Beer Bar

133 St John Street

Launceston, TAS 7250

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