Griffith's Sustainability Week, 31 August - 4 September 2020

This year, Sustainability Week provided staff and students with online opportunities and resources to learn more about our sustainability achievements and plans.

Sustainability Week

31 August – 4 September 2020

Towards 2025: Meeting Griffith’s Green Goals Webinar Series

Griffith’s environmental sustainability strategies and our commitment to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were outlined through a series of webinars as part of 2020s Sustainability Week, 31 August – 4 September.

The Vice Chancellor and President, along with our expert panelists outlined the environmental challenges and opportunities facing us, then investigated the critical issues with three topical webinars held throughout the week focusing on: reducing our carbon footprint, protecting our diverse environment, and Griffith’s 2021 submission to the United Nations’ Times Higher Education Impact Rankings

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Webinar 1:

Monday, 31 August, 10.30 am – 11.30 am AEST

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Towards 2025: Meeting Griffith's Green Goals

Sustainability Week kicked-off with an introduction to Griffith’s environmental sustainability strategic goals outlined in Creating a future for all: Strategic Plan 2020-2025. In this webinar, expertly moderated by University Librarian, Ms Maureen Sullivan, Griffith’s Vice Chancellor & President, Professor Carolyn Evans, accompanied by the Co-chairs of the University’s Sustainability Sub Committee and Working Groups, outlines the action plans already underway to meet Griffith’s strategic ‘Green Goals’ by 2025.

Speakers:

Moderated by: Ms Maureen Sullivan, University Librarian

Webinar 2:

Tuesday, 1 September, 10.30 am – 11.30 am AEST

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Towards 2025: Working with the SDGs

Recently named as Australia’s and Oceania’s only UN Millennium Fellows Campus, Griffith plays an important role in supporting and contributing to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). But what are the SDGs, why are they important, and what role do universities play in their implementation and promotion? Professor Mario Pinto explores the UN SDGs and explains how they are a key part of Griffith’s sustainability strategy.

Webinar 3:

Wednesday, 2 September, 10.30 am – 11.30 am AEST

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Towards 2025: Reducing carbon emissions from aviation

What will lectures and conferences look like in the near future? What challenges does Griffith face to reduce air travel emissions and how can we overcome them to meet our target of 25% reduction in air travel by 2025? Professor Tim Ryley, Head of Griffith Aviation, outlines how we can halve our carbon emissions by 2030 and meet our Green travel goals, and how you can help meet these important targets.

Webinar 4:

Friday, 4 September, 10.30 am – 11.30 am AEST

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Towards 2025: Protecting our diverse campus ecosystems

Griffith students and staff are lucky to enjoy some incredibly diverse ecologies on our campuses. Professor Catherine Pickering from Griffith’s School of Environment and Science, Associate Professor Samantha Capon, Director of the Sciences Partnership Office, along with other members of the Campus Biodiversity and Conservation Working Group explain these diverse ecosystems on our campuses and the steps we’re taking to protect them for future generations.

Contact us

Griffith Sustainability Room -1.10F, Building N16, Griffith University, 170 Kessels Road, Nathan QLD, 4111