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Eco Week Wednesday 16 September

The UC Sustainability Office and Generation Zero are bringing you a couple of cracker events tomorrow….  don’t miss out!

12 pm : Climate Kilometre Grand Parade
Do your #ClimateKilometre en masse with Generation Zero, to raise awareness about the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris this November. The Grand Parade will feature electric cars, crazy bikes, colourful costumes, and whatever modes of zero carbon transport you like – be creative! Bikes, skateboards, scooters and rollerblades welcome.

Meet at 12pm by C Block lawn to get kitted out, the parade starts at 12.30pm. Treats and talks in the Undercroft lounge  from 1pm onwards.

5.30–7.30 pm:  Eco Week Documentary: The True Cost
This year we are screening the ground-breaking and harrowing documentary “The True Cost”. This recently released documentary film pulls back the curtain on the untold story of fashion and asks, who really pays the price for our clothing?

Where: The Undercroft 101

The True Cost

Eco Week Volunteers Needed Wednesday 16 September 12-1pm

Next week (Wednesday 16 September) the UC Sustainability Office in partnership with Generation Zero are running a Climate Kilometer Grand Parade!  The purpose of this event is to raise awareness of climate change and the UC Climate Change Conference in Paris this November.

The Sustainability Office requires volunteers to marshal traffic in order to keep students and staff who are participating in the parade safe, plus comply with our Traffic Management Plan requirements.

Your time commitment will be no longer than an hour (12-1pm), and include briefing. You will also be supplied with a high visibility vest.

Not only will you be doing your bit for climate change, but you’ll get a double shot of feel-good factor knowing that you are keeping people safe as well!  PLUS you’ll get a FREE reusable coffee cup (rrp $15).

If you can help, please email katie.nimmo@canterbury.ac.nz, or call xtn 6025

The Anthropocene Challenge

A public discussion, facilitated by the Royal Society of New Zealand, between French and New Zealand experts around the theme of climate change and society.

Tuesday 1 September, 6pm, Aurora Centre, Burnside, Christchurch

Experts argue that we are living in the age of the Anthropocene – the epoch when humanity has irrevocably altered the planet. Predictions of climate change impacts are dire. But can we turn our influence around and steer our global impact in a new direction towards a more sustainable future?

As momentum builds towards an international climate change agreement at the UN COP 21 conference in Paris, New Zealand and French experts discuss humanity’s capacity to adapt, become resilient and address the greatest challenge posed to human existence.

Kim Hill will chair the panel comprising Professor David Frame, Professor Catherine Larrère, Dame Anne Salmond and Lucile Schmid.

Tickets are $10 (general admission); students and Royal Society of New Zealand members free. You can book tickets here and find more information about the lecture on the Royal Society of New Zealand website.