Are you Living the Change?

Living the Change: inspiring stories for a sustainable future will be making its Christchurch premiere at UC this October.

The film explores solutions to the global crises we face to day – solutions any one of us can be part of – through the inspiring stories of people pioneering change in their own lives and communities in order to live in a sustainable and regenerative way.

UC’s own Dr Susan Krumdieck is featured in the film, having been approached by the Directors as they looked for people who ‘walked the talk’ on sustainability.

“They wanted to include some experts and I believe that as they talked to people, my name kept coming up.”

When Dr Krumdieck moved to New Zealand from the USA in 2000, one of the main areas of research she  wanted to pursue was energy transition. The science was clear and the need to take climate action and reduce dependence on fossil fuels was paramount.

“In this film, I talk about how the reality of the future is a sober one where renewable energy is used, yes, but the total consumption of energy and resources is much less than today. (Renewable energy) is not really a choice, it is the only option.”

Dr Krumdieck is currently teaching a unit on Transition Engineering in her final year elective course, Energy Engineering.

Date: Thursday 18 October, 5.30 – 7.30pm
Location: Jack Mann Auditorium

Dr Krumdieck will be taking part in a Q&A with one of the Directors, at this screening.