From doorways to wedding cake | LSBU Sustainability Research Group panel discussion on SDGs

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NOTE: Text and photographs by Asitha Jayawardena (http://uk.linkedin.com/in/asithaj) as part of his Sustainable University One-stop Shop Experiment (http://www.sustainableuni.kk5.org/).

Goal-posted doorways and wedding cake were among the bizarre themes that surfaced at a panel discussion on the role of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in supporting and promoting a more sustainable world held at London South Bank University (LSBU) on 28 June 2018.

Titled ‘The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): from Global to Local’, the discussion was hosted by LSBU Sustainability Research Group of the Centre for Social Justice and Global Responsibility.

The event was chaired by Dr Hugh Atkinson (Senior Lecturer in Politics and Public Policy), who is a Member of the Sustainability Research Group as well as the Management Group of the London Regional Centre of Expertise (RCE) on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD).

Dr Duncan Tyler (Head of the Division of Urban Environment and Leisure Studies, LSBU) briefly introduced the three distinguished speakers:
Hilary Macleod (Vice president, Australian Association for Environmental Education AAEE, Member of the IUCN (World Conservation Union) Commission on Education and Communication, and environmental educator/ consultant from Queensland, Australia)
Dr Katherine Eames (Senior Sustainability Project Officer at the Greater London Authority and Co-ordinator of London Mayor’s Entrepreneur competition)
Dr Paul Vare (Senior Lecturer, Research Development, School of Education, University of Gloucestershire and Member of the IUCN (World Conservation Union) Commission on Education and Communication)

The presentations session of the three panellists was followed by a Q&A session, which generated interesting discussions with active participation of the 50-strong audience who had sacrificed the live coverage of the England-Belgium World Cup match!

World as an interconnected whole
SDGs are a woven web. One cannot talk about one goal, ignoring the other sixteen. Systems thinking can help us understand the world as an interconnected whole – a fact that the SDGs illustrate so vividly.

SDGs ‘Wedding Cake’
The SDGs ‘wedding cake’, developed by the Stockholm Resilience Centre, puts the Global Goals into perspective, implying that economy and society are embedded parts of biosphere. This caky model illustrates the fact that ecological limits form basis of the SDGs.

Doorways to sustainability
SDGs can act as doorways to the world of sustainability. For academics, Goal No 4 Quality Education could be the main doorway.

Quality Education
In Goal 4 Quality Education, what does quality mean? Quality education means sustainability and education with values. Moreover, not only the content but also the process (i.e. how it is delivered) would be important.

All are in
We need the support of all sections of society to achieve the SDGs by 2030. For instance the corporate sector has the cash and the governments have the legal frameworks. Different sectors can play different roles in this endeavour.

Feel empowered
Many people think that government should act on SDGs or business should but we as individuals cannot have an impact. We should not feel disempowered. For instance the plastics issue has generated a huge civic demand for action by all.

Public engagement
How to engage all sections of society with SDGs? The environmental/ sustainability movement has been hindered by a communications problem and SDGs endeavour could suffer from the same illness. To engage all with SDGs, we must speak in a language that they can understand.

The discussion was followed by a reception for networking.

NOTE: Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): The 17 SDGs that the 193 member states of the UN signed up to in 2015 are ambitious in scope and, when taken together, they represent a real opportunity to develop a global strategy for localities to fight poverty and global inequality, and to tackle climate change and protect the environment.

Sustainability Research Group meeting

The third meeting of the LSBU Sustainability Research Group, chaired by Professor Ros Wade, was held before this event.

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Launched in November 2017 and hosted by LSBU School of Law and Social Sciences, the Sustainability Research Group on Policy, Practice and Pedagogy aims to achieve sustainability through research, education and action.

The group aims to develop and promote research and action on sustainability as a new and emerging interdisciplinary area, drawing from the social sciences as well as other disciplinary landscapes in order to address the complex, real-world wicked problems of today, such as climate change, global inequality, forced migration, biodiversity loss, social and environmental justice.

Framed within the context of UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and UNESCO’s Global Action Plan (GAP), the group’s work is linked to the Centre for Social Justice and Global Responsibility at LSBU’s School of Law and Social Sciences.

Moreover, building on the work of the London Regional Centre of Expertise (RCE) on Education for Sustainability (EfS), which is hosted at LSBU, the group links with the wider global RCE network of the UN University and UNESCO networks.

Note: Logos in the graphic are from respective websites.

 

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Research ENGAGEMENT

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Café SYSTEM CHANGE magazine | #CafeSYSTEMchange
http://www.schumacherinstitute.org.uk/download/pubs/cafe/CafeSCmag-01-180522-NEW.pdf

Probably world’s first magazine dedicated to an academic journal. Developed this for The Schumacher Institute to attract non-academic readers to its SYSTEM CHANGE journal https://systemchange.online/index.php/systemchange

#ResearchSTORY

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Wave Hypothesis for Sustainability ENGAGEMENT | In action

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INTERDISCIPLINARITY facilitation for Sustainability Education and Research

#IDLS
Interdisciplinary Library for Sustainability
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Sustainability STORYTELLING

#SustySTORY

Sustainability STORYTELLING website https://sustystory.wordpress.com

 

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SUSTAINABILITY | Is there a definition? If not, can we make one?
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EAUC Conference 2018 | Collaborations for Change: Global Goals (SDGs) for Tomorrow’s Education, Today

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NOTE: Text and photographs by Asitha Jayawardena (http://uk.linkedin.com/in/asithaj) as part of his Sustainable University One-stop Shop Experiment (http://www.sustainableuni.kk5.org/).

 

The annual conference of The Environmental Association for Universities and Colleges (EAUC) will take place at Keele University from 19 to 21 June 2018.

 

Inspired by UN Sustainable Development Goal No 17 (i.e. Partnerships), this year’s conference theme, ‘Collaborations for Change: Global Goals for Tomorrow’s Education, Today’, emphasises the critical role that academics, researchers, students, sustainability leaders and support staff in universities and colleges must play together in the endeavour of achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) worldwide.

 

“The SDGs are the world’s new to-do list and this conference will inspire and empower universities and colleges to take the step-change needed,” says Iain Patton (CEO, The EAUC), “Our students and their learning are instrumental in delivering the Global Goals and shaping all our futures. Students have the commitment and energy, so it’s up to us in the lecture room and on the campus to ensure they leave our institutions with the knowledge and skills they need to become effective agents of global understanding and local action.”

 

Programme and delegates

 

Repositioning sustainability as a foundation to build positive new cross-sector collaborations for change, this event will embrace all areas of campus life, from the post-16 education sector. Delegates include those responsible for sustainability leadership, environmental management, governance, estates and facilities, finance and procurement as well as teachers, lecturers, curriculum designers, post-graduate researchers and students.

 

This 3-day event will include keynotes, plenary sessions, campus, academic and research streams, interactive workshops, facilitated networking events, the Annual Conference Dinner as well as the Exhibition.

 

The Campus Conference will take place alongside the Academic Conference, building a unique and powerful cross discipline and sector opportunity to achieve SDGs as well as research and education fit for tomorrow.

 

​Speakers

 

The event will feature three types of speakers:

  • Keynote speakers
  • Speakers: International Panel Session
  • Speakers: Keele University Panel Session

 

Keynote speakers

 

  • Fiona Harvey (award-winning environmental journalist for The Guardian)
  • Jonathon Porritt (Co-Founder of Forum for the Future, former Chairman of the UK Sustainable Development Commission and Chancellor of Keele University)​
  • Judy Ling Wong (painter, poet and environmentalist and Honorary President of Black Environment Network BEN)
  • Professor Ioan Fazey (Professor of the Social Dimensions of Environmental Change at the University of Dundee and Director of the Centre for Environmental Change and Human Resilience)
  • Professor Mark Ormerod (Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Provost of Keele University and Strategic Lead for Environment and Sustainability at Keele University)

​Speakers: International Panel Session

 

  • Dr Akiko Kato (Fukushima National College of Technology)
  • Ge Yin (University of Cambridge)
  • Professor Maki Ikegami (Hokkaido University)
  • Professor Park (Mie University)
  • Professor Hidefumi Kurasaka (Chiba University)
  • Dr Prinya Thaewanarumitkul (Thammasat University)
  • Professor Tae Yoon Park(Yonsei University)

Speakers: Keele University Panel Session

  • Simon Burgess (Senior Consultant, Siemens)
  • Dr Ian Madley (Head of Partnership Development, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Keele University)
  • Dr Zoe Robinson (Director of Education for Sustainability and Lead for Institute for Sustainable Futures, Keele University)
  • Dr Sharon George (Course Director for the MSc in Environmental Sustainability and Green Technology and Lecturer in Environmental Sustainability, Keele University)
  • Professor David Healey(Professor of Practice, Keele University and Head of Smart Energy at WSP)

 

Workshops

 

The conference will deliver over 50 workshops of two types:

  • Academic
  • Campus

 

Academic workshops

 

This Changes Everything – Discussing Climate Change via music and Art

Glenn Fosbraey & Antosh Wojcik (both from University of Winchester)

 

The Trojan Mouse of Sustainability: Dropping Sustainability into Education

Dr Zoe Robinson (Keele University)

 

Facilitating Interdisciplinarity for Life-long and Life-wide Learning

Maria Kirrane (University College Cork)

 

Five Ways of Working for Sustainability

Dr Victoria Hands & Radu Cinpoes (both from Kingston University)

 

Psycho-sociology for Dummies

John Thorne (Glasgow School of Art)

 

5 WOWs! A Tool for Sustainable Decision Making

Dr Carolyn Hayles (University of Wales TSD), Dr Gwenith Elias (Bangor University) & Jenny Lloyd (University of Wales TSD)

 

People, Power, Politics and the SDGs: Simulating the UN Global Agreement Process through Classroom Politics and Negotiation by Social Media

Prof Simon Kemp (University of Southampton)

 

Engagement, Co-creation & Collaboration towards Sustainability in Practice: University, Students, and Community

Romas Malevicius & Rebecca Bennett (both from University of Salford)

 

Creating a Living Lab for Sustainability

Thom Cooper (University of Leeds) & Dr Paul Warwick (Plymouth University)

 

Listening for Sustainability: Developing understanding for partnerships and collaboration

Dr Zoe Robinson & Christa Appleton (both from Keele University)

 

BREEAM to Passivhaus – Policy Change to Deliver Low Carbon Estate Growth

Tom Heel (University of Oxford) & Chris Swinburn (CBG Consultants)

 

Creating Better Buildings – It’s More than Just a Badge!

Dr Sandra Lee (University of Leicester), Dr Emma Fieldhouse (Future We Want) & Dr Stephen Ball (Couch Perry Wilkes Partners)

 

Are Sustainable buildings meeting what they are promising? 

Dr Sharon George & Dr Jun Caw (both from Keele University)

 

Hamsters in a Wheel? Is Sustainability Education Stuck in a Rut?

Prof Chris Willmore & Amy Walsh (both from University of Bristol)

 

How Bike Share can Support Effective Partnerships

Katy Boom (University of Worcester), Cristina Pop (Worcester City Council) & Matt Smith (University of Worcester)

 

Classroom collaborations: exploring multi-sector co-learning at universities for local sustainability

Andrew Reeves (De Montfort University)

 

A Rounder Sense of Purpose: Educator Competences for Sustainable Development

Dr Paul Vare & Rick Millican (both from University of Gloucestershire)

 

The best way to lead? Sustainability leadership successes

Janet Haddock-Fraser (Manchester Metropolitan University) and Dr Peter Rands & Dr Stephen Scoffham (both from Canterbury Christ Church University)

 

Green Guide to Universities – making sustainability work in education

Harriet Waters (University of Oxford)

 

Learning & Skills Workshop: International Panel Event

Prof Boonchai Stitmannaithum (Sustainable University Network of Thailand), Prof Hongwei Tan (China Green University Network), Prof Tae Yoon Park (Korean Association for Green Campus Initiative) & Prof Takayuki Nakamura (Campus Sustainability Network in Japan)

 

A Practical Application of SDGs within the Curriculum

John Thorne (Glasgow School of Art)

 

Keele’s Student-led Projects: Students’ Union, Students and University Partnerships

Dr Zoe Robinson (Keele University)

 

Campus workshops

 

We swiped right and made a great Travel Plan!

Dawn Dewar (University of East Anglia), Meleiha Youngs (Liftshare.com) & David Jordan (First Eastern Counties Buses)

 

Australian Sector Showcase

Lin Stevenson (RMIT University), Leanne Denby (ACTS) & Danielle McCartney (University of Technology Sydney)

 

Navigating the SDGs: Mapping your Journey

Hannah Sellers, Dr Sandra Lee & Ben Evans (all from University of Leicester)

 

Turning Student Waste into Treasure

Karen O’Donoghue & Amy Healey (both from British Heart Foundation)

 

Points mean prizes – engaging the many in sustainability actions

Dr Neil Smith (Bournemouth University), Liz Harris (University of Winchester) & Eloise Nickerson (Bournemouth University)

 

Degrees of Change: Making carbon saving everyone’s responsibility

Joanna Marshall-Cook, Richard Jackson & Ben Stubbs (all from University College London)

 

How to run a multi-agency city wide Go Green Week

Katy Boom (University of Worcester), Selina Fletcher (Coventry University) & David Chapman (University of Warwick)

 

Aren’t Trees Brilliant? Using Collaboration to Communicate Campus Greenspace Benefits

Dr Anna Gilchrist & Julia Durkan (both from University of Manchester)

 

Reframing sustainability at the Governance level as the key to institutional success

Charlotte Lee Wolf (University of Edinburgh) & Prof Wendy Purcell (Harvard University), TBC

 

Keele’s Smart Energy Living Lab: partnerships between campus and business

Dr Zoe Robinson (Keele University)

 

The SDGs in Education: How we are (attempting) to include the SDGs across all programmes and how we are tracking our progress – NUS

Quinn Runkle & Anthony Courtney (both from University of Winchester)

 

The environment strikes back…

Candice Snelling & Laura Porter (both from National Oceanography Centre Southampton) & Manuel Torres de Carvalho (Southampton Solent University)

 

Collaborative and innovative approaches to sustainability in science teaching laboratories

Matthew Bennett & Catrin Darsley (both from University of East Anglia)

 

Chew fancy a brew?  Winchester’s coffee cup story: from 3 to 33 in 100 cups

Liz Harris (University of Winchester)

 

EAUC Future Business Council: Feedback on the shared sustainability agenda for H/FE and employers

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Futureproof Your Career: how NBS links Sustainability to Employability

Fiona Winfield, Lina Erlandsson & Petra Molthan-Hill (all from Nottingham Trent University)

 

Leadership the ISO way

Dr Neil Smith (Bournemouth University), Prof Simon Kemp (University of Southampton) & Candice Snelling (National Oceanography Centre Southampton)

 

A challenging climate – carbon reduction on a budget

Katherine Middleton & Adam Thompsett (both from College of West Anglia)

 

Fairtrade University and Colleges Pilot – pitfalls and possibilities

Harriet Waters (University of Oxford) Jo Williamson (Middlesex University), Jo Kem (NUS) & Jo Milis (The Fairtrade Foundation)

 

Sustainability Leadership Scorecard – How to connect with your senior management

EAUC

 

Accelerating demand for hybrid buses – how universities can support

Dr Victoria Hands (Kingston University), Dan Lupton (Kingston University Service Company Ltd) & Chris Rumley (RATP Dev)

 

Partnership for Impact! Ensuring strategic alignment and impact evaluation

Dr Peter Rands (Canterbury Christ Church University) & Ellie Martin (Christ Church Students’ Union)

 

Engaging with professional departments

EAUC Scotland

 

Gamification of Teaching and Learning Resources for Built Environment Education– Eco Material Trumps

Aled Williams & Dr John Lester Clarke (both from University College of Estate Management)

 

International student air travel fuels Carbon Literacy Living Lab

Rachel Dunk, Jane Mork, Helena Tinker & Valeria Vargas (all from Manchester Metropolitan University)

 

The Leeds Way: Students Shaping the Future/ The Leeds Way – The University of Leeds’ Approach to Sustainability

Kelly Forster & Josh West (both from University of Leeds)

 

Embedding sustainability across a total project portfolio

Ben Stubbs, Richard Jackson & Joanna Marshall-Cook (all from University College London)

 

EAUC Future Business Council: Feedback on the shared sustainability agenda for H/FE and employers

Janet Haddock Fraser (EAUC)

 

The #SDGTeachIn: how student demand led to over 200 teaching staff including the SDGs in their teaching, learning, and assessment

Quinn Runkle & Katie Jepson (both from NUS)

 

Does a policy push or the meaningful message get results?

Harriet Waters, Tom Heel & Rupert Stuart Smith (all from University of Oxford) & Tomas Refslund Poulsen (University of Copenhagen)

 

Win-win: Experiences of delivering ‘living lab’ experiential learning projects

Matthew Lawson (University of Edinburgh), Davy Gray (Edinburgh University Students’ Association), Rachel Drayson (NUS) and EAUC

 

Taking your Institution’s Voice to the UN – SGD Accord

Charlotte Lee Wolf (University of Edinburgh)

 

Sustainable City Challenge: A staff engagement success

Jessica Lobo & Eleanor Simes (both from City University of London)

 

LEAF (Lab Efficiency Assessment Framework) – A new approach to achieving laboratory sustainability

Martin Farley & Cristina Azevedo (both from University College London)

 

Reframing Sustainability as the Key to Institutional Success

Rosy Saban (EAUC)

 

The Genius of Two Wheels

Katy Boom (University of Worcester), James Morvan (University of the West of England), Jack Windle (Love to Ride) & Charlotte Bonner (NUS)

 

Registration

 

To attend the Annual Conference, please register here: https://www.eaucconference.org.uk/

 

NOTE: This post, based on the content of the conference website https://www.eaucconference.org.uk/ on 10 June 2018, contains some extracts from the conference website. Graphics are created using the graphic from the above mentioned website. Logos are from respective websites.

 

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LSBU Sustainability Research Group to host panel discussion | SDGs: from Global to Local https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2018/06/04/lsbu-sustainability-research-group-to-host-panel-discussion-sdgs-from-global-to-local/

 

EXPOSED! How UK football shaped UN Global Goals (or Sustainable Development Goals, SDGs) | Five facts https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/exposed-how-uk-football-shaped-un-global-goals-sdgs-five-jayawardena

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Engineering Civilisation towards UN SDGs | London to host ICE/WFEO-led Global Engineering Congress 2018 https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2018/05/02/engineering-civilisation-towards-un-sdgs-london-to-host-ice-wfeo-led-global-engineering-congress-2018/

 

NUMBERisation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) | from 7,580,010,157 to 0 https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/numberisation-un-sustainable-development-goals-sdgs-from-jayawardena

 

Newcastle SDGs Conf | Public engagement as a promoter of policymakers’ uptake of sustainability research findings? https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2016/11/14/newcastle-conf-public-engagement-as-a-promoter-of-policymakers-uptake-of-sustainability-research-findings/

 

Wave Hypothesis for Sustainability ENGAGEMENT: In action | #SustyEngWAVE

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One event, 10 opportunities for SUSTAINABILITY ENGAGEMENT | Ashden Awards ride the WAVE Hypothesis https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/one-event-10-opportunities-sustainability-engagement-ride-asitha

 

INTERDISCIPLINARITY facilitation #IDLS

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Interdisciplinary Library for Sustainability https://idls.wordpress.com/

 

#KnowledgeJOURNALISM

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Taking sustainability RESEARCH to the public | Knowledge JOURNALISM press articles and news/ feature blogs https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/taking-sustainability-research-public-knowledge-press-jayawardena

 

STORYTELLING

 

Sustainability STORYTELLING #SustySTORY https://sustystory.wordpress.com

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Research STORYTELLING #ResearchSTORY

e.g. https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/research-story-set-nigeria-policy-making-energy-asitha-jayawardena

 

From The Sustainable University News website

 

A decade of Sustainable SYSTEMS | The Schumacher Institute holds a celebratory conference in Bristol https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2018/05/28/a-decade-of-sustainable-systems-the-schumacher-institute-holds-a-celebratory-conference-in-bristol/

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Complexity, Interdisciplinarity and Sustainable Prosperity shine at Food-Energy-Water-Environment Nexus Conference 2015 https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2015/12/07/complexity-interdisciplinarity-and-sustainable-prosperity-shine-at-food-energy-water-environment-nexus-conference-2015/

 

Limits to growth, audacity of hope and moral imagination reign at CUSP Reinventing Prosperity event in London https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2016/12/11/limits-to-growth-audacity-of-hope-and-moral-imagination-reign-at-cusp-reinventing-prosperity-event-in-london/

 

From The Sustainable University Library

 

SUSTAINABILITY | Is there a definition? If not, can we make one? https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/sustainability-definition-can-we-make-one-asitha-jayawardena

 

Father of London’s Sanitation Wonders, Civil Engineer Bazalgette in Numbers https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/father-londons-sanitation-wonders-civil-engineer-asitha-jayawardena?trk=portfolio_article-card_title

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STORY | A game of plates at ‘Growth vs. Earth’ Café | Who depends on whom? http://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20140407045738-101066234-a-game-of-plates-at-growth-vs-earth-caf%C3%A9-who-depends-on-whom

 

Al Gore’s keynote at Ashden Awards 2017 in London | 10 points to take home https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/al-gores-keynote-ashden-awards-2017-london-10-points-take-asitha

 

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LSBU Sustainability Research Group to host panel discussion | SDGs: from Global to Local

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NOTE: Text and graphics by Asitha Jayawardena (http://uk.linkedin.com/in/asithaj) as part of his Sustainable University One-stop Shop Experiment (http://www.sustainableuni.kk5.org/).

 

London South Bank University’s Sustainability Research Group of the Centre for Social Justice and Global Responsibility will host a panel discussion on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the university (Room DC12/13 in the Clarence Centre) on Thursday 28 June 2018 from 5 to 6.30pm.

 

This event is free to attend but prior booking is required. EventBrite page:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-sustainable-development-goals-from-global-to-local-tickets-46754916213

 

Titled ‘The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): from Global to Local’, this insightful discussion on the role of the SDGS in supporting and promoting a more sustainable world feature three distinguished speakers:

 

Hilary Macleod (Environmental educator and consultant from Queensland, Australia): Has worked with a number of key global agencies including UNESCO.

 

Dr Katherine Eames (Senior Sustainability Project Officer at the Greater London Authority): Currently co-ordinates the pan-London Mayor’s Entrepreneur competition, which supports London’s students to come up with innovative solutions for London to reduce carbon emissions.

 

Dr Paul Vare (Senior Lecturer, Research Development, School of Education, University of Gloucestershire): Has extensive international experience in the field of sustainability and his research and teaching specialism is the area of education and sustainable development.

 

The discussion will be followed by a reception for networking.

 

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

 

The 17 SDGs that the 193 member states of the UN signed up to in 2015 are ambitious in scope and, when taken together, they represent a real opportunity to develop a global strategy for localities to fight poverty and global inequality, and to tackle climate change and protect the environment.

 

LSBU Sustainability Research Group

 

Launched in November 2017 and hosted by LSBU School of Law and Social Sciences, the Sustainability Research Group on Policy, Practice and Pedagogy aims to achieve sustainability through research, education and action.

 

The group develops and promotes research and action on sustainability as a new and emerging interdisciplinary area, drawing from the social sciences as well as other disciplinary landscapes in order to address the complex, real-world wicked problems of today, such as climate change,  global inequality, forced migration, biodiversity loss, social and environmental justice.

 

Framed within the context of UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and UNESCO’s Global Action Plan (GAP), the group’s work is linked to the Centre for Social Justice and Global Responsibility at LSBU’s School of Law and Social Sciences.

 

Building on the work of the London Regional Centre of Expertise (RCE) on Education for Sustainability (EfS), which is hosted at LSBU, the group also links with the wider global RCE network of the UN University and UNESCO networks.

 

Note: Logos in the graphic are from respective websites.

 

More…

 

EventBrite page: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-sustainable-development-goals-from-global-to-local-tickets-46754916213

 

LSBU Centre for Social Justice and Global Responsibility http://www.lsbu.ac.uk/research/centres-groups/social-justice-global-responsibility

 

London RCE (Regional Centre of Expertise) on ESD (Education for Sustainable Development) https://londonrcenews.wordpress.com/

 

LSBU SDGs seminar & book launch | America has a latent potential to lead the world on Climate Change ~ Dr Atkinson https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2018/03/26/lsbu-sdgs-seminar-book-launch-america-has-a-latent-potential-to-lead-the-world-on-climate-change-dr-atkinson/

 

Engineering Civilisation towards UN SDGs | London to host ICE/WFEO-led Global Engineering Congress 2018 https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2018/05/02/engineering-civilisation-towards-un-sdgs-london-to-host-ice-wfeo-led-global-engineering-congress-2018/

 

BIG-NUMBER-SDGsNUMBERisation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) | from 7,580,010,157 to 0 https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/numberisation-un-sustainable-development-goals-sdgs-from-jayawardena

 

 

 

LSBU launches SUSTAINABILITY research group | Policy, Practice and Pedagogy https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2017/11/03/lsbu-launches-sustainability-research-group-policy-practice-and-pedagogy/

 

Newcastle SDGs Conf | Public engagement as a promoter of policymakers’ uptake of sustainability research findings? https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2016/11/14/newcastle-conf-public-engagement-as-a-promoter-of-policymakers-uptake-of-sustainability-research-findings/

 

EXPOSED! How UK football shaped UN Global Goals (or Sustainable Development Goals, SDGs) | Five facts https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/exposed-how-uk-football-shaped-un-global-goals-sdgs-five-jayawardena

 

LSBU MSc in Education for Sustainability | How it enriched my perspective http://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20140507110247-101066234-lsbu-msc-in-education-for-sustainability-how-it-enriched-my-perspective

 

Wave Hypothesis for Sustainability ENGAGEMENT | In action

BIG-Ashden-WH-MAINOne event, 10 opportunities for SUSTAINABILITY ENGAGEMENT | Ashden Awards ride the WAVE Hypothesis https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/one-event-10-opportunities-sustainability-engagement-ride-asitha

 

INTERDISCIPLINARITY facilitation for Sustainability Education and Research | #IDLS

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Interdisciplinary Library for Sustainability https://idls.wordpress.com/

 

Knowledge JOURNALISM for Sustainability | #KnowledgeJOURNALISM

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Taking sustainability RESEARCH to the public | Knowledge JOURNALISM press articles and news/ feature blogs https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/taking-sustainability-research-public-knowledge-press-jayawardena

 

Sustainability STORYTELLING | #SustySTORY

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Sustainability STORYTELLING website https://sustystory.wordpress.com

 

From The Sustainable University News website

 

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A decade of Sustainable SYSTEMS | The Schumacher Institute holds a celebratory conference in Bristol https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2018/05/28/a-decade-of-sustainable-systems-the-schumacher-institute-holds-a-celebratory-conference-in-bristol/

 

 

 

Complexity, Interdisciplinarity and Sustainable Prosperity shine at Food-Energy-Water-Environment Nexus Conference 2015 https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2015/12/07/complexity-interdisciplinarity-and-sustainable-prosperity-shine-at-food-energy-water-environment-nexus-conference-2015/

 

Limits to growth, audacity of hope and moral imagination reign at CUSP Reinventing Prosperity event in London https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2016/12/11/limits-to-growth-audacity-of-hope-and-moral-imagination-reign-at-cusp-reinventing-prosperity-event-in-london/

 

From The Sustainable University Library

 

BIG-ICE-BazalgetteFather of London’s Sanitation Wonders, Civil Engineer Bazalgette in Numbers https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/father-londons-sanitation-wonders-civil-engineer-asitha-jayawardena?trk=portfolio_article-card_title

 

 

 

STORY | The talking elephant and the SYSTEMS light | A modern folk tale (with two morals) https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/talking-elephant-systems-light-modern-folk-tale-two-jayawardena

 

STORY | A game of plates at ‘Growth vs. Earth’ Café | Who depends on whom? http://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20140407045738-101066234-a-game-of-plates-at-growth-vs-earth-caf%C3%A9-who-depends-on-whom

 

Al Gore’s keynote at Ashden Awards 2017 in London | 10 points to take home https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/al-gores-keynote-ashden-awards-2017-london-10-points-take-asitha

 

SUSTAINABILITY | Is there a definition? If not, can we make one? https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/sustainability-definition-can-we-make-one-asitha-jayawardena

 

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LSBU launches SUSTAINABILITY research group | Policy, Practice and Pedagogy

NOTE: Text, photographs and graphics by Asitha Jayawardena (http://uk.linkedin.com/in/asithaj) as part of his Sustainable University One-stop Shop Experiment (http://www.sustainableuni.kk5.org/). Logos are from websites of LSBU and RCE London.

 

London South Bank University (LSBU) launched a research group, ‘SUSTAINABILITY: Policy, Practice and Pedagogy’, in London on 2 November 2017.

 

Hosted by LSBU School of Law and Social Sciences, this Sustainability research group aims to achieve sustainability through research, education and action.

 

Sustainability through research, education and action

 

The group will develop and promote research and action on sustainability as a new and emerging interdisciplinary area which draws from the social sciences as well as other disciplinary landscapes in order to address the complex, real-world wicked problems of today, such as climate change,  global inequality, forced migration, biodiversity loss, social and environmental justice.

 

Framed within the context of UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and UNESCO’s Global Action Plan (GAP), the group’s work will be linked to the Centre for Social Justice and Global Responsibility at the School of Law and Social Sciences.

 

Building on the work of the London Regional Centre of Expertise (RCE) on Education for Sustainability (EfS), which is hosted at LSBU, the group will also link with the wider global RCE network of the UN University and UNESCO networks.

 

Inaugural meeting

 

Led by the group’s lead academics – Professor Ros Wade (LSBU Education for Sustainability EfS programme/ London RCE), Dr Glenn Strachan (LSBU EfS programme) and Lynn Vickery (London RCE) – the inaugural meeting was attended by academics from LSBU, the University of East London (UEL) and the University of Gloucestershire.

 

At this meeting, the participants developed a combined vision and sense of purpose in line with the Centre for Social Justice and Global Responsibility, developed a two-year research strategy for the group and a timetable of actions/ events for 2017-2018, and planned a publication or a journal on addressing the themes of the SDGs.

 

LSBU, a sustainability leader in higher education

 

As an active leader in sustainability in UK higher education, LSBU hosts the RCE London, which was launched at the university in 2009. With RCE London, it hosted European RCE meeting 2016 on 23 and 24 June 2016.

LSBU and RCE London host European RCE Meeting 2016 https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2016/09/27/lsbu-and-rce-london-host-european-rce-meeting-2016/

 

Notable among other conferences that the university has co-hosted with RCE London is the ESD London Conference 2014.

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ESD London Conference | Sustainability is a core theme in higher education today and will remain so tomorrow, says VC LSBU https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2014/06/15/esd-london-conference-sustainability-is-a-core-theme-in-higher-education-today-and-will-remain-so-tomorrow-says-vc-lsbu/

 

LSBU is also home to the pioneering masters course in Education for Sustainability, which celebrated 21st anniversary in early 2017.

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Education for Sustainability (EfS) | Pioneering LSBU course celebrates 21st anniversary https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2017/02/09/education-for-sustainability-efs-pioneering-lsbu-course-celebrates-21st-anniversary/

 

The university also hosts seminars by sustainability leaders and an example is the talk by eminent environmentalist and writer Jonathon Porritt CBE in 2015.

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Universities have an obligation to empower students to deal with climate change, says Porritt at LSBU https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2015/10/20/universities-have-an-obligation-to-empower-graduates-to-deal-with-climate-change-says-porritt-at-lsbu/

 

More…

 

Sustainability at LSBU http://www.lsbu.ac.uk/about-us/sustainability

 

London Regional Centre of Expertise (RCE) on Education for Sustainability (EfS) https://londonrcenews.wordpress.com/

 

LSBU Masters programme in Education for Sustainability (EfS) http://www.lsbu.ac.uk/courses/course-finder/education-sustainability-msc

 

Wave Hypothesis for Sustainability Engagement

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Wave Hypothesis for SUSTAINABILITY Engagement across boundaries – illustrated with examples https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/wave-hypothesis-sustainability-engagement-across-asitha-jayawardena

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One event, 10 opportunities for SUSTAINABILITY ENGAGEMENT | Ashden Awards ride the WAVE Hypothesis https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/one-event-10-opportunities-sustainability-engagement-ride-asitha

 

Interdisciplinarity for Sustainability Education and Research

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Interdisciplinary Library for Sustainability https://idls.wordpress.com/about/ (under construction)

 

Sustainability STORYTELLING

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Sustainability Storytelling website | https://sustystory.wordpress.com/

 

Knowledge JOURNALISM for Sustainability

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Taking sustainability RESEARCH to the public | Knowledge JOURNALISM press articles and news/ feature blogs https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/taking-sustainability-research-public-knowledge-press-jayawardena

 

PRESS ARTICLES based on:

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Asitha’s Poetry

Part of #SUpoetry | https://supoetry.wordpress.com/

 

Destroy parent system? Growth for the Dead! https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/destroy-parent-system-growth-dead-asitha-jayawardena

 

Humans, save yourselves from climate change ~ Mother Nature https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/humans-save-yourselves-from-climate-change-mother-asitha-jayawardena

 

POETRY | CLIMATE CHANGE | Will we change? Yes, we will, says Al Gore https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/climate-change-we-yes-says-al-gore-asitha-jayawardena

 

So growth isn’t supreme if it’s not green? https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/so-growth-isnt-supreme-asitha-jayawardena

 

Let’s leave foolish humanity alone ~ Aliens https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/lets-leave-foolish-humanity-alone-aliens-asitha-jayawardena

 

From The Sustainable University News website

 

Newcastle Conf | Public engagement as a promoter of policymakers’ uptake of sustainability research findings? https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2016/11/14/newcastle-conf-public-engagement-as-a-promoter-of-policymakers-uptake-of-sustainability-research-findings/

 

Complexity, Interdisciplinarity and Sustainable Prosperity shine at Food-Energy-Water-Environment Nexus Conference 2015 https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2015/12/07/complexity-interdisciplinarity-and-sustainable-prosperity-shine-at-food-energy-water-environment-nexus-conference-2015/

 

Limits to growth, audacity of hope and moral imagination reign at CUSP Reinventing Prosperity event in London https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2016/12/11/limits-to-growth-audacity-of-hope-and-moral-imagination-reign-at-cusp-reinventing-prosperity-event-in-london/

 

Sustainable Lifestyles conference | Good life of the good person is only possible in a good society, says Prof Jackson https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2014/06/09/sustainable-lifestyles-conference-good-life-of-the-good-person-is-only-possible-in-a-good-society-says-prof-jackson/

 

UCL Grand Challenges celebration | How does Civilisation get to 22nd century without collapse? asks Professor Price https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2014/10/21/ucl-grand-challenges-celebration-how-does-civilisation-get-to-22nd-century-without-collapse-asks-professor-price/

 

From The Sustainable University Library

 

LSBU MSc in Education for Sustainability | How it enriched my perspective http://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20140507110247-101066234-lsbu-msc-in-education-for-sustainability-how-it-enriched-my-perspective

 

SUSTAINABILITY | Is there a definition? If not, can we make one? https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/sustainability-definition-can-we-make-one-asitha-jayawardena

 

STORY | A game of plates at ‘Growth vs. Earth’ Café | Who depends on whom? http://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20140407045738-101066234-a-game-of-plates-at-growth-vs-earth-caf%C3%A9-who-depends-on-whom

 

STORY | Paris climate change deal costs Earth a galactic award, reveals an alien letter to the UN https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/paris-climate-change-deal-costs-earth-galactic-award-un-jayawardena

 

STORY | The talking elephant and the SYSTEMS light | A modern folk tale (with two morals) https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/talking-elephant-systems-light-modern-folk-tale-two-jayawardena

 

The business case for sustainability | What CEOs of Unilever, M&S and TUI say https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/business-case-sustainability-what-ceos-unilever-ms-tui-jayawardena

 

Sustainability Engagement | Seven INNOVATION secrets discovered through my Sustainable University experiment https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/sustainability-engagement-seven-innovation-secrets-my-jayawardena

 

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Wave Hypothesis for SUSTAINABILITY Engagement across boundaries https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/wave-hypothesis-sustainability-engagement-across-asitha-jayawardena

The Sustainable University Support (SUS) Model https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/university-aspiring-do-better-sustainability-sus-hand-jayawardena

LinkedIn Group | SUSTAINABILITY | Education, Research & Engagement https://www.linkedin.com/groups/8102240/profile

Twitter @SustainableUni1 | #SustyEngWAVE #SustySTORY #KnowledgeJOURNALISM #SUpoetry #SUquotes #SUnews #SUSmodel

E.F. Schumacher’s 40th anniversary Conference | All SYSTEMS Go: SUSTAINABILITY in the 21st Century

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The Schumacher Institute will hold a one-day conference, titled ‘All Systems Go: Sustainability in the 21st Century’, in Bristol (Trinity Centre, Trinity Road, Bristol BS2 0NW) on 6 September 2017 (10am–5pm).

 

This commemorative event of the 40th anniversary of E.F. Schumacher will take a positive look at what is happening in the sustainability and social justice movements.

 

The programme is structured around the institute’s four themes:

  • Living Futures | What is the future we want and how do we get there
  • Prepare for Change| Facing up to inevitable changes, how do we cope
  • People Matter| Making sure that what we do is inclusive and values the human spirit
  • Making Sense| The promotion of systems sciences, transdisciplinarity and participation

 

E.F Schumacher

 

An internationally influential thinker with a systems perspective of the world, E.F Schumacher developed a series of connected ideas in energy, work, technology, development, organisation and ownership, education, traditional wisdom and spirituality. His seminal book, Small is Beautiful, was published in 1973 – four years before his death.

 

The Schumacher Institute

 

The Schumacher Institute for Sustainable Systems is an independent think-tank based in Bristol, UK, working towards a world of reducing inequality that provides for everyone within the limits of the planet.

 

The Institute builds on the ideas of E. F. Schumacher, particularly appropriate technology at the right scale, local actions, peace and non-violent approaches, simplicity and the sense that all people matter.

 

More….

 

Conference page (for registration) https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/all-systems-go-tickets-36018935606

 

The Schumacher Institute http://www.schumacherinstitute.org.uk/

 

Systems Learning | Systems thinking for a sustainable future http://www.systemslearning.org

 

E. F. Schumacher on Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E._F._Schumacher

 

What is a system? From flu via oil to recession… https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/what-system-from-flu-via-oil-recession-asitha-jayawardena

 

STORY | The talking elephant and the SYSTEMS light | A modern folk tale (with two morals) https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/talking-elephant-systems-light-modern-folk-tale-two-jayawardena

 

POETRY | Destroy parent system? Growth for the Dead! https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/destroy-parent-system-growth-dead-asitha-jayawardena

 

STORY | A game of plates at ‘Growth vs. Earth’ Café | Who depends on whom? http://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20140407045738-101066234-a-game-of-plates-at-growth-vs-earth-caf%C3%A9-who-depends-on-whom

 

Wave Hypothesis for Sustainability Engagement

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Wave Hypothesis for SUSTAINABILITY Engagement across boundaries – illustrated with examples https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/wave-hypothesis-sustainability-engagement-across-asitha-jayawardena

 

New websites of the Sustainable University Experiment

 

Facilitation of Interdisciplinarity for Sustainability Education and Research

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Interdisciplinary Library for Sustainability https://idls.wordpress.com/ (under construction)

 

Sustainability through Science & Research COMMUNICATION (Knowledge journalism)

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Sustainability Communication website | https://sustycomm.wordpress.com/

 

Knowledge JOURNALISM for Sustainability | Four types of press articles with experts as resource persons https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/knowledge-journalism-sustainability-four-types-press-jayawardena

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Sustainability Education and Engagement through STORYTELLING

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Sustainability Storytelling website | https://sustystory.wordpress.com/

 

Asitha’s Poetry

Part of #SUpoetry | https://supoetry.wordpress.com/

 

CLIMATE CHANGE | Will we change? Yes, we will, says Al Gore https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/climate-change-we-yes-says-al-gore-asitha-jayawardena

 

Humans, save yourselves from climate change ~ Mother Nature https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/humans-save-yourselves-from-climate-change-mother-asitha-jayawardena

 

Destroy parent system? Growth for the Dead! https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/destroy-parent-system-growth-dead-asitha-jayawardena

 

So growth isn’t supreme if it’s not green? https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/so-growth-isnt-supreme-asitha-jayawardena

 

Let’s leave foolish humanity alone ~ Aliens https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/lets-leave-foolish-humanity-alone-aliens-asitha-jayawardena

 

From The Sustainable University News website

 

Complexity, Interdisciplinarity and Sustainable Prosperity shine at Food-Energy-Water-Environment Nexus Conference 2015 https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2015/12/07/complexity-interdisciplinarity-and-sustainable-prosperity-shine-at-food-energy-water-environment-nexus-conference-2015/

 

 

Newcastle Conf | Public engagement as a promoter of policymakers’ uptake of sustainability research findings? https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2016/11/14/newcastle-conf-public-engagement-as-a-promoter-of-policymakers-uptake-of-sustainability-research-findings/

 

Limits to growth, audacity of hope and moral imagination reign at CUSP Reinventing Prosperity event in London https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2016/12/11/limits-to-growth-audacity-of-hope-and-moral-imagination-reign-at-cusp-reinventing-prosperity-event-in-london/

 

Education for Sustainability (EfS) | Pioneering LSBU course celebrates 21st anniversary https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2017/02/09/education-for-sustainability-efs-pioneering-lsbu-course-celebrates-21st-anniversary/

 

UCL Grand Challenges celebration | How does Civilisation get to 22nd century without collapse? asks Professor Price https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2014/10/21/ucl-grand-challenges-celebration-how-does-civilisation-get-to-22nd-century-without-collapse-asks-professor-price/

 

From The Sustainable University Library

 

LSBU MSc in Education for Sustainability | How it enriched my perspective http://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20140507110247-101066234-lsbu-msc-in-education-for-sustainability-how-it-enriched-my-perspective

 

Making UCL Grand Challenges even grander | Seven questions, one answer https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/20141112160707-101066234-making-ucl-grand-challenges-even-grander-seven-questions-one-answer

 

STORY | Paris climate change deal costs Earth a galactic award, reveals an alien letter to the UN https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/paris-climate-change-deal-costs-earth-galactic-award-un-jayawardena

 

Embedding sustainability in the curriculum – Gloucestershire style | Nine projects, from Fashion through Sports to Religion https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/20140901134854-101066234-embedding-sustainability-in-the-curriculum-gloucestershire-style-nine-projects-from-fashion-through-sports-to-religion

 

Civil and Structural Engineering | PRESS ARTICLES (including sustainability-related) with experts as resource persons https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/civil-structural-engineering-press-articles-including-jayawardena

 

Sustainability Engagement | Seven INNOVATION secrets discovered through my Sustainable University experiment https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/sustainability-engagement-seven-innovation-secrets-my-jayawardena

 

Making sense of sustainability (or sustainable development) | A look at seven definitions http://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20140414095133-101066234-making-sense-of-sustainability-or-sustainable-development-a-look-at-seven-definitions

 

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The Sustainable University Support (SUS) Model https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/university-aspiring-do-better-sustainability-sus-hand-jayawardena

LinkedIn Group | SUSTAINABILITY | Education, Research & Engagement https://www.linkedin.com/groups/8102240/profile

Twitter | https://twitter.com/sustainableuni1

UEL Research & Knowledge Exchange Conference 2017 | Building Interdisciplinarity & Collaboration

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The University of East London (UEL) Research and Knowledge Exchange Conference 2017, titled ‘Co-creating the Research Environment: Building Interdisciplinarity & Collaboration’, will take place in London (University Square Stratford Campus, 1 Salway Place, London E15 1NF) on 6 July 2017, 10am to 4.30pm.

 

This year’s conference will focus on building the university’s research environment to encompass the challenges and opportunities for interdisciplinary research and the identification and building of cross/inter/multi-disciplinary research ideas.

 

Dr Lisa Mooney (Pro Vice-Chancellor, Research and Knowledge Exchange, UEL) will deliver the keynote and the other key elements of the programme includes two sets of parallel sessions, a session on interdisciplinary case studies, Q&A sessions, a poster session and networking opportunities.

 

Parallel sessions 1:

  • Global Challenges | Chair: Prof Tine van Bortel
  • Data, Manipulation and Hacking | Chair: Prof Andrew Ravenscroft
  • Human/ Machine Interaction | Chair: Prof John Preston
  • Culture and Practice | Chair: Prof Stephen Maddison
  • Work | Chair: Prof Erika Calvo

 

Parallel sessions 2:

  • Risk | Chair: Prof Duncan Turner
  • Languages, Signals and Understanding | Chair: Prof Mansour Moniri
  • Perspectives on Wellbeing | Chair: Prof Cynthia Fu
  • Place Making | Chair: Prof Stuart Connop

 

The event intends to provide more opportunities to convene with others and discuss current or emerging areas of mutual interest and synergy rather than focusing on the presentation of traditional papers.

 

The event is FREE to attend but prior registration is required (see link below).

 

 

More…

 

Eventbrite page for registration https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/uel-research-conference-2017-tickets-35559805335

 

Research | University of East London (UEL) https://www.uel.ac.uk/research

 

UEL Research, Innovation and Enterprise https://uelresearch.wordpress.com/

 

Wave Hypothesis for Sustainability Engagement

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Wave Hypothesis for SUSTAINABILITY Engagement across boundaries – illustrated with examples https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/wave-hypothesis-sustainability-engagement-across-asitha-jayawardena

 

New websites of the Sustainable University Experiment

 

Facilitation of Interdisciplinarity for Sustainability Education and Research

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Interdisciplinary Library for Sustainability https://idls.wordpress.com/about/ (under construction)

 

Sustainability Education and Engagement through STORYTELLING

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Sustainability Storytelling website | https://sustystory.wordpress.com/

 

Sustainability through Science & Research COMMUNICATION (Knowledge journalism)

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Sustainability Communication website | https://sustycomm.wordpress.com/

Press articles:

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PRESS ARTICLES based on:

 

Asitha’s Poetry

Part of #SUpoetry | https://supoetry.wordpress.com/

 

CLIMATE CHANGE | Will we change? Yes, we will, says Al Gore https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/climate-change-we-yes-says-al-gore-asitha-jayawardena

 

Destroy parent system? Growth for the Dead! https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/destroy-parent-system-growth-dead-asitha-jayawardena

 

Humans, save yourselves from climate change ~ Mother Nature https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/humans-save-yourselves-from-climate-change-mother-asitha-jayawardena

 

So growth isn’t supreme if it’s not green? https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/so-growth-isnt-supreme-asitha-jayawardena

 

Let’s leave foolish humanity alone ~ Aliens https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/lets-leave-foolish-humanity-alone-aliens-asitha-jayawardena

 

From The Sustainable University News website

 

Ashden Conference 2017 | International Winners showcase work on Scaling Clean Energy innovation https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2017/06/14/ashden-conference-2017-international-winners-showcase-work-on-scaling-clean-energy-innovation/

 

Limits to growth, audacity of hope and moral imagination reign at CUSP Reinventing Prosperity event in London https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2016/12/11/limits-to-growth-audacity-of-hope-and-moral-imagination-reign-at-cusp-reinventing-prosperity-event-in-london/

 

Complexity, Interdisciplinarity and Sustainable Prosperity shine at Food-Energy-Water-Environment Nexus Conference 2015 https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2015/12/07/complexity-interdisciplinarity-and-sustainable-prosperity-shine-at-food-energy-water-environment-nexus-conference-2015/

 

Newcastle Conf | Public engagement as a promoter of policymakers’ uptake of sustainability research findings? https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2016/11/14/newcastle-conf-public-engagement-as-a-promoter-of-policymakers-uptake-of-sustainability-research-findings/

 

Education for Sustainability (EfS) | Pioneering LSBU course celebrates 21st anniversary https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2017/02/09/education-for-sustainability-efs-pioneering-lsbu-course-celebrates-21st-anniversary/

 

UCL Grand Challenges celebration | How does Civilisation get to 22nd century without collapse? asks Professor Price https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2014/10/21/ucl-grand-challenges-celebration-how-does-civilisation-get-to-22nd-century-without-collapse-asks-professor-price/

 

ESD London Conference | Sustainability is a core theme in higher education today and will remain so tomorrow, says VC LSBU https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2014/06/15/esd-london-conference-sustainability-is-a-core-theme-in-higher-education-today-and-will-remain-so-tomorrow-says-vc-lsbu/

 

From The Sustainable University Library

 

LSBU MSc in Education for Sustainability | How it enriched my perspective http://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20140507110247-101066234-lsbu-msc-in-education-for-sustainability-how-it-enriched-my-perspective

 

STORY | Paris climate change deal costs Earth a galactic award, reveals an alien letter to the UN https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/paris-climate-change-deal-costs-earth-galactic-award-un-jayawardena

 

Making UCL Grand Challenges even grander | Seven questions, one answer https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/20141112160707-101066234-making-ucl-grand-challenges-even-grander-seven-questions-one-answer

 

Embedding sustainability in the curriculum – Gloucestershire style | Nine projects, from Fashion through Sports to Religion https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/20140901134854-101066234-embedding-sustainability-in-the-curriculum-gloucestershire-style-nine-projects-from-fashion-through-sports-to-religion

 

STORY | The talking elephant and the SYSTEMS light | A modern folk tale (with two morals) https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/talking-elephant-systems-light-modern-folk-tale-two-jayawardena

 

Civil and Structural Engineering | PRESS ARTICLES (including sustainability-related) with experts as resource persons https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/civil-structural-engineering-press-articles-including-jayawardena

 

What is a system? From flu via oil to recession… https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/what-system-from-flu-via-oil-recession-asitha-jayawardena

 

Sustainability-oriented poetry | Ten unforgettable pieces from Byron to Tennyson https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/20140421183727-101066234-sustainability-oriented-poetry-ten-unforgettable-pieces-from-byron-to-tennyson

 

STORY | A game of plates at ‘Growth vs. Earth’ Café | Who depends on whom? http://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20140407045738-101066234-a-game-of-plates-at-growth-vs-earth-caf%C3%A9-who-depends-on-whom

 

Sustainability Engagement | Seven INNOVATION secrets discovered through my Sustainable University experiment https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/sustainability-engagement-seven-innovation-secrets-my-jayawardena

 

Making sense of sustainability (or sustainable development) | A look at seven definitions http://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20140414095133-101066234-making-sense-of-sustainability-or-sustainable-development-a-look-at-seven-definitions

 

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