Green Project Showcase – Celebrate World Environment Day with Us
Green Project Showcase – Celebrate World Environment Day with Us
Adelaide Carpool is a free, web based service for city based organisations that want to support their staff to share their drive to work. Adelaide Carpool is a joint initiative of the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure and Adelaide City Council and is open to selected workplaces in the Adelaide CBD, including the University of Adelaide.
The service is for anyone who wants to save money, share their drive and reduce their carbon footprint while travelling to work. It takes two minutes to join and then you will be matched with other people who live close by or are travelling in the same direction.
See us at the Registration Event – Tuesday 14 May
9.30am – 11.30am, Hub Central
Fair Trade Fortnight Forum is back after last year’s very successful and thought provoking event.
Get to the Napier GO3 at 5.30pm to find out more about Fair Trade and have your say. Panellists include:
Dr Jayne Curnow – an anthropologist who is a lecturer at the University of Adelaide in the fields of anthropology and development studies, and also a research leader at the Indo-Pacific Governance Research Centre
Dr Sam Wells – a senior lecturer in Business at the University of Adelaide who is a Rhodes Scholar and has a keen interest in sustainability
Mr Matt Lazarous – owner of Fair Espresso, Adelaide’s Fairtrade & Organic Espresso Bar
Ms Judee Adams – Campaign and Engagement Coordinator for SA and NT, Oxfam Australia
Fair Trade tea, coffee and baked goods will be available. For more information please contact the Fair Trade Collective of Students here.
The Kings Ballroom
357 King William Street(Cnr of King William & Sturt Street)
Map and Directions
Our guest speaker for May is Geoff Gourley.
Geoff is a leading Global Social Entrepreneur and now Executive Director of Sustainability Drinks Australia. As founder and company director of numerous other organisations and a board member of the United Nations Association of Australia (UNAA) Vic. Geoff has extensive experience and perspectives within the sustainability field.
Raised in country Victoria in the heart of the coal mining, electricity generation and pine plantation region, he has a strong and founded passion for community service, protecting the environment and creating a sustainable planet. His personal mission is to lead, develop and influence business and community toward a sustainable future. Join Geoff at Adelaide Sustainability Drinks and learn about the exciting new vision for Sustainability Drinks Australia along with experiences and insights into sustainable development within built environments and sustainability leadership.
Soufiane Rboub is a staff member at the International Student Centre and is embarking on a project to collect unwanted laptops to send to underprivileged school children in Morocco’s rural areas.
“I believe in standard education as we know it but most importantly believe in providing the tools and opportunities to access education and information. There is a huge difference between the developed and underdeveloped countries in terms of accessing free sources of education, this is called the ‘Digital Divide’. I am hoping that by offering school children a laptop with pre-loaded education software, they will be able to gain access to information which will allow them to unlock their skills and potential capabilities.” – Soufiane Rboub
If you would like to help Soufiane in this great project by donating a laptop, please contact him at Soufiane.Rboub@adelaide.edu.au or by contacting Dutch Association (Solidari sans Frontieres) via Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/SolidariSaforg/139063059441743 who are assisting in distributing school bags to children in the rural areas of Morocco.
All data will be erased and loaded with Free education software before they are sent to Morocco.
Ecoversity is hosting a ReUSEathon event next week on Wednesday 10 April on the Barr Smith Lawns.
This event is designed to provide new homes for unwanted items and save office space.
If you have any unwanted stationery items, office equipment or kitchen items you no longer need or use, please arrange for items to be sent to the Barr Smith Lawns between 9am – 11am on Wednesday 10 April. All items will be displayed from 10am onwards and offered free to anyone wanting to reuse them. Any left-over items will be sent to charity.
• Good quality, useful items
• Stationary, folders, dividers and paper
• Other office items
• Relevant reference material (eg: books or journals)
• Kitchen items, crockery and cutlery
WE CANNOT TAKE:
• Tables, chairs or big items (i.e. items that student’s can’t pick up and take home)
• Electrical equipment
• Your entire back-catalogue of early-80’s reference books
Over the past 2 years at these events, 100′s of staff and students found useful items. If you have any queries please contact us at email@example.com.
The annual Fair Trade and Social Justice Expo at the University of Adelaide is on again!
The Fair Trade and Social Justice Expo is a popular event on campus which draws crowds of staff and students over the day. The primary goal of the Expo is to encourage the university community to engage with local groups to affect positive social and sustainable change in our communities, particularly through volunteering, advocacy and consumer choices.
Features food, live music, entertainment and more!
Where: Barr Smith Lawns, North Tce Campus (Enter via Gate 10 Victoria Drive)
Who: University Community of the University of Adelaide
When: Wednesday 20 March 2013, 11am-2pm
For more information about this event please contact Sarah Swan, Adelaide University Social Justice Officer or the Fair Trade Collective of Students.
SA Branch March 18th Meeting- Insulating for thermal and sound control
When: Monday 18th March.
Time: 7.30pm sharp.
Where: Goodwood Community Centre (Banquet Hall), 32/34 Rosa St, Goodwood SA (Goodwood Community Centre is convenient to the tram (stop 3), buses and train. Enter the car park via Florence St.).
Entry fee: ATA members $2. Non-members $5. Tea, coffee and biscuits provided.
Presenter: Peter Oag of Cosywrap Insulation Services.
Following his highly popular presentation to the ATA a few years ago, Peter will discuss current materials and installation techniques for thermal and sound insulation. Topics include:
Questions and Answers There’s a lot of knowledge amongst ATA members so come along with your queries or information to share. Following the presentation we encourage questions and discussion about energy and other aspects of sustainable living. This may be enquires such as: ‘Where can I find it?’ Or ‘How do I do it?’ It may also be information such as: ‘Here’s a product I recommend.’ Or ‘This is how you do it’.
Is hydraulic fracturing polluting our water? How dangerous is nuclear? Will we run out of oil? Can we clean up coal? Will renewables power our future? Get the straight answers to today’s most important energy questions in Switch, the acclaimed new documentary and web video series.
Film screening of SWITCH will be playing at the University of Adelaide, Scott Theatre, March 12 at 6pm
Q&A Session will follow with Director Harry Lynch
Register for FREE tickets here: http://adelaideswitch.eventbrite.com/
In Switch, energy visionary Dr. Scott Tinker travels the world, exploring leading energy sites from coal to solar, oil to biofuels, most of them highly restricted and never before seen on film. He seeks the truth from the international leaders of government, industry and academia. In the end, he cuts through the confusion to discover a path to our energy future as surprising as it is practical.
Watch the trailer here: www.switchenergyproject.com/aboutfilm.php
Switch will screen at 250 universities across the globe as part of the GSA Switch Energy Awareness & Efficiency Program, which also includes a campus ambassador program and efficiency drive.
Building on a successful US theatrical and university run, Switch premieres in Australia March 10‐17, 2013. Director Harry Lynch will be at the University of Adelaide screening and others to introduce the film and lead a Q&A after.
Join the Adelaide Sustainability Drinks Team and take part in Clean Up Australia Day, Sunday 3 March.
Clean Up site is River Street, Hindmarsh – meeting at 10am opposite the Jolly Miller Hotel.
If you are interested in taking part please RSVP here.
More information about Clean Up Australia Day here.