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Sussex Sustainability Assembly | 19 February

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The first ever Sussex Sustainability Assembly, co-organised by the Students’ Union and Sussex University and led by your Society and Citizenship Officer, Ijlal  will take place on Wednesday 19 February from 1pm - 5.30pm.

Book your seat and come along for the whole afternoon, or for individual sessions, and become part of the campus community taking action towards a more sustainable Sussex!

Between sessions there will be short presentations from students and staff, and plenty of time for questions, comments and debate. There will also be refreshments - be sustainable and bring along your own cup!

Draft programme

13.00-14.00: Session 1: Towards Sustainability
Introduction and Chair: Ijlal Khalid, Society and Citizenship Officer, Students’ Union
Introduction: Adam Tickell, Vice-Chancellor, University of Sussex
Sustainability: Melissa Lazenby, Lecturer in Climate Change, Global Studies
Climate Breakdown: Harry Jenkinson, BA Anthropology & Inernational Develeopment, Global Studies
Biodiversity Crisis: Sam Ruggiero-Cakir, MSc Zoology, Life Sciences

14.00-15.00: Session 2: Living and Working Sustainably at Sussex
Chair: Jason Oliver, Director of IT
Buildings: Matthew Arnold, Energy and Environmental Manager, Sussex Estates and Facilities
Mobility/transport/academic flying: Charlotte Rae, Lecturer, Psychology
Food: Martha Knott, MSc Global Biodiversity Conservation, Life Sciences

15.00-15.30: Break 
Refreshments will be served in the Jubilee café area.

15.30-16.30: Session 3: Sustainability Education, Research and Engagement at Sussex
Chair: Ananya Tiwari, MSc in Climate Change, Development & Policy, Institute for Development Studies
Research: Joseph Alcamo, Director, Sussex Sustainability Research Programme
Living Lab: Chris Sandom, Lecturer, Life Sciences
Community Engagement: Monique Forbes-Broomes, Students’ Union

16.30-17.30: Session 4: Next Steps for Sussex
Chair: Jörn Scharlemann, Professor of Conservation Science, Life Sciences
Vinita Damodaran, Professor of History
Adam Tickell, Vice-Chancellor
Filip Vasilijevic, President, Students’ Union
Veronica Wignall, PhD Researcher, Life Sciences

A complete programme will be publicised soon.

 

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