terça-feira, 18 de janeiro de 2011

Edimburgo - Grassroots Climate Exchange, 18 – 19 March 2011

Grassroots Climate Exchange: Universities, Colleges and the Green Transition

Friday 18 – Saturday 19 March 2011 at the University of Edinburgh

How can staff and students make the necessary changes to achieve a low carbon world? Inspired by student groups, students’ associations, and the growing Transition movement, colleges and universities are leading the way. In March 2011 we will gather in Edinburgh to share practical-action solutions to climate change.

segunda-feira, 17 de janeiro de 2011

Can Universities lead 'transition'?

Can Universities make the move towards, or even lead 'transition'?

A National Weekend Conference
West Downs Centre, Winchester
February 5-6 2011

Here are some of the ideas we have for plenaries and workshops so far:
  • An opening roundtable discussion on what’s wrong with UK Universities plc
  • Curricula for an era of climate change and crisis
  • Energy descent on Campus and renewable energy projects
  • Us and the community (i): Useful research and positive action
  • Us and the community (ii): Food, water and community gardens
  • Us and the community (iii) Making the necessary world-wide links with the poor and dispossessed
  • Debate: Are we fighting the establishment, or finding grounds for collaboration with it?
  • The travel conundrum: Getting to work, going to far-away conferences
  • Boffins or bodgers, who are the champions of the necessary step change?
  • Final Plenary: Where do we go from here?
+info no Sítio oficial
(estamos a contactar a organização para pedir a cobertura web-TV, de modo a podermos acompanhar/participar a partir da U.M.)