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Register now for the Sussex Sustainability Assembly on 19 February

How can we make Sussex a sustainable campus?
How can we address the climate emergency?
What is sustainability anyway?

The Sustainability Assembly - co-organised by the University and Students’ Union - will offer insights into the climate and biodiversity crises; outline what the University is already doing; and discuss what more we could be doing collectively and individually.

The Assembly (rescheduled from November 2019) will seek to identify a series of priority actions, to be taken up by the University and Students’ Union.

Please register now 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.

In between there will be short presentations from students and staff, and plenty of time for questions, comments and debate.


13.00    Session 1: Towards Sustainability

Introduction and Chair: Ijlal Khalid (Society and Citizenship Officer, SSU)Introduction: Adam Tickell (Vice Chancellor)Sustainability: Melissa Lazenby (Lecturer in Climate Change, Global Studies)Climate Breakdown: Harry Jenkinson (BA Anthropology & International Development, Global Studies)Biodiversity Crisis: Sam Ruggiero-Cakir (MSc Zoology, Life Sciences)

14.00    Session 2: Living and Working Sustainably at Sussex

Chair: Jason Oliver (Director of IT)Buildings: Matthew Arnold (Energy and Environmental Manager, SEF)Food: Martha Knott (MSc Global Biodiversity Conservation, Life Sciences)Single use plastic: Megan Youngs (BA Geography, Global Studies)Mobility: Charlotte Rae (Lecturer, Psychology)

15.00    Break. Refreshments in the Jubilee café area. Please bring your own mug to reduce waste.

15.30    Session 3: Sustainability Research, Education & 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 (Senior Lecturer, Life Sciences)Community Engagement: Monique Forbes-Broomes & Becca Finney Environmental Lead, SSU)Mental health: Kotryna Vaičiulionytė (BA International Relations and Development, Global Studies)

16.30    Session 4: Next Steps for Sussex

Chair: Jörn Scharlemann (Professor of Conservation Science, Life Sciences)Panel discussion with: Vinita Damodaran (Professor of South Asian History, History), Adam Tickell (Vice-Chancellor), Filip Vasilijevic (President, SSU), Veronica Wignall (PhD Researcher, Life Sciences)

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By: Sean Armstrong
Last updated: Tuesday, 18 February 2020