LSBU Sustainability and Climate Action Events Series - Consumption, Economics, Education & Wellbeing

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About this event

Date: 04 November 2020 - 06 November 2020
Location: This event will be delivered virtually.
Time: All day
Price: Free
Telephone: Please email
Organiser: LSBU

This year, LSBU is hosting a series of  three events on Sustainability and Climate Action. We are dedicated to protecting our planet and society. We promise to become a university of the future - one that is conscious, one that is responsible and one that is sustainable. We’re proud of the progress we have made, but we're not even close to done!

Consumption, Economics, Education and Well-being (4 - 6 Nov 2020)

Part Two of this event series will focus on the themes of consumption, economics, education & wellbeing. The consumer market is changing rapidly. There's been a rise of veganism, entire nations are boycotting single use plastic and we are seeing the emergence of closed-looped design to eradicate waste from large corporations and new start-ups alike.

This consumer action is fuelled by a rise in eco-anxiety and with businesses response to the scientific data with creative solutions. Rethinking an economy to stop environmental damage will be better for all our mental-health and wellbeing interventions and tools for improving & maintaining these are a key factor in sustainability. Education for sustainable development is at the heart of societial transformation, encouraging individuals, organisations & communities in adopting more sustainable and climate conscious behaviours.

Similar to Part One, we'll hear from LSBU's own leaders and experts in these fields, along with a host of external influential professionals, who will showcase their work, experience and expertise in these fields as they demonstrate their commitment to tackling the major issues in sustainability and climate change.

So far, we have the following keynote speakers confirmed...

And sessions including....

  • Initial findings from a UK-wide study of module descriptors for business and management programs and evidence of sustainability in the UK
  • Responsible Futures: Skills and Competencies for University Community Wellbeing and Student Employability
  • Being bad to do good: using reverse psychology to embed Life Cycle Thinking and knowledge of Sustainable Development Goals in design and engineering curricula
  • You're Not What You Think: How to Manage the Internal Self-Critic
  • Mental health ecologies: space, design and lived experiences of distress’
  • Interventions for sustained absence from substance misuse
  • Ways you can maintain and sustain your mental health and wellbeing

We will update this page with more information as we secure more speakers and content.

This conference will be delivered online using Zoom Webinar. The joining information will be circulated around a week before the event to those who have registered.  This will be one link to access all of the sessions and you are free to drop in to the ones that interest you.

This is Part Two of a series of events. The final event in this series is:

  • Food, Water and Politics (13 - 15 Jan 2021). To register, please click here.

Part One was focused on Climate, Carbon, Energy and Resources. We will add the link to a YouTube playlist here shortly so that you can watch the sessions that took place.

Each event in the series is a stand-alone event. You do not need to have attended any of the previous events in order to register/attend.

Some key messages from our first event (PDF File 283 KB).