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Climate Action Week

7 - 15 October 2017

Get involved

To celebrate Global Climate Change Week, we're hosting various climate action events on campus. 

Get involved and start taking positive climate action today.

Want to share an event? Contact environment@monash.edu

  • 7 Oct: MSD Summit

    Meet other sustainability-minded students at Monash who are passionate about making a difference at the Monash Sustainable Development Summit. Do you have ideas on how to maintain a sustainable future for Australia and the world? Share your ideas and network with other students and researchers.

  • 10 Oct: Real Climate Action

    Find out how Monash is leading the way to a 100% renewable future. Join Tony Fullelove (Program Director, Monash Energy Transformation) and Jacek Jasieniak (Director, Monash Energy Systems and Materials Institute) as they present how Monash is using our campuses to show how we can power a sustainable future for all.

  • 11 Oct: Climate Comms

    Join Monash’s leading lecturers in communications and climate change research as we explore solutions to communicating climate change. We'll discuss the role of mainstream media, social media and online climate education projects in driving climate action.

  • 12 Oct: Climate Careers

    This is your chance to meet with industry professionals in the environmental and sustainability sectors. Ask questions and hear their experiences in a Q&A followed by provided lunch. Our special guest MC Niraj Lal, one of the ABC’s Top 5 Scientists under 40 last year, will host the guest panel.

  • 12 Oct: Ride 2 Uni day

    Ride your bike to Uni and enjoy a light breakfast on us when you arrive. Say hello to other cyclists who love to ride, and win some free treats just for bringing your helmet! Register for a Ride 2 Uni event at Clayton, Caulfield, Parkville and Peninsula.

  • 12 Oct: Movie Night

    Leonardo DiCaprio witnesses climate change first hand in National Geographic’s documentary 'Before the Flood'. Follow the Academy Award winning actor as he travels the world as a United Nations Messenger of Peace, meeting scientists in search of hope in a rising tide of catastrophic news.

Monash Sustainable Development Summit

Saturday 7 October 2017 

10:00 am - 4:30 pm AEDT

Level 4, Green Chemical Futures, 13 Rainforest Walk, Clayton Campus

This Summit will bring together future leaders from a broad range of disciplines to create an active student community on campus, dedicated to a sustainable future. The summit will encourage and facilitate relationships, networking, and collaboration between students and other stakeholders, including student clubs and societies, faculties, staff and university research institutes.

The Summit will feature:

  • Expert, innovative and game-changing keynote speakers focusing on how we are going to progress on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
  • Panel session facilitated by student leaders
  • Mini-hackathon with prizes and opportunities to develop 2018 action plans.

Lunch will be provided free of charge to all attendees, with vegetarian options available.

Seminar: Real Climate Action at Monash

Tuesday 10 October 2017 

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm AEDT

S4 Lecture Theatre, 16 Rainforest Walk, Clayton Campus

We're talking the talk, but are we walking the talk?

Join Tony Fullelove (Program Director, Monash Energy Transformation) and Jacek Jasieniak (Director, Monash Energy Systems and Materials Institute) as they present how Monash is leading on global climate action, by not only changing the way our campuses are powered, but by using our campuses to show how we can power a sustainable future for all.

Seminar: Climate change communication in Australia

Wednesday 11 October 2017 

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm AEDT

S4 Lecture Theatre, 16 Rainforest Walk, Clayton Campus

Dr. David Holmes, Senior Lecturer, Communications and Media, MFJ, Director, Monash Climate Change Communication Research Hub: Communicating Climate Change in Australia

Dr. Aneta Podkalicka, Lecturer in Communications and Media, MFJ, Monash Climate Change Communication Research Hub

Claire Connell, Outreach Co-ordinator, Climateworks Australia, Generation Yes

Dr. Dietmar Dommenget, Senior Lecturer, Earth, Atmosphere and Environment, and Deputy-Director, Monash Climate Change Communication Research Hub, Monash Simple Climate Project.

This seminar presents Monash research that will help us improve the communication of climate change and its solutions. 

Topics include:

  • The role of mainstream media, social media and online climate education projects in increasing understanding of climate issues in Australia
  • Partnering with television weather presenters to present climate information on TV
  • Media and communications strategies for low carbon home renovations
  • The features of the Monash Simple Climate model that allows students and the general public to learn about our climate, climate models and climate change by doing their own model simulations

Careers in Climate Change

Thursday 12 October 2017 

12:00 pm - 1:15 pm AEDT

Banquet Room, Campus Centre, Clayton Campus

Are you interested in learning more about careers in the environmental and sustainability sectors and emerging trends? 

This is your chance to meet with industry professionals and hear about their personal experience followed by lunch and Q&A. 

Lunch will be provided.

Ride 2 Uni Day

Thursday 12 October 2017 

8:00 am - 10:00 am AEDT

Drop in on your way to uni for a light breakfast. Say hello to other cyclists and talk about all of the benefits of cycling. On the day bring your bike and helmet to the event for some free treats.

Clayton: Bike Arrival Station

Caulfield: Multi level Bike Cage

Peninsula: MPARC (Building W)

Parkville: Foyer of the Sissons Building

Movie Night: Before the Flood

Thursday 12 October 2017 

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm AEDT

Northern Plaza Screen, Clayton Campus

If you could know the truth about the threat of climate change — would you want to know? 

Before the Flood, presented by National Geographic, features Leonardo DiCaprio on a journey as a United Nations Messenger of Peace, travelling to five continents and the Arctic to witness climate change first hand.

He goes on expeditions with scientists uncovering the reality of climate change and meets with political leaders fighting against inaction. He also discovers a calculated disinformation campaign orchestrated by powerful special interests working to confuse the public about the urgency of the growing climate crisis. 

With unprecedented access to thought leaders around the world, DiCaprio searches for hope in a rising tide of catastrophic news.

  • Free popcorn and cosy seating
  • Be early to receive a 50% meal voucher from selected Campus Centre food outlets
  • No registration required, just come along on the night

Watch the trailer: