Like to see how a workplace in the sub-tropical climate of Brisbane runs with no air-conditioning? Or what innovative materials were used to achieve a zero-carbon, sustainable building? Then register for a small group tour of the UQ Global Change Institute Living Building.
Tuesday 25 September 2018
[SORRY, THIS EVENT IS NOW BOOKED-OUT] -- We are delighted to announce that Australian environmentalist Professor Tim Flannery will deliver the 2018 Challenge of Change Lecture at the UQ Global Change Institute on Tuesday, 25 September. Professor Flannery has published more than 140 peer-reviewed scientific papers and has named 25 living and 50 fossil mammal species. His 32 books include the award winning The Future Eaters and The Weather Makers, which has been translated into more than 20 languages.
Thursday 11 October 2018
Join Tor Hundloe and Keeley Hartzer for the Brisbane launch of their timely new book which outlines how solar energy has changed the world forever. Bookings essential as places are limited for this world-first preview evening at the UQ Global Change Institute.
Wednesday 17 October 2018
[Sorry: this event is booked out] Plastic waste is undoubtedly a global challenge. Our love affair with plastic began with the widespread popularity of Bakelite wireless radios in the early 1900s. Fast-forward another 100 years or so, and Leo Baekeland could never have foreseen the popularity, diversity or ubiquity of the material for which he coined the name ‘plastics’. It’s widely acknowledged that plastic has now become a significant threat to our long-term ecological survival. Plastic is literally everywhere – and that’s becoming a BIG problem because we don't have a sophisticated way of dealing with the material on a global scale. Is recycling the answer? Should we ban certain types of plastic? Should we re-think the chemistry? What is the role of government? Can we encourage consumers to alter their behaviour around plastics? Is plastic a consumer problem? What about producers? What responsibility do manufacturers have for products once they leave their factories?
Wednesday 24 October 2018

Why do food researchers and activists need to understand capitalism?

Thursday 29 November 2018
The Safe Water Summit is designed promote discussion about the quality of drinking water in remote and semi-remote areas, with a particular focus on areas with known contamination and an emphasis on strategies to optimise provision of safe water. This issue came to our attention in the context of remote Indigenous communities in WA, but the general findings and principles of advocacy and remediation will likely be more generalisable.

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