Education Policy | Post Primary | Preschool | Primary | Tertiary | Search

 


Tertiary sustainability forum in Auckland

Tertiary sustainability forum in Auckland


New Zealand’s first sustainability practitioners’ forum for tertiary education will be hosted by the University of Auckland next week, on 4-5 September.

The forum aims to build a community of sustainable practice in New Zealand’s tertiary education sector. It’s aimed at sustainability practitioners, managers, co-ordinators and officers, plus a small group of invitees from each of the participating institutions who have management roles in facilities, energy, waste, procurement or events.

“The forum is intended to provide an inspirational, supportive and informative opportunity to further enhance our community of sustainable practice,” says organiser, Dr Lesley Stone, manager of Sustainability and Environment at the University of Auckland. “We’ll do this by sharing and learning from our collective experiences in facilitating progress towards sustainability in our institutions.”

She hopes the outcomes will include an enhanced sense of what’s possible in a practical, applicable sense and concrete ideas on what practitioners can do in their own settings.

The forum’s visiting keynote speaker, Leanne Denby, is Director of Sustainability at Macquarie University in Sydney and President of the Australasian Campuses’ Towards Sustainability. The forum is being run in association with the International Society of Sustainability Professionals.

Psychologist, Niki Harré from the University of Auckland will be running an interactive ‘Infinite Game’ which is the antithesis of the normal finite games we play, where there are rules, specialist players, and the aim is to win and end the game, says Dr Stone.

“The Infinite Game can be played by anyone, and the only ‘rule’ is to keep the game in play”, she says. “Niki has been running and researching this game for a couple of years now, and views it as a strong metaphor for sustainability that really challenges people to think quite deeply about what they value and how they can keep what they learn in play as they continue with their professional and personal lives.”

The Forum will include participants from AUT University, Christchurch Polytechnic Institute, Massey University, Otago Polytechnic, UNITEC Institute of Technology, University of Auckland, University of Canterbury, University of Otago, University of Waikato Victoria University of Wellington and Waikato Institute of Technology.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Electronica: Restoring The World’s First Recorded Computer Music

University of Canterbury Distinguished Professor Jack Copeland and UC alumni and composer Jason Long have restored the earliest known recording of computer-generated music, created more than 65 years ago using programming techniques devised by Alan Turing. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Review Of Books: Almost Getting Away With Murder

The Black Widow by Lee-Anne Cartier: Lee-Anne Cartier is the sister of the Christchurch man found to have been murdered by his wife, Helen Milner, after an initial assumption by police that his death, in 2009, was suicide. More>>

Howard Davis: Triple Echo - The Malevich/Reinhardt/Hotere Nexus

Howard Davis: The current juxtaposition of works by Ralph Hotere and Ad Reinhardt at Te Papa perfectly exemplifies Jean Michel Massing's preoccupation with the transmigration of imagery in a remarkable triple echo effect... More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: Nō Tāu Manawa

Vaughan Rapatahana responds to Fale Aitu | Spirit House by Tusiata Avi: "fa’afetai Tusiata, fa’afetai, / you’ve swerved & served us a masterclass corpus / through graft / of tears & fears..." More>>

9 Golds - 21 Medals: NZ Team Celebrates As Rio 2016 Paralympic Games Close

The entire New Zealand Paralympic Team, led by kiwi sprinter and double gold medallist Liam Malone as flag bearer, are on the bus to the Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro for the Closing Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. There, they will celebrate the fantastic successes of the past 10 days. More>>

ALSO:

New Zealand Improv Festival: The Festival Of Moments To Return To The Capital

The eighth incarnation of the New Zealand Improv Festival comes to BATS Theatre this 4-8 October , with a stellar line-up of spontaneous theatre and instant comedy performed and directed by top improvisors from around New Zealand and the world. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Education
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news