The Environment Collective is excited to announce Growth Week – a week of events from the 22nd-26th of August. Growth Week will explore the guiding theme of ‘growth’, examine the global transition to embracing sustainability, and ask how university students and active members of society can assist in this shift. Events will focus on generating environmental awareness specifically across the ANU campus.
The Environment Collective has curated an eclectic collection of interactive and educational events to encourage dialogue about the current environmental issues taking place in our local, and global society, and to engage the broader university community to join this conversation. Keep informed about the upcoming events via the Environment Collective’s Facebook page.
Forum: Artists in Conversation—The importance of art in activism
What: What is the role of art in generating awareness? Are artistic mediums powerful in mobilising social change? This forum will focus upon the growing importance of utilising art, and of blending aesthetics with activism to bring environmentalism and other political issues to the forefront of cultural conversations and activism.
When: 11:30-1 pm
Documentary Screening at the Food Co-op
What: Join us for a documentary screening focusing on the intersection between Indigenous affairs and environmental issues. Film TBC. Check out the Facebook page for more details!
Where: Food Co-op
When: 5:30 pm
Alternative Menstrual Products
What: Alternative Menstrual Products, or AMPs, such as menstrual cups and reusable pads, are usually sold online and can be daunting to purchase without really knowing what you’re getting. Sure, there are plenty of info booklets, but do real students actually use these products? Or know how? Are they inconvenient? Are they archaic? Or are they a bit too alternative? These are the questions that ANU students who are regular AMPs users will help us to answer!
PLUS, there will be plenty of products present during the workshop for you to look at and touch!
This is an inclusive event. All gender identities are welcome. Remember, not all women menstruate and not all those who menstruate are women!
Where: ANUSA Boardroom
When: 1 pm
Documentary Screening: ‘Do it Ourselves Culture’
What: Do It Ourselves Culture is a film that documents the birth of party protest fusion in Australia during the 1990 and its political ties, while discussing how we can create our own culture rather than purchasing the culture that is sold to us.
A light supper will be provided and the film will be followed by a discussion of how the themes in the documentary affected us when watching, and how they relate, or could relate, to our personal actions and decisions.
Where: Housing Co-op
When: 7-9 pm
Forum: What aspects or ideas in society need to grow?
What: The Environment Collective will host three speakers in conversation to consider the ways in which our society should grow to ensure we achieve the best possible future. Guests from the Crawford School of Public Policy, the Fenner School of Environment and Society and the Frank Fenner Foundation will provide different perspectives on the question ‘What aspects or ideas in society need to grow?’ Following the panel discussion, we will invite the audience to join into a larger group discussion on the topic.
Where: Science Teaching Learning Building Seminar Room
When: 6.30-8 pm
Universal Lunch Hour
What: Join the Environmental Collective for a range of vegetarian treats in Union Court, among a range of other events. A Reusable Coffee Cup Launch will be giving away free coffee vouchers to the first 25 people to bring their own reusable coffee cups. Various stalls will provide information on the societies and organisations at ANU that focus on environmental causes. A clothing swap has also been organised in partnership with the Global Clothes Swap Movement, and everyone is invited to bring and exchange second-hand clothing. The clothing accumulated will initiate similar clothing swaps in Nepal and the Philippines. Find more information on the event’s Facebook page.
Where: Union Court
When: 12-2 pm
Casual Coffee: Feminism and Environmental Activism
What: Casual Coffee is a regular event hosted by the Environmental Collective. It is an open and inclusive space to discuss and develop our ideas, where all points of view are respected. At this installment, we will consider the intersection between feminism and environmental activism. Come along to have a conversation with open ears and minds on what feminism and activism mean, and how they can and do interact.
Where: National Sound & Film Archive
When: 1 pm