Enviro Week 2018

Enviro Week, held in Week 5 of Semester 2 (20th-24th August), will be an action-packed week of workshops, skill-shares, forums, stalls, and activities about the issues facing our environment and humanity.

This year’s theme, ‘Beyond Climate Change’, highlights the breadth of environmental issues (for example – land-clearing, nuclear waste, plastic pollution), their roots in capitalism and the intersections with societal issues (the patriarchy, ableism, racism, colonialism, homophobia, transphobia, and structural oppression of all forms).

The week will kick off in North Court with a welcome to country followed by an exciting expo of stalls from environmentalist and sustainability organisations and student groups. On Monday evening there will be a panel discussion on the links between weapons manufacturers, environmental issues and university research. Then, make sure you get to as many of the fun and fascinating workshops as you can, before celebrating with us at the closing party in Arts Hall, Old Arts.

Here’s the Facebook event for the week. Below you will find the schedule for week.

Enviro Week will be held on the stolen land of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation. The UMSU Environment Department acknowledges that we work, learn, and live on what has always been Aboriginal land, and that sovereignty of this land was never ceded. We pay our respects to elders past, present, and emerging.

 

Please note: Joe Nap A and B are on level 2 of Union House. The Food Co-op is on level 1 of Union House. Arts Hall is on level 1 of Old Arts. The Community Garden is off Monash Road.