GCCW@UOW plans 2017
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ActivityOrganiser(s)When and where?News angleBrief description Media and PRConfirmed?
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Community Climate Change Forum - "Issues, Solutions and Q&A"Keith Horton, George Takacs and Tom HuntBeaton Park Tennis Club, 7pm Weds 11thWe're seeing the impacts of climate change and starting to prepare for whats to come. But the effects can be lessened if we all work together on the solutions that are at hand.Member for Cunningham, Sharon Bird, introduces UOW experts to discuss the local impacts of climate change and the solutions our city may want to consider. The audience are asked to think about the issues and ask the panel about their concerns, and what is or can be happening to minimise the impacts of global warming.yes
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Ride to Uni day Renee StortzThursday 12th Octoberbreakfast outside the library from 7.30-9.00 and then Spearman’s cycles will be performing a bike maintenance workshop from 12-1 on the duck pond lawnyes
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ClimeActs open mike + dance partyNeil Cairns with Keith HortonCity Diggers Club, Friday 13th October from around 6.00Hosted by Illawarra folk club (https://illawarrafolkclub.org.au/). Present your climate-related song/poem/art work.yes
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Tour of the Sustainable Buildings Research Centre (UOW Innovation Campus)Robyn DawsonTuesday 10th October, 4.30 or 5.30
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building design workshopLorna Jarrett11.00-13.00 on Wednesday 11th October in the second year labs, 6.316
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100 Solutions to Climate Change - Which can you do?Tom Hunt / Alternative Technology AssociationThursday 12th 6:30 for 7pm, ITAMs lecture theatre, 233-G01, UOW Innovation CampusWhat are the most important solutions to climate change and what can we do ourselves?Paul Hawken's recent book Drawdown - provides a comprehensive plan to reverse global warming, with a ranking of the top 100 things we need to do. We will explore some of those we can do ourselves with the help of locals who have done it in thier own homes. yes
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GCCWeek challengePeter Andersenn/a
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Divestment petition installationFossil Free UOW (Amy Fairall)Monday, 11am (?) McKinnon LawnVisual demonstration of the number of UOW staff and students who oppose UOW's investments in fossil fuelsFor every signature we currently have on our divestment petition we will place and orange x on a skewer into the McKinnon Lawn. (The orange x is the symbol for fossil free unis). People will have the opprotunity to sign our petition on the day and place their x in the ground. Hopefully this will be the first event on GCCW and will be the event media come to to promote the rest of the events for the week
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tree plantingGeorge TakacsFriday 13th at 12.30 pm, the northernmost alcove on the western
side of building 41
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