Curtin University Sustainability Policy Institute (CUSP) is delighted to be affiliated with the sustainability initiatives of Fairbridge Festival. We look forward to working with other community groups and businesses who want to move towards sustainability pathways.
Sustainability and climate change: where we are winning and where we are not
With Prof Peter Newman AO, John Curtin Distinguished Professor of Sustainability and Josh Byrne, CUSP Research Fellow and ABC Gardening Australia presenter
Day and time: Saturday 12.15 pm – 1.15 pm
Venue: Mandja Marquee
Professor Newman will present international and local examples of positive actions for climate change and sustainable development. Come along and see how the world is changing and how we can create better pathways.
Sustainable living at Josh’s house – mainstream high performance housing
Josh’s House is an innovative two-lot subdivision project in Hilton WA that demonstrates that high performance homes can be built for a comparable cost and timeframe to regular houses.
The houses have been thoughtfully positioned for good solar orientation and to maximise gardening space. The homes collect and recycle water and generate their own power. The landscaping includes outdoor living areas built from locally sourced materials, strategic shading, extensive food production, native gardens and engaging play spaces.
Detailed monitoring is being undertaken and communicated as part of a high profile research project through Curtin University and the CRC for Low Carbon Living. Josh will be explaining the key design features of his house and the data to date.
The sustainable journey
Food, Festivals, Arts, Low Carbon Living and Economics
Day and time: Sunday 10.30 am – 12.00 pm
Venue: Dining Hall
The international 2015 Climate Change Accord (CoP21) in Paris & the UN Sustainable Development Goals have created unprecedented affirmation of the urgent need for constructive and effective local and global action.
CUSP is delighted to be affiliated with the sustainability initiatives of the Fairbridge Festival. We look forward to working with other community groups and businesses who want to move towards more sustainable pathways.
Professor Dora Marinova will host short presentations from CUSP researchers followed by a Q&A panel where you can ask about sustainability and climate change issues, and help work out what our next steps together might be. All welcome!
This is also an invitation to meet with CUSP researchers to chat about these issues and your perspectives and research ideas.
Prof Dora Marinova, Director, CUSP
Food and Sustainability: How your diet can help move towards lower GHG emissions.
Assoc Prof Laura Stocker
Arts and Sustainability: Creating new approaches and perspectives for coastal adaptation to climate change.
Dr Peter Devereux
The new sustainable development goals: a framework for holistic civic engagement.
Dr Gary Burke
Festivals as creative change makers
Prof Janette Hartz-Karp
Decision making in a new democratic context: How broad scale participation can help make real decisions for sustainability.