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Green Impact webinar series

April 8, 2021

We're excited to launch our interactive webinar series, covering a range of sustainability topics, for all Green Impact organisations to promote to their teams. We're looking forward to reaching hundreds of staff and students across the Green Impact network. Staff from hospitals, universities, local councils and businesses will be able to collaborate, share ideas and network during these webinars.

Each month, we will share the webinar series with each organisation, to promote to their Green Impact teams. All webinars will be hosted through Zoom and recorded for people to access at a later date. Here's what's coming up, along with our previous webinars to re-watch (all times UK time).

Upcoming webinars

Wednesday 1 June 2022, 12pm-1pm: Is ethical consumption possible, or do we need radical de-growth?

Is it true that "there's no ethical consumption under capitalism"? What has economic growth brought into the world, in what way, and is the focus on it still relevant today, when we're realising the severity and dangers of the climate crisis?

In this webinar we'll look more closely at the economic pillar of sustainability, and explore concepts such as de-growth and doughnut economics for a sustainable future. Register on Action Network here.

Wednesday 22 June 2022, 12pm-1pm: Communicating Sustainability

To make a difference with Green Impact, and beyond, we need to effectively communicate what the sustainability issues are, and the solutions.

In this interactive workshop we'll cover practical tips and tricks to use in your Green Impact teams to engage others. Register on Action Network here.

Tuesday 12th July 2022, 1pm-2pm: The butt in the drain, The unwanted side-effects of a smoke-free campus

Cigarette butts are the litter items most abundantly found during clean-up activities. Wageningen University & Research (WUR) in the Netherlands has a smoke-free campus since 2020, yet over 8500 cigarette butts were counted, collected and mapped in only one month.

IA group of WUR faculty and students examined ways to promote awareness and influence smokers' behaviour without stigmatising them. They're now putting the results into practise in a university-wide effort. Marjolijn Dannenburg, the project's originator, will discuss the project's research, experiences, and outcomes in this webinar. Register on Action Network here.

Past webinars

Tuesday 13 April: Sustainable Travelers

This workshop will identify the negative environmental and social impacts of air travel and explore how individuals and organisations can make more sustainable travel decisions. View the recording here.

Tuesday 20 July: Repair and shared economy initiatives at universities

Within the wider paradigm of circular economy, repairing and sharing initiatives have gained momentum. In this workshop, we will see some concrete examples and approaches on how this kind of initiatives can be implemented in a HEI context. View the recording here.

Tuesday 17 August: Monitoring your local wildlife - the importance of citizen science

Want to help conservation efforts through monitoring your local wildlife? Join this webinar to learn more about the importance of citizen science and discover fun ways you can get involved! View the recording here.

Tuesday 21 September: An Introduction to Climate Justice and Migration

This workshop will explore the ways in which the climate crisis affects migration, and how we can act in solidarity with migrants. View the recording here.

Tuesday 30 November: What happened at COP26?

This webinar will cover a summary of what happened at COP26 in Glasgow, as well as some case studies of how Green Impact teams across the country have taken action on-the-ground during COP26, and what comes next. View the recording here.

Wednesday 20 January: How to take part in SOS-UK's 2022 SDG Teach In

The SDG Teach In is a campaign delivered by SOS-UK to put the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and therefore sustainability, at the heart of all stages of education, and across all disciplines. The 2022 campaign will run from 21st February - 4th March 2022. This webinar will support educators and others from schools, colleges, universities etc. to explore the importance of the SDGs, how the SDG Teach-In works and how you can embed the SDGs in your teaching and/or assessment. Students are also welcomed to learn how to encourage their educators to pledge! View the recording here.

Wednesday 9 February: Monitoring your local wildlife

Curious to know how the climate crisis is affecting your local wildlife? Join this webinar to learn more about the importance of citizen science and discover how you can help scientists to track and monitor changes in the seasons, key life events, migrations and populations of species across the UK over this winter and spring! We'll cover some fun projects you can easily get involved in in the coming months and let you know how you can do your bit to help scientific research in 2022. View the recording here.

Tuesday 22 March 2022: Lifelong learning for sustainability

At SOS-UK we believe in lifelong learning for sustainability, meaning everyone can be a 'sustainability student' even after they've left formal education. Workplace learning and other informal ways of learning are hugely important if we want to realise a just and sustainable future for all.

In this webinar we'll discuss the importance of continuing learning beyond education, and how this could be achieved in your workplace or personal life. View the recording here.

Tuesday 26 April 2022: Intersectionality for climate justice

Intersectionality is a term that is becoming more frequently used in the context of climate action and climate justice - but what does it mean?

In this webinar, we will delve into what intersectionality is and why it is used in relation to the climate crisis. We will also explore climate justice as a term and the different ways in which an intersectional approach can help to achieve climate justice for all. View the recording here