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Green Week Debate 2015 - Video of event

Urban farming and green roofs are just eco-bling

DATE: Thursday, 4 June
TIME: 1pm – 2pm
VENUE: Event Space, Level 2, City Campus Library

UTS Green and UTS Library will be hosting an entertaining Green Week Debate to celebrate World Environment Day.

World Environment Day celebrations have been an annual event since 1972. It is a vehicle through which the world is made aware of the environment and encouragement is made to stimulate positive action. World Environment Day is a day for people from all walks of life to come together to ensure a cleaner, greener and brighter outlook for themselves and future generations.

The theme for 2015 is: Seven Billion Dreams. One Planet. Consume with Care.

This year’s theme is about managing the planet’s natural resources responsibly. Evidence is mounting to suggest humanity is consuming far more natural resources than the planet can sustainably provide. Many of the Earth’s ecosystems are reaching critical tipping points of depletion or irreversible change, spurred by high population growth and economic development. By 2050, if current consumption and production patterns remain the same, we will need three planets to sustain our current ways of living!

To draw attention to the importance of living sustainably we will be hosting a debate between the Faculty of DAB and the UTS Debating Society exploring the topic 'Urban farming and green roofs are just eco-bling'. 

Bring your lunch and join us for what promises to be a spirited debate.

This is a free event.
All are welcome.
No RSVP or booking is required.

Part of UTS Green Week.

If you missed this event or want a replay, the video is below.

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