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Sustainability events

October 2021

Sustainable Coventry & Warwickshire

  • 11 October 2021
  • University of Warwick

As part of our wider programme for sustainable and transformative change in Coventry and Warwickshire, Warwick’s GRPs held a Symposium on 11 October 2021 to explore sustainability across a spectrum of areas and identify ways to address urgent sustainability challenges.

Totem Latamat

  • 14-18 October 2021
  • Warwick Arts Centre

In México, a 4.5m high totem is carved from a single tree during a ceremony to thank it for giving its life. TOTEM LATAMAT is travelling the breadth of the UK, finally arriving in Glasgow in time for COP26 and emphasises how deeply our existence is interwoven with nature, calling attention to the damage being done to the seas, the land and the air, insisting that that we cannot ignore this destruction any longer.

November 2021

Food for thought - The climate cost of our eating habits

  • 2 November 2021
  • 7.00pm - 8.00pm
  • Online event

Romain Chenet and Dr Alastair Smith invite you to delve into the hidden and not-so hidden climate costs of the food in your fridge and pantries from the comfort of your kitchen. This interactive event, part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science 2021, includes a short online presentation followed by an invitation to join in a “show and tell” where the effects of climate change on food production and what you can do to help will be explored.

The COP26 - Climate Innovation Challenge

  • 2-4 and 9 November 2021
  • 5.00pm - 7.30pm
  • Open to HE and FE students age 16+
  • Online event

NatWest and the University of Warwick are inviting HE and FE students aged 16+ to put their thoughts about tackling climate change and sustainability to the test, teaming up to learn about and develop their own sustainable solutions and pitch their idea to a panel of judges. This event is part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science 2021 organised in partnership with the Warwick Institute of Engagement.

The Change Festival

  • 5-7 November 2021
  • Multiple events
  • Warwick Arts Centre

How can we urgently rise up together to address the climate and environmental crisis? Change Festival 2021 invites you to RISE UP to climate change, with an uplifting weekend of theatre, cabaret, discussions, music, workshops, craft and films for all ages.

Climate Creative

  • 11 November 2021
  • 7.00pm - 9.30pm
  • University of Warwick campus

Researchers, musicians, poets, artists - and anyone else who wants to contribute - will share creative responses to the climate crisis at this open-mic style event. This event is part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science 2021 organised in partnership with the Warwick Institute of Engagement.

A nudge in the right direction

  • 16 November 2021
  • 6.00pm - 7.00pm
  • University of Warwick campus | Online

Nudge theory is popular with governments as a means to change behaviour without explicit bans or laws. Nudge theory expert Dr Lory Barile and guests will lead an online discussion and Q&A on nudge theory and how it can be used to influence your habits to help save the environment. This event is part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science 2021 organised in partnership with the Warwick Institute of Engagement.

The Polluted Kitchen

  • 18 November 2021
  • 3.30pm - 5.30pm
  • Foleshill Community Centre, Coventry | Online

According to the WHO, around 2.6 billion people cook using polluting open fires or simple stoves fuelled by kerosene, biomass (wood, animal dung and crop waste) and coal, while every year, close to 4 million people die prematurely from illness attributable to household air pollution from these inefficient cooking practices. Dr Giorgia Barboni and guests will demonstrate indoor air pollution from cooking and its effects on women and children, and propose action to tackle this global health challenge. This event is part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science 2021 organised in partnership with the Warwick Institute of Engagement.

Now or never - empowering the next generation to combat climate change

  • 25 November 2021
  • 7.00pm - 9.30pm
  • Online

Dr Marta Guerriero convenes a panel of academics and students from the University of Warwick to explore the importance of youth engagement in climate action. The online event includes an interactive discussion of the objectives, drivers and outcomes of a student-led simulation of the COP26 climate conference, with the goal of encouraging young people to find their voice on the climate crisis and take action. This event is part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science 2021 organised in partnership with the Warwick Institute of Engagement.

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