UTAS Sustainability Bulletin Issue 14 2020

sustainability bulletin University of Tasmania

ISSUE 14 May/June 2020

Food relief support programs in Tasmania

What could your future career in Sustainability look like

AT A GLANCE

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Exciting new ventures for sustainability at UTAS

Bringing these activities together allows the potential of even greater synergies to be gained for the benefit of all the organisations and programs involved. Are you interested in driving actions and solutions for climate change? The Global Climate Change Week Committee is looking for UTAS staff to join the committee to support and deliver the project Send through a very short EOI by COB Friday July 10 to Professor Fred Gale (Fred.Gale@utas. edu.au) or Dr Kim Beasy (Kim.Beasy@utas. edu.au). They can be contacted on the email address listed above for any questions too.

The University of Tasmania has taken a huge step forward in our involvement with sustainability leadership both internally, locally and globally. With strategic funding and staffing support endorsed by the University Sustainability Committee, the UTAS Sustainability Team are now providing facilitation and administrative support to a number of organisations and initiatives (see article on page 3), including the internal University EfS Community of Practice, the multi-partnered group EfS Tasmania and Global Climate Change Week, with the latter program transferring from the University of Wollongong through 2020.

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Sustainability Bulletin • Issue 14 May/June 2020

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