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Our world faces a climate crisis caused by the continual burning of fossil fuels and fueled by growth in population levels. rapid economic expansion and unsustainable levels of consumption. The impacts of climate change and global warming require us to urgently address issues such as managin infrastructure, land degradation, water and air pollution and unsustainable consumption which are all pressing issues confronting our country. However there is a growing movement to form and introduce new consumption patterns; patterns which are both sustainable as well as adaptable to improving standards of living. Food supply and sources form a crucial element to begin the building of these new patterns. Both consumers and producers are seeking ways to make their practices sustainable.
Join us on 9th September for a day exploring ideas and initiatives, celebrating practices and acknowledging achievements on the journey to a more sustainable future. Look and admire what our school students can and do achieve!
Clarence Slockee from the Mindjingbal clan of the Bundjalung, is a graduate from the National Aboriginal & Islander Skills Development Association (NAISDA) Dance College.
Clarence has years of experience in environmental and cultural education, including roles with the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, the Barangaroo Delivery Authority and more recently as Director and founder of Jiwah Pty Ltd, a 100 percent Aboriginal owned company that delivers a range of collaborative projects including developing urban green spaces to encourage native species.
With regular segments on ABC TV Series, Gardening Australia, he continues to educate people about medicinal, cultural and edible native plant species unique to the Australian landscape.
Ben Bowen is a Wiradjuri man born and raised on the Gadigal and Wangal Lands now known as Sydney's inner west.
Brought up to be proud of his family's background and deeply aware of the value of his culture and identity, Ben nrings a strong voice and energy to Shared Path's endeavours.
Ben uses his professional expertise and stong personal story from his days as a professional athlete and coah in the sporting and corporate workds to develop and implement innovative health and education programs. Ben is passionate about enabling people to have the confidence to take on whatever opportunities life presents to them.
1. Environment Sustainability Education in Action showcased by Carmelo Fedele (HOD Sustainability at IGS) and Hailey Durham (Education and Operations at EcoSchools Australia)
2. Aboriginal Studies education initiatives by Jade Carr (HOD of Indigenous Education at IGS). Student presentations to be featured.
Lunch will be provided by Plate Events on site at the South Eveleigh Nature Rooftop Farm. Clarence Slockee will be providing a guide talk about the rooftop farm project.
** Added note- there will be travel between locations. Up to 4km of walking in total throughout the day. The longest single stretch is 2km. If you require transport in order to participate please indicate here and we will organise it. **
If you have any questions regarding the conference please contact Liam Griffiths on 02 8202 8900.