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31 October 2011
What can a nation the size of Wales contribute towards the global sustainability agenda and how can individuals make a difference? Those are the questions at the core of the University’s 2011 Sustainability Week Debate.
Taking place on Wednesday 2nd November the debate will be opened by the Minister for Environment and Sustainable Development, John Griffiths AM.
The event is hosted by the University’s Sustainable Places Research Institute which is at the forefront of innovative responses to the challenges of climate change and diminishing resources and will be chaired by its Director, Professor Terry Marsden.
Panellists for the debate include:
· Professor Susan Baker, Cardiff School of Social Sciences
· Dr Alan Netherwood, Netherwood Sustainable Futures
· Hannah Scrase, The Size of Wales Project
· Lee Waters, Sustrans Cymru
Speaking about the debate, Professor Marsden said: "We are thrilled to have such a great line up of speakers for this debate. With so much going on the field of sustainable development, this debate will focus on what we can do as individuals and as a nation that can really make a difference.
"Here at the Sustainable Places Research Institute we are working on sustainability issues in locations all around the world and our leading researchers will bring their knowledge and cutting-edge research to what we hope will be an informative and entertaining event."
The debate starts at 6.30pm in the School of Optometry and Vision Sciences, Maindy Road. A reception will take place beforehand from 6.00pm. Places are free and can be reserved by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Cardiff University’s Sustainability Week runs from 31st October – 4th November. Throughout the week, a series of events are highlighting what we can do – as individuals and as a nation - to help our local and global communities.
They include the launch of the University’s campus walking maps; a student Sustainability Innovation Challenge in which students can win cash prizes to help get their sustainable business ideas off the ground; and the chance for staff and students to pick a Size of Wales forest project for the University to help support.
More information about Sustainability Week 2011 is available at www.cardiff.ac.uk/sustainability/week
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