Thursday, 5th of June 2014 is World Environment Day (WED) as designated by the United Nations to encourage awareness and action. The focus this year is on Small Islands which bear much of the brunt of climate change impact.
Here are 5 ways on the 5th to get engaged:
- Take on one of the WED challenges – purge plastics, cut food waste, reduce power and connect communities.
- The latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Assessment Report is now available freely online. If you don’t have time to read the whole thing, the Climate Council website has a neat summary of the findings, particularly for Australia.
- Celebrate with The Wilderness Society at a pub party in Brisbane – Networking for Nature.
- Find out why QUT’s Science and Engineering Centre (Gardens Point – P Block) has a 5 star rating: Sustainable technologies and outdoor spaces.
- Cli-Fi (Climate Change Fiction) is a thing. Check out some of the greats at QUT Library:
• Oryx and Crake, The Year of the Flood, and MaddAddam – The award-winning trilogy by Margaret Atwood
• Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver
• The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi
• Solar by Ian McEwan
• Back to the Garden by Clara Hume