Lecture series to explore climate change in Northern Tasmania
Published on 09 February 2024
Northern Tasmanians with an interest in climate change, sustainability and the environment are invited to the Engage for Change Community Talk Series.
Engage for Change will be held each Thursday from February 15 until March 21st, between 6pm and 7pm at Macquarie House, and will feature experts from a range of disciplines exploring how we can reduce our greenhouse gas emissions in Launceston.
City of Launceston Mayor Matthew Garwood said the lecture series formed part of the Council's work to develop a community emissions reduction plan, which will complement the Councils internal action plans as well as provide an opportunity to spark anyone's interest or ability to grab information around the issue.
"We can all play a role in reducing our impacts on the planet," Mayor Garwood said.
"Addressing climate change and reducing our emissions will take a collective effort, and both councils and communities have an important role to play to make in making a difference.
"The Engage for Change lecture series will explore the challenges and opportunities we have in terms of tackling climate change, in a Tasmanian context."
The Engage for Change lecture series comprises:
Engage for Change: Climate Change in the Tasmanian Context - City of Launceston
Thursday, February 15, from 6pm - 7pm at Macquarie House.
Engage for Change: Electric Vehicles and Sustainable Transport in Tasmania - City of Launceston
Thursday, February 22, from 6pm - 7pm at Macquarie House
Engage for Change: Waste and Circularity in Tasmania - City of Launceston
Thursday, February 29, from 6pm - 7pm at Macquarie House
Engage for Change: Investing in a Sustainable Future - City of Launceston
Thursday, March 7, from 6pm - 7pm at Macquarie House
Engage for Change: Getting off Gas - City of Launceston
Thursday, March 14, from 6pm - 7pm at Macquarie House
Engage for Change: Climate Change, Health and Disaster Management - City of Launceston
Thursday, March 21, from 6pm - 7pm at Macquarie House
City of Launceston Sustainability Officer Alison Roush said she hoped the Engage for Change sessions would be insightful, providing the Launceston community with the opportunity to hear from and ask questions of subject matter experts.
"We have a really great line-up of speakers unpacking some of the most important aspects of sustainability and climate change which we can address at a local level," Ms Roush said.
"We'll be exploring topics like waste and the circular economy, sustainable transport systems and electric vehicles, how individuals and businesses can use their financial investments for good, the health implications of in-home gas cooking, emergency management, and lots more.
"We hope these talks spark positive conversations within our community about what we can all be doing to create a greener, cleaner, and more vibrant Launceston.
The Engage for Change Community Talks are part of the the Low Carbon Launceston campaign, providing a pathway to reduce emissions generated from the wider Launceston community, including residential, business and industry.