It will be observed by universities, students and business globally, ahead of the UN Climate Action Summit 2019, on Monday, September 23. Friday will see school students around the world mobilizing for Global Climate Strike, a day of awareness raising, focused on demanding climate justice for everyone.
In support of the student movement, over 600 Australian business, including 36 certified B Corporations, are supporting a parallel campaign, Not Business As Usual to pledge their support for the student movement – enabling their employees to participate in the campaign. As one of Australia’s largest B Corporations, we feel a significant duty to not only stand side by side with our fellow B Corporations but also to be public in our commitment to sustainability and to tackling climate change.
At Torrens University Australia, we are supporting the Not Business As Usual campaign with a formal endorsement on the movement’s website. Our support is aligned with our core values of global citizenship and employability.
“The global climate strike is three days before the UN Climate Action summit.
Millions of school children around the world are calling on adults to join them in the streets and send a message to governments – now is the time for urgent and meaningful climate action.
The bigger the turnout, the stronger the pressure on the government.”
We are passionate about taking a lead on climate change, as it is essential to our core commitment of being Here For Good for community and environment. This is evident in the research activities and projects a number of our students and academic staff are involved in.
Right now at our Brisbane campus, an exhibition of works by students highlights the environmental plight of the people of the Pacific island nation of Tuvalu and the response of the students to a call for action. In his persuasive opinion piece in the InDaily news site, Torrens University media design lecturer and researcher James Calvert speaks about using Virtual Reality (VR) to heighten environmental awareness, and a special Antarctica project, Thin Ice.