Get involved in Sustainability Week

ACU’s first annual Sustainability Week is underway. The event is an opportunity for ACU staff and students to come together and explore how we can contribute to a better world.

Sustainability Week activities explore how we can all contribute to caring for our common home and supporting the United Nations Sustainability Development Goals. These 17 goals represent a comprehensive approach to sustainability which includes caring for the environment, addressing poverty and reducing inequalities, fostering peace and justice, and creating sustainable communities.

Pope Francis has provided a wonderful vision of these goals in his encyclical on caring for our common home, Laudato si’, which inspires us as a Catholic university.

How to get involved

ACU staff and students are invited to join in the range of Zoom events below – please email to register and obtain the Zoom link. The events will also be live-streamed on Workplace to enable ongoing participation and viewing.

Join the Sustainability@ACU group on Workplace for ongoing updates and resources.

Date and time

Sustainability Week event

Guest speakers

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Earth in crisis: Is it really people vs planet?

Watch a live discussion, followed by a Q&A session. Explore 10 ways to change the world.


ACU National Manager (Sustainability) Mark Doggett

ACU Campus Pastoral Associate – Staff, Jeremy Ambrose

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Wednesday 7 October 2020 1pm-2pm AEDT

12-1pm for Brisbane

Religion, science and ecology in dialogue. The work and legacy of Denis Edwards – a theologian of the natural world.

Join in for a lunchtime conversation with Denis Edwards’ PhD student.

ACU PhD student Anne-Maree O’Beirne

ACU Campus Pastoral Associate – Staff, Dr Cristina Gomez

Thursday 8 October 2020 
1-2pm AEDT

12-1pm for Brisbane

Four things that harm the environment according to Pope Francis.

A panel discussion exploring the contributions of Noise, Greed, Slavery and Ugliness.

Archbishop Peter Comensoli (Melbourne)

Executive Manager, Anti-Slavery Task Force, Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney, Jenny Stanger

ACU Associate Vice-Chancellor (QLD) Professor Jim Nyland

ACU Lecturer, Academic Development – Ethics, Nicolás Zumarán

Architectural History post-graduate student, Kamila Soh

Friday 9 October 2020
1-2pm AEDT

12-1pm for Brisbane

Conversation with Jacqui Remond: Co-founder of the Global Catholic Climate Movement

Join in for a lunchtime conversation exploring the Global Catholic Climate Movement, which assists the Vatican on matters of ecology and care for creation. Explore the actions you can take for a better world.

Recorded talk with Jacqui Remond, former Director of Catholic EarthCare, co-founder of the Global Catholic Climate Movement

Live conversation with ACU Campus Pastoral Associate – Staff Dr Cristina Gomez and ACU National Manager (Sustainability) Mark Doggett


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