08 August 2018

For people of faith, showing concern and care for the well-being of people and the environment is a core teaching. Australia is not immune from the escalating impacts of global climate change, as evident in the devastating drought across the east of our country and the recent weather bureau declaration that the Murray Darling Basin is officially in the worst dry spell on record.

In this brief talk, Philippa will explain how people of all faiths can make personal choices in our lifestyles that are meaningful contributions to assist our collective transition to a more sustainable world. The issues of ethics and compassion will be unpacked alongside those of ecology and climate science.

Philippa Rowland is President of the Multifaith Association of SA and Vice-President of the Conservation Council of SA. As an agricultural scientist trained at the Waite Institute, she worked at the Federal Bureau of Resource Sciences & Natural Resource Management Division, providing policy advice on sustainability issues.  After a decade working on community solutions to climate change, she attended the COP21 Paris Climate talks, and coordinated an Australian response to global Interfaith Statements to the United Nations in New York 2016, COP22 and the Sommet de Conscience in Morocco 2017. Currently Philippa is with a global climate initiative Living the Change.  

DATE:        8 August 2019 Thursday

TIME:        5:45 for 6pm start to 7pm

VENUE:    C1-60 Lecture Theatre, University of South Australia, Magill Campus


 Parking after hours is free, park along Playhouse Lane