Program

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*Please note that the program is subject to change, and will be updated leading up to the conference. 
Start End Description
8:00am 8:55am Registration
9:00am 9:05am Mihi Whakatau (Traditional Welcome)
9:05am 9:15am Kapa Haka (Māori performance) – He Waka Kōtuia Māori performing arts group
9:15am 9:25am Welcome and introduction – Corey Peterson (ACTS President)
9:25am 9:35am Host Welcome address – Stephen Willis (Chief Operating Officer, University of Otago)
9:35am 10:00am Keynote address
10:10am 10:40am Networking and refreshments break
Streams Leadership & Governance
(room xx)
Partnerships & Engagement
(room xx)
Learning, Teaching & Research
(room xx)
Facilities & Operations
(room xx)
10:45am 11:45am Climate Emergency Boot Camp
Seb Crawford
Shooting for the STARS™
Carmen Primo Perez & Belinda Bean
BeWeDō: Transforming Conversations
Andrea Marsden
100% Renewable, 100% Do-able
Daan Schiebaan
11:50am 12:35pm Young sustainable leaders abroad
Phillipa Schliebs & Britt Little
A sustainability journey: Challenges and lessons
Nik Mungilwar
SDGXchange – a new way of matching research with funding!
Jane Diplock
Managing Carbon, Renewable Energy & Responsible Investment in Higher Education
Jay van Rijn
12:40pm 1:20pm ACTS AGM
1:20pm 2:20pm Lunch
2:25pm 3:10pm Sustainability highlights from UK and Ireland – study trop report
Corey Peterson
Developing an Environmental Education ‘Mind Space’
Natalie Waran & Emma Passey
Breaking down silo’s through interdisciplinary sustainable practice
Allen Hill
Bike for a Better Future
Jen Rodgers & Megan Brasell-Jones
3:15pm 3:45pm Building buy-in at the top
Andrew Wilks
Sustainability Reconfiguration and Renewal at UC
Matt Morris & Chloe Wium
Western Sydney Matters: Sustainability Curriculum Transformation at Western Sydney
Jen Dollin
Achieving net zero carbon certification
Andrew Eagles
3:45pm 4:10pm Networking and refreshments break
4:15pm 5:00pm Organic Waste as an opportunity for socio-ecological regeneration in a campus community
Finn Boyle

Smoking hot! Biodiversity management at Charles Sturt University
Kym Witney-Soanes
Speaking Their Language: Interdisciplinary Videos for the SDGs
Tonya Sweet

Choose to Reuse
Sue Hopkins
Start End Description
8:30am 8:50am Registration
8:50am 9:00am Welcome – Corey Peterson (ACTS President)
9:00am 9:10am Host Welcome address – Phil Ker (Chief Executive, Otago Polytechnic)
9:10am 9:20am Headline sponsor address
9:20am 10:20am Climate Action panel
10:20am 10:50am Networking and refreshments break
Streams Leadership & Governance
(room xx)
Partnerships & Engagement
(room xx)
Learning, Teaching & Research
(room xx)
Facilities & Operations
(room xx)
10:55am 11:55am Our powers combined – the NZ collaborative
TBC
BCORPS with purpose: Positive deviants for sustainable futures
Fleur Fallon
Blending BiCulturalism and Sustainability at L7
Sarah Sellar
UQ Unwrapped – reducing UQ’s Plastic Footprint
Christine McCallum  ___

Plastic Free Campus – Choose your battles wisely
Arifa Sarfraz

12:00pm 12:30pm Improving credibility and accountability of Sustainability Reports and SDGs
Renzo Mori Jr & Linda Stevenson
Expanding our impact over 10 years of CSU Green grants
Michelle Wilkinson
Integrating Sustainability as a cross curriculum priority in teacher education programs:
Expanding our impact through mentoring, creativity and reflection

Thelma Raman
Towards Zero Carbon – Reducing Carbon Emissions in Existing Facilities at Victoria University Wellington
Nick Baty & Jenny Spence
12:30pm 1:30pm Lunch
1:35pm 2:35pm Seeding the student body for the next Sustainability Leaders
Suzanne Davis & Sophie Rutter
Green Impact
Rhiannon Boyd
Making a Difference? Who wants to be MaD?
Samuel Mann & Ray O’Brien
 
2:40pm 4:30pm PD1: Generation Zero PD2: TBC
6:00pm 6:20pm Coach departs Dunedin for Larnach Castle
6:15pm 12:00am Green Gown Awards Australasia
Start End Description
9:15am 9:30am Tour meeting point
9:15am 10:15am Tour 1: Otago Polytechnic
10:30am 11:00am Tour transition/morning tea at the Otago Business School
11:00am 12:00pm Tour 2: University of Otago
Conference concludes
1:00pm 5:00pm Quarantine/Kamau Island tour (optional)