EPF: Word of Mouth June edition

Announcing our next exciting event! Join us for the Collaboration for Good on 28 July

It is set to be a great interactive event with 3 special guests and the opportunity to really get involved and meet your fellow EPF members through a facilitated session on real sustainability issues. 

More details about this amazing event here

Register here

Recap on Australian Emission Reduction Conference

In May, Fujitsu and the Global e-Sustainability Initiative were involved in a series of conferences in Australia.

One of which was the Carbon Market Institute (CMI) held their 3rd Annual Emissions Reduction Summit. The Summit brought together national and international leaders from business, government, technology and finance, to discuss how the power of ICT can be unleashed to address climate change and help build a more sustainable future.

The former Prime Minister of the Kiribati Islands, Anote Tong was in attendance. Anote is seeing firsthand the issue of climate change and as a nation they have purchased land in Fiji in preparation for their future survival as their homes are literally sinking. This is a stark reminder of the current reality of climate change. 

GeSI is a world-renowned industry body promoting ICT as an enabler for improving sustainability. The latest GeSI SMARTer2030 report examines carbon emission changes arising from ICT enabled activities across the global economy as well as its social and economic positive impacts.

Fujitsu is an environmentally aware business, who believes that ICT can and will play a pivotal role in solving some of society’s greatest challenges. 

The full article on this conference summary can be found here.

Election time!

With the election less than two weeks away and if you're reviewing the environmental policy of the major parties, the ABC has published a brief break down here.

Professional Development

SUSTAINABILITY & YOUTH LEADERSHIP

Facilitator Training CBD 21-22 June

Topics covered include global sustainability challenges, eco-footprint, participatory leadership, strategic questioning and deep listening, visioning, VIBRANT goals and action planning.

You can register for this life-enhancing program at www.ozgreen.org
Any questions: hammond@ozgreen.org.au

 

Video link: Educating kids on climate change

Sydney Opera House Children, Families & Creative Learning team has created a video in collaboration with ABC’s ‘Dirt Girl’ and ‘Costa’ explaining the carbon footprint of their show,  ‘Get Grubby the Musical’ when it was presented at Sydney Opera House in January 2016. The video also explores how kids can help to reduce their carbon footprint at home. To offset the emissions resulting from the Get Grubby the Musical, the CF & CL team planted 1000 native Australian trees on Earth Day in April 2016.

View the video here

Opportunity

Ocean Nourishment Corporation are pleased to announce their first venture into project based crowd funding - Project Platypus.

They are using the Indiegogo platform to assist in finalising the design and prototyping of our ocean based dispersion technique.

Please take a moment to look at their crowd funding project which will further important research into ocean based carbon sequestration.  

See project link

Job Opportunity

The South Pole Group are hiring! 
They are seeking a Communications Specialist based in Bangkok, Jakarta or Sydney. The South Pole Group are an international sustainability solutions consultancy group. 

To see details and apply, click here.

Seeking sponsors for EPF event catering

Would you like to see more or different food at the EPF Events? Do you know someone who would love to sponsor the food provided at EPF events? Please email the committee if you have any suggestions or sponsorship connections, we'd love to hear from you!