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October 2021

18th Oct: Seed Grants for SDGs Q&A

October 18 @ 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Online

An informal event to learn about DMU's Seed Grants for SDGs - funds of up to a few hundred pounds available for students staff or alumni to develop and run sustainability projects. Two calls in the 21/22 year. Intended for:…

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20th Oct: Sustainability Advocates Welcome (online)

October 20 @ 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Online

Join this event to learn more about joining this new scheme for DMU students - offering a structured programme of learning and taking action to make a difference to sustainability issues during the year at DMU. Intended for: DMU Students…

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27th Oct: Green Impact Project Assistant Training

October 27 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Join this event if you are volunteering to join DMU's Green Impact programme as a student project assistant - through this role you can help the university take action towards working more sustainably. If you haven't yet signed up to…

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27th Oct: Heating our Homes Without Costing the Earth

October 27 @ 1:15 pm - 2:00 pm
Online

A short talk and Q&A by DMU's Dr Andy Wright from the Institute of Energy and Sustainable Development looking at the challenge of heating homes and moving towards net zero carbon emissions - what are the technical options available and…

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27th Oct: Student Switch Off Ambassador Training

October 27 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Join this event if you are volunteering to join DMU's Student Switch Off campaign as an Ambassador, helping to save energy in student residences. If you haven't yet signed up to the scheme, contact the DMU Sustainability Team by email.…

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29th Oct: Climate Obstruction

October 29 @ 1:15 pm - 2:00 pm
Online

Despite the overwhelming scientific consensus on the urgent need to address climate change, there are interested individuals and organisations that are operating to obstruct international action on climate change. This talk and Q&A by DMU researcher Dr Ruth McKie sheds…

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November 2021

1st Nov: Carbon Literacy Taster Session

November 1 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Online

An inspiring interactive workshop to offer a taste of DMU's one-day accredited Carbon Literacy Training - learn more about your carbon footprint and climate action you can take yourself and through DMU. Part of the UK-wide Carbon Literacy Action Day…

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3rd Nov: 26 Ideas for COP26

November 3 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Online

The ‘26 Ideas for COP 26’ event allows people to share their suggestions for a more sustainable future. Staff and students can hear more about innovations from the DMU SDG16 Hub and climate action underway at DMU as well as…

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3rd Nov: Infrastructure for the Transition to Net Zero

November 3 @ 1:15 pm - 2:00 pm
Online

A fascinating short talk and Q&A by DMU's Prof Rick Greenough from the Institute of Energy and Sustainable Development looking at the challenge of moving the UK towards Net Zero emissions… what will fuel our homes, vehicles and economy and…

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4th Nov: DMU’s Carbon Footprint – What are we doing?

November 4 @ 1:15 pm - 2:00 pm
Online

A short talk and Q&A by DMU's Sustainability Manager Karl Letten, outlining DMU's climate change commitments and the actions being taken on the campus and through engagement with our community to make a difference. Intended for: DMU Students, Staff and…

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8th Nov: COP-OUT – Youth and Community Development Climate Conference

November 8 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
The Venue, DMU, Western Boulevard
Leicester,

The world is on fire! The ice fields are melting. Our weather systems have gone crazy - with floods, droughts, disasters. The clock is ticking. Can we save the human race and protect our planet? The Youth & Community Development…

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8th Nov: The Climate Crisis and DMU Courses

November 8 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Online

In this workshop, we will look at how climate change can be linked to teaching and learning activities here at DMU. We will start with a short presentation from Dr Iain Cross and Dr Alina Congreve who have recently worked…

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10-11 Nov: Natwest/DMU Climate Hackathon (2-day)

November 10 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Online

A 2-day interactive event open to all - a chance to develop entrepreneurial skills and work together in teams of 5 to come up with solutions for businesses engaging with the climate crisis. Weds 10 November (10am to 12.30pm) and…

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10th Nov: Systems Thinking and the Climate Crisis

November 10 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Online

A 2-hour interactive workshop exploring Systems Thinking, how this relates to climate change and how insights from engaging with complex issues systemically can be applied to any field. Intended for: DMU Staff Registration: via DMUHub Staff Development bookings Full Description:…

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11th Nov: Going Net Zero: A toolkit for community organisations in Leicester

November 11 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Online

How can community organisations in Leicester respond to climate change? This event shares ideas from the pilot of a new self-service toolkit for community organisations in the city, highlighting how to measure your emissions, key steps to reduce your carbon…

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15th Nov: Five Game-Changing Policies for Climate Action in Universities

November 15 @ 1:15 pm - 2:00 pm
Online

Moving towards zero carbon emissions will mean big changes in business-as-usual practices within organisations. This interactive session explores five game-changing policy changes that organisations like DMU could adopt - affecting our expectations around travel, energy use and more. A session…

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24th Nov and 1st Dec: Carbon Literacy Training (students)

November 24 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Online

An inspiring one-day interactive course to learn the basics of climate change and carbon footprints and to develop your plan to take action - individually and collectively. Session one on Weds 24 Nov (2-5pm); Session two on Weds 1 Dec…

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