Global Climate Change Week (GCCW) encourages Universities and their communities across all disciplines and countries to engage with each other, their communities, and policy makers on climate change action and solutions. Held annually in October, Global Climate Change Week provides an open-ended framework for voluntary activities aimed at raising awareness, inspiring behaviour change, and driving political transformation in relation to climate policy.
Global Climate Change Week
Connecting Minds for a Sustainable Climate Future
Date: 16-20 October 2023
Our theme this year is Connecting Minds for a Sustainable Climate Future. In collaboration with local and international partners we will be hosting online seminars and discussions focussed on the impact of our changing climate with potential solutions and mitigation strategies. So far we are happy to be partnering with the following amazing organisations in our communities and welcome more opportunities. Thank you to UOW Pulse, Healthy Cities Illawarra (HCI), and Wollongong City Council.
We will have a suite of in-person activities targeted at supporting healthy and sustainable practices.
GCCW is going to be a great week, filled with planet-positive aspirations and inspiring stories, knowledge sharing and ideas, and discussions on how partnerships can maximise actions to protect our planet.
The first GCCW was held in October 2015. In 2014, a group of academics and students at the University of Wollongong (UOW) developed a committee and organised a workshop held on December 4-5 2014 at the University of Wollongong. Twenty-two people participated, including academics from seven Australian universities and a number of activists. The workshop was a great success; many new ideas emerged, the vision and mission statements were drafted, and some of the committees running GCCW today were established, including the original coordinating committee.
The University of Tasmania is currently proudly coordinating GCCW across the sector and has created resources and a website to facilitate activities across the globe.
Poster making competition
All UOW (Australia, Dubai, Hong Kong, Malaysia) staff and students and community members are invited to create a poster on the this year’s Global Climate Change Week theme Connecting Minds for a Sustainable Climate Future. All posters will be judged by the UOW Dubai team of Faculty members and Certificates of Award given to winners and runner-ups.Found out more and submit your poster (PDF)
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- Fair Food Field Guide provides an overview of digestible steps we can each take to participate in a fairer food system
- Fair Food directory showcases the great variety of fair food educators, advocates, producers and assets in the Illawarra – from school & community gardens, to organinsations who accept food donations and providers of fair food volunteer opportunities.
- Fair food events calendar provides an overview of all the awesome fair food events that are hosted in and by our community.
- Sustainable & Healthy Events guide [4.8MB: PDF]
- For the Wild podcast
- Aboriginal Women and Caring for Country in NSW, Australia - with Vanessa Cavanagh
- Sustaining sustainability Climate Change and Public Health - with Seema Wadhwa
- Securing Antarctica's Environmental Future (SAEF) - with Sharon Robinson and Melinda Waterman
- Climate change, disaster and mental health - with Lorna Moxham, Anthony McKnight, Samantha Avitaia, Joshua Whittaker and Sharon Robinson