Saving the future: Steele Rudd and Macgregor Professorial Lecture, 21 April 2010

Cole, John (2010) Saving the future: Steele Rudd and Macgregor Professorial Lecture, 21 April 2010. University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, Australia. (Unpublished)

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In his speech titled ‘Saving the Future’, Professor Cole will propose that a revolution which puts sustainability front and centre is needed to turn around this unmitigated environmental catastrophe. 'If we are to save our future and that of generations to come, we will need more than new laptops in the classroom. With close to two thirds of the Earth’s ecosystems already seriously degraded and climate change and loss of biodiversity emerging threats to life as we know it, the 21st century will be lived in a very different way. 'Sooner rather than later, we will have to deal fundamentally with the discipline of living within the limits of the planet’s capacity to sustain life. The biggest question of our time is can we live sustainably and the biggest question facing universities is can we research and educate people on how to live sustainably?


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Item Status: Live Archive
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Depositing User: epEditor USQ
Faculty / Department / School: Current - USQ Other
Date Deposited: 13 Jul 2011 01:37
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2013 00:39
Uncontrolled Keywords: future; liveability; environmental issues; ecosystem destruction; sustainability education; energy
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 05 Environmental Sciences > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050207 Environmental Rehabilitation (excl. Bioremediation)
05 Environmental Sciences > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050202 Conservation and Biodiversity
16 Studies in Human Society > 1605 Policy and Administration > 160511 Research, Science and Technology Policy
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): D Environment > 96 Environment > 9607 Environmental Policy, Legislation and Standards > 960702 Consumption Patterns, Population Issues and the Environment
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/19083

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