Carbon footprint think labs
Want to cut your carbon footprint and help the environment but don’t know where to start? Can’t tell your Finkel from your CCS?
We make it easy for you by breaking down the big issues around climate change and carbon emissions into easily digestible, bite-sized chunks so you can understand enough to act.
Come along to the Carbon Footprint Workshop on Saturday, 29 July, where you’ll get a clear overview of what causes carbon emissions and climate change, the environmental impact and social cost, as well as insights into how individuals, governments and business are working to fix the problem (or not). You’ll even get your hands dirty working on a small eco-project. By the end of the day you’ll have created your own personal, practical plan to measure and reduce your individual carbon footprint.
We’ve also teamed up with cool places like Stanford Uni so you can see how your carbon footprint measures up against other people around the world.
At the Carbon Footprint Hackathon on Saturday, 5 August, you get to think laterally and come up with ideas to tackle climate change and carbon emissions. It’s a no-holds-barred innovation challenge with a human-centred design thinking approach - you’ll work in teams to come up with creative ideas that you pitch to a panel of innovators ... the best one wins a prize!
Up to the minute, live case studies of the creative ways people around the world are tackling climate change will help get your creative juices flowing.
Together, the Workshop and Hackathon make up the Carbon Footprint Think Lab. They are designed to be taken together but you can sign up for just one session if you want.
Offsetting international education’s carbon footprint
International students are a very welcome part of our community but an unfortunate by-product of global mobility is the extra carbon emissions from all those flights (by staff and students). In 2014, the extra emissions just from air travel for new uni students arriving in Australia, was estimated at 1,444,451 CO₂e tonnes*.
Planting enough trees to offset that would cost over AU$20 million and would fill a space the size of Sydney Harbour. Put another way, that's 24 trees per student just to stand still.
Pomegranate Global has developed the Carbon Footprint Think Lab in response, a unique innovation challenge focused on social change, designed to empower students to reduce their own carbon footprint, gain hands-on experience of offsetting carbon, and experiment with ideas and solutions to reduce carbon emissions.
The Think Lab challenge has been purposely designed to strengthen students' creative problem-solving, team-working and pitching skills and give them a much needed boost for their future careers.
To get a quote for your organisation to host a tailored Carbon Footprint Think Lab on your campus contact email@example.com
* Acknowledgements and gratitude to Rob McDonald, Deputy Director, International Marketing and Recruitment at CQUniversity Australia for his ground-breaking work on this. Read more in IEAA Vista.
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