Flows of food, water & energy: Sustainable materialism in practice
30 November, 2012
8:30am - 5:00pm
A symposium held by the Sydney Network on Climate Change, the University of Sydney
Sustainable materialism refers to new approaches to the way human communities supply basic needs from the environment. The desire for environmental sustainability has spawned an interest in changing the very material relationship with ‘resources’ and the nonhuman realm. This symposium will address merging frameworks and practices around the flows of water, food and energy. We feature ideas from different parts of the world as well as Australian practices in developing sustainable material relationships within human and nonhuman environments. The aim of the symposium is to draw from particular examples. For instance, speakers will address new ways of creating sustainable supply chains in the fisheries of British Columbia, Indigenous knowledge about water care, the postcolonial effects of mining, carbon offset policies, and urban practices for sustainable food sourcing. The objective of the symposium is to build sustainable and multidisciplinary research networks in this area.
Location: SYDNEY LAW SCHOOL FOYER, EASTERN AVENUE, CAMPERDOWN CAMPUS