What Is SEI?

The Sydney Environment Institute (SEI) at the University of Sydney aims to address the key questions of our time: how do we understand and redesign the fundamental relationship between human communities and the natural world that supports them; and how can people and societies adapt positively to environmental change?

SEI brings together a wide range of the University’s researchers and projects on environmental themes. Our researchers focus on the social impacts of climate change, human/non-human relations, environment and culture, sustainable cities, food security, and organisational adaptation in both the public and private realm. Our current research nodes include:

  • HfE Australia Pacific Observatory
  • Sydney Network on Climate Change and Society
  • Food, People and the Planet
  • Maricultures Environmental Research
  • Cities Network
  • Balanced Enterprise Research Network
  • Human Animal Research Network

The Institute offers a flexible and dynamic platform that will inform public discourse, decision-making, and policy in relation to the environment.

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News

New blog: are foodies also greenies?

Luke Craven asks why we shop at inner city farmers markets. Is it because we care about sustainability and fair pay for agriculture workers, or do we just like the taste?

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New blog: serving up food justice on the streets of NYC

A food truck with a social conscience is driving change in the lives of young ex-prisoners while also delivering a delicious and sustainable menu, writes Alana Mann

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Events

The Future of Environmental Movements

Sunday 28 September 2014 9.00 - 5.00pm
Law Annex Seminar Room, Eastern Avenue, The University of Sydney

To present research, discuss, and explore the current pressures facing environmental movements

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#4 The one that got away: The world’s oceans and the future of food

Thursday 25 September 2014 5.00 - 6.30pm
Level 6, Charles Perkins Centre

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