SRI2021: Sustainability and Science Showcase

What is it?

Hosted at the Queensland Museum on Sunday 13 June, the Sustainability & Science Showcase highlighted the latest scientific research and present ideas for saving our precious planet. Visitors could:

The Sustainability & Science Showcase celebrated the inaugural global Sustainability Research and Innovation Congress 2021 (SRI2021) which took place in Brisbane 12-15 June to foster sustainability knowledge and practice around the world.

Event details

Where: Queensland Museum – Corner Grey Street, Melbourne St, South Brisbane
When: Sunday 13 June
Time: 10am to 4pm

Exhibitors and Activities

Queensland Museum Whale Mall & Level 2 Eastern Terra ce

Visitors had the chance to meet some of Queensland’s leading organisations, researchers and businesses who are at the forefront of research and community education. There were displays and exciting hands-on activities for visitors to take part in.

Exhibitors

Forums

Queensland Museum Theatre, Level 2

Watch the recordings here.

Forum topics

Forum 1: Creating a healthy environment for your local flora and fauna to thrive

Learn how to protect our local ecosystems, care for our native wildlife, and create an eco-friendly backyard.

Hear from Professor Hugh Possingham, Dr Tobias Smith, Associate Professor Celine Frere and Claire Bickle.

Forum 2: How to reduce waste in your home

From preventing and recycling food waste to re-purposing unused goods, our experts will share practical tips and solutions to reduce your waste to landfill and explain how you can be a part of a circular economy.

Hear from Professor Peta Ashworth, Mark Barthel, Ned Heaton, and Yasmin Grigaliunas.

Forum 3: Australia’s progress on Sustainable Development Goals including climate action

Urgent action is required to successfully achieve the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. In particular, hear from experts who are working towards effective and just climate action in Australia and learn how you can respond to climate change in your own community.

Hear from Professor Susan Harris Rimmer, Dr Paul Bertsch, Dr David Rissik and Naomi Edwards.

Speakers

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