Climate Change: Why Should Victoria's Tech Sector Care?

20 Sep 2019
11:50am - 1:00pm PDT

The science is clear. Our house is on fire. The climate emergency is real, and all of us including Victoria's tech founders need to be fully aware of how the risks posed by climate change could directly affect their business.

Join Manjinder Benning of Limbic Media, local youth climate activist Sarah Shepherd and Adam Bailey from Dogwood to hear about why Victoria's tech sector should be concerned about climate change and what we can do to take action.

This will also be an opportunity to find out how to show support for the upcoming youth climate strikes later this month, when millions of people worldwide will stand in solidarity with young climate strikers on the streets to demand swift and decisive action on climate issues.

Register:
Space is limited. Please RSVP by email directly to Manjinder to register your attendance.

BeLove will be providing a vegetarian (GF/DF) lunch!

Schedule:

  • 11:50am: Arrival, mingling, lunch
  • 12pm-12:45pm: Presentation
  • 12:45pm-1pm: Discussion

From the “No More Business as Usual” form:

On September 27th, students all across the world will strike from school for the climate and, for the first time ever, adults are being asked to join young people in the streets to halt “business as usual" and demand an end to the age of fossil fuels and emergency action to avoid climate breakdown. These strikes will come at the end of a “Week of Action” from the 20th to the 27th, called for by Greta Thunberg, which will see mass climate protests in almost every country in the world

We’re all in this together. As a member of the business community and an employer of local (often young) people, your actions carry a lot of weight. By participating in the #climatestrike you’ll send a strong message to your elected leaders, as well as to your customers and your community. Your business will be recognized as a values-based member of the community who supports the rights of our children to have a safe future.

Most importantly, supporting the young strikers on September 27 sends a strong message to everyone - worldwide - that enough is enough. We need strong action on climate now, before it’s too late.”

20 Sep 2019
11:50am - 1:00pm PDT

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