MU Creative Directions

Wednesday, 4 October 2023 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Monash Uni Caulfield Campus, The Pavilion (Building H, Level 8), 900 Dandenong Rd Caulfield East
Bunurong Country

Pitch invasions by ‘Just Stop Oil’ protesters at English Premier League (EPL) matches. Activist campaigns targeting the sponsorship of major sporting events and bodies by fossil fuel companies. The launch of Sustainability Action Plans by professional sporting clubs, committing to reducing their carbon footprint and encouraging environmental stewardship among fans and the wider community.

Each of these examples show that sport is playing an increasingly visible and influential role in tackling the climate crisis in Australia and around the world. This role spans a range of actions and strategies to drive environmental change, ranging from protest through to environmental activism and advocacy. Combining insights drawn from the sport industry, the NGO sector and the academy, this session shows why the health of the game is reliant on the future of the planet.

Guest Panellists include Libby Lester (UNESCO Chair in Communication, Environment and Heritage, University of Tasmania), Ben Abbatangelo (Journalist, Writer and former Professional Cricketer), Rita Nehme (Social Impact and Sustainability Manager, Richmond Football Club) and Dr Paul Sinclair (Director of Campaigns, Australian Conservation Foundation)

Moderated by Professor Brett Hutchins (Deputy Dean (Research), Faculty of Arts, Monash University).

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