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Webinar on Environmental Education and Practice

6 Nov 2020

Over 100 people participated in a webinar on Environmental Education in the Social Professions on Friday 6th November, 2020.  The organisers are staff members from the School of Applied Social Studies Catherine Forde, Fiachra O Suilleabhain and Mary Hurley and Angela Flynn from the School of Nursing and Midwifery.

National and international speakers at the webinar were Dr Eurig Scandrett from the School of Sociology at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, Scotland; Dr Satu Ranta-Tyrkkő of the School of Sociology at the University of Jyvaskyla, Finland; Ann Moran from the Cork University Hospital Green Flag Committee; and Maeve Foreman from Mud Island Community Garden in Dublin.

Topics explored in the webinar included the immediate and fundamental urgency of the climate crisis, the pre-eminence of ecological sustainability, the importance of individual and collective action in meeting the climate crisis challenge and the need to develop and extend interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary perspectives and approaches to addressing climate change and working for climate justice.

A second webinar on the theme of Environmental Education and Practice in the Social Professions will be held in March 2021.

Links to the webinar recording and slides can be found here.

School of Applied Social Studies

Staidéar Sóisialta Feidhmeach

William Thompson House, Donovan's Road, Cork, Ireland.

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