Both Neil and Ricky have extensive experience working with industry and government agencies and in the first quarter of 2020, will be assemble a team of Curriculum Fellows to help co-create this Challenge.
Working closely with colleagues in the Office of Sustainable Futures, we will bring their expertise to this work including their extensive regional and international networks and partners.
You’re a visionary with a strategy for a better world. We get it. As a professional implementing public policy, community development, and sustainable business initiatives, you will build the most innovative and prosperous organisations and change society. It’s exciting work; it’s evolving through technological advances and growing human populations, but the sustainability field is competitive. Graduates at the forefront of innovation, helping to create liveable cities and environments, are in high demand because today’s Sustainability Advocates are creating the world we will live in tomorrow.
Careers in sustainability start at the Water, Energy and Food (WEF) nexus, which are the most basic human needs. The strength of the links between water, energy, and food in a given region is affected by the relative abundance of the three resources, population density, and economic development of local communities. Nature, or more specifically, Biodiversity, is the unseen dimension of this nexus. Biodiversity mediates nexus links, by storing, moving, cleaning and buffering deleterious aspects of the ever-expanding nexus environments. With its functions integral to the three securities and their inter-dependence, biodiversity is a crosscutting part of this nexus and its resilience.
Through unique Sub-Majors and Curiosity Pods, the Sustainability Advocates Challenge will be a truly dynamic, transdisciplinary learning experience for advocates to find solutions to complex and topical environmental issues facing society and the world. This Challenge will allow seed ideas to develop and cultivate sustainable business practices in partnership with industry including Sydney Water, Tiverton Ag, Odonata, Aussie Ark, Sydney Zoo and the IUCN. Unique international and local placement opportunities will set you up for a global career.
Contact Ricky (opens in a new window) and Neil (opens in a new window) with feedback and ideas to progress the curriculum builds in this Challenge.