Forum2012: Sustainable Innovations in Australia
Friday 21 July saw a day of awe-inspiring intellect and imagination take place at the College, with The Scots College Student Sustainability Committee's annual forum. The area of focus for this year's forum was Sustainable Innovation and was attended by an array of academics and innovators at the forefront of sustainable development in Australia and globally. Presentations by pioneers such as Dr Lan Ding from the University of Wollongong provided intriguing concepts, with which students and teachers from The Scots College, Pymble Ladies College and Loreto Kirribilli found interesting to grapple with throughout the day.
Displays of ecologically sustainable cars from major manufacturers, Honda and Toyota, demonstrated clearly the growing integration of sustainable behaviour with our daily lives. This integration was further conveyed by the appetising organic lunch provided by Ms Penny Scott, showing how easy and tasty it can be to act more sustainably.
The question and answer forum at the conclusion of the day provided an opportunity for further discussion with some of the other most influential people in environmental progression, including best-selling author Mr Michael Mobbs. This provided insights to all those in attendance as well as enabling further collaboration between students. Whilst the impact of this event may have only directly reached a select number of representatives from various schools, it is hoped that the ideas debated and discussed may conjure interest and act as an effective stepping stone to further development in the future.
Year 11 Student and
Chair of The Scots College Student Sustainability Committee