september, 2017

15sep6:00 pm- 6:15 pmFeaturedFestival of Democracy | A heart in nature: evolution of a man6:00 pm - 6:15 pm Event Organized By: Sydney Democracy Network

Event Details

Chris Darwin, the great-great-grandson of Charles Darwin, recently made a six-week journey from Sydney to London, on a container ship. In London, he launched an app, aimed at encouraging the Western world to adopt moderate meat consumption. The app tracks the days you don’t eat meat, and calculates the difference it makes. From how much money you save and how much longer you live, to how many trees and animals you rescue. One of the main reasons why people are not responding to environmental problems is because they fail to see how their actions on a daily basis impact nature. This is what led Mr Darwin to literally become the change he wanted to see in the world. He has not flown for 2.5 years. Mr Darwin measures almost everything, except for breathing. From travel and food to anything he buys and rents. Plamena Slavcheva has documented the man and his mission in a short 10 minute film which will introduce the following Festival session: a discussion on the origin and extinction of species with Michelle Cooper, General Manager of Threatened Species at Melbourne Zoo and Dr Dinesh Wadiwel, convenor of the Human Animal Research Network at the University of Sydney.

RSVP here for the film screening and the discussion

Time

(Friday) 6:00 pm - 6:15 pm

Location

Old Geology Lecture Theatre

Science Road The University of Sydney

Organizer

Sydney Democracy Networksdn@sydney.edu.au

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