Coinciding with COP26, we thought we’d share some of the environment and climate-themed events we have coming up.
ESRC Festival of Social Science 2021
Spot the Greenwashers
Monday, 15 November
How can we tell when companies are lying to us about how environmentally friendly they are? In this workshop, our media experts will explain how you can see through the tricks used to miscommunicate climate science in the media, bust dodgy claims and spot misinformation.
We won’t just deconstruct media techniques either, we’ll also learn how to construct better communication. Using innovative techniques such as storytelling, text adventures and choice-based games, we’ll learn how play can be a powerful tool for creating imaginative stories.
Connecting with nature: for wellbeing, sustainability and the environment
Monday, 15 November & Wednesday, 17 November
Connecting with nature can have benefits not only for our own wellbeing, but for the environment too. Join BU researchers and local nature organisations for a selection of talks over two days, to learn more about forest bathing, volunteering for nature, sustainable living and other ways to engage with and protect the natural environment.
We’ll also discover what social science research tells us about the sustainable choices people make throughout their life. Set against the backdrop of COP26, this event will explore how the choices we make could address the climate and ecological crises, and how Bournemouth University targets and supports these.
Wildfires and US
Tuesday 7 December
Every year wildfires engulf 3.4 million square kilometres of Earth’s surface – approximately the size of India. These fires have massive economic, social and environmental impacts and, due to climate change, are expected to increase in the future. However, wildfires are also a naturally occurring global phenomenon that many ecosystems depend on.
Join Dr Marin Cvitanovic to discover how scientific research at Bournemouth University could fill in some of the gaps in this complicated relationship between humans and wildfires.