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Free film screening: National Geographic and Leonardo DiCaprio’s ‘Before the Flood’

SustainableUEA and CarbonCrew Students Society are screening Leo DiCaprio’s new film for free this Wednesday.

  • Wednesday, 2 November
  • 18.30-20.00
  • The Enterprise Centre lecture theatre

If you could know the truth about the threat of climate change — would you want to know? Before the Flood, presented by National Geographic, features Leonardo DiCaprio on a journey as a United Nations Messenger of Peace, traveling to five continents and the Arctic to witness climate change first-hand.

He goes on expeditions with scientists uncovering the reality of climate change and meets with political leaders fighting against inaction. He also discovers a calculated disinformation campaign orchestrated by powerful special interests working to confuse the public about the urgency of the growing climate crisis. With unprecedented access to thought leaders around the world, DiCaprio searches for hope in a rising tide of catastrophic news.

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Watch the film for free this week only (via the Before the Flood website)

The film will start at 18.30. Please note that seating may be limited, and is available on a first-come, first-served basis.


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'Focus on...' Monthly engagement themes 'Focus on...' Monthly engagement themes

'Focus on...' – a year of engagement

Each month in the 2016/17 academic year will have its own ‘Focus on’ theme, tying in with key events in the UEA and international awareness calendars.

The Sustainability Network — staff and student champions from across campus — have fed in their ideas: what do you think we could do?

We’ll be highlighting activities and upcoming events each month.


Month UEA Focus On theme Key dates   Month UEA Focus On theme Key dates
September 2016:  Recycling and Waste (clearing out for the start of term!) 05-09.09: Zero Waste Week
12-18.09: Recycle Week (‘The Unusual Suspects’)
  January 2017:  Wellbeing
(Re-boot and Refresh)
16.01: Start of semester
October: Food (Vegetarian Awareness Month) 01.10: World Vegetarian Day
01-07.10: International Vegetarian Week
  February:  Ethical Choices and Procurement 20.02: World Day of Social Justice
27.0212.03: Fairtrade Fortnight
November:  Reduce, Reuse (Recycle) 19-27.11: European Week for Waste Reduction
25.11: International Buy Nothing Day
  March:  Biodiversity 03.03: World Wildlife Day
14.03: International Day of Action for Rivers
22.03: World Water Day
25.03: Earth Hour (20.30-21.30)
December:  Energy Efficiency and Carbon Reduction 16.12: End of semester
Big Holiday Switch Off
  April:  Energy Efficiency and Carbon Reduction 22.04: Earth Day
24.04: Fashion Revolution Day
        May:  Travel and wellbeing (National Walking Month) 22.05: International Day for Biological Diversity
22.05-16.06: Exam period
        June:  Global Challenges 05.06: World Environment Day
08.06: World Oceans Day
13-17.06: Sustainable Energy Week
11-19.06: National Bike Week
17.06: World Day to Combat Desertification
20.06: World Refugee Day

Events and challenges will be run across UEA, but you may want to run something yourself! Contact the Environmental Officer, Catrin Darsley, for support. Email: c.darsley@uea.ac.uk