LSBU Sustainability & Climate Action Event Series - Part Two

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Find out how LSBU is working to ensure our university is part of the solution to the social and ecological challenges we are faced with...

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Consumer culture & behaviour. The impact of fashion on the climate emergency. The circular economy. Extinction governance. The role of education on the Sustainable Development Goals. Economics in a post-Covid world. How our living spaces and gardening can affect our mental health. Christmas shopping & cultural holidays. Sustainable wellbeing - how we need to look after ourselves in AND the protect the planet.

Join us for Part Two of LSBU's Sustainability & Climate Action Event Series (4-6 Nov) as we discuss these topics and much more!

We'll be joined by some fantastic guests including...

Dillie Keane, IKEA, Professor Jill Atkins, Times Higher Education, MIND, Royal Parks, Bankside Open Spaces Trust, Aja Barber, Mayamiko, Studio XAG, The Sustainable Angle, Terra Neutra, Sustainability Tribe, #ZeroWasteUAE Social Initiative, The London Waste & Recycling Board... plus more!!

Plus a host of other INSPIRATIONAL and THOUGHT-LEADING EXPERTS from LSBU & beyond! See the programme below for more info.


Join us to find out how small changes can make a BIG difference and to learn how YOU can play a role in protecting the future of our planet!



Wednesday 4th November

9am – Welcome and introduction to the week - Professor Deborah Johnston, Pro-Vice Chancellor, LSBU

9.30am – Keynote address: 'The Unexamined Action' by Dillie Keane – author of sustainable blog ‘Shit You Don’t Need’ and one-third of comedy/satirical singing trio ‘Fascinating Aida

10.15am – How creativity can replace our need for consumption - Dr Jasmine Pradissitto, Artist & Visiting Lecturer, LSBU

11am - Break

11.15am – Global consumer culture, impulsive buying and money budgeting – who buys more and saves less? - Barbara Czarnecka, Senior Lecturer in Marketing, LSBU

12.05pm - Lunch

12.45pm – Keynote Address: How can we create retail installations that don’t cost the earth? by Gemma Ruse, Founder & Creative Director at Studio XAG

1.30pm - Is Sustainability Embedded to Business School Curricula?: Initial Findings from a UK wide study - Grace O'Rourke, Lecturer in Marketing, LSBU and Barbara Czarnecka, Senior Lecturer in Marketing, LSBU

2.15pm - Break

2.30pm – Real talk .. Let’s talk about fashion brands & sustainability

  • Celia Harper, Founder, Junk LDN
  • Ronke Fashola, Course Director – Fashion Promotion & Marketing and Fashion Buying & Merchandising, LSBU

3.50pm – Summary, details of what’s next and break

5pm – The impact of the fashion world on sustainability & the climate emergency – a panel discussion

  • Aja Barber, Writer & Style Consultant
  • Paola Masperi, Mayamiko
  • Amanda Johnston, The Sustainable Angle
  • Ronke Fashola, Course Director – Fashion Promotion & Marketing and Fashion Buying & Merchandising, LSBU

6.30pm – Closing remarks and details of the next day


Thursday 5th November - Economics & Education

9am – Introduction to the day

9.15am – Keynote address: Extinction Governance & Engagement by Professor Jill Atkins, Chair in Financial Management at Sheffield University and author of 'The Business of Bees: An Integrated Approach to Bee Decline and Corporate Responsibility'

10am – Spirals, Spikes and Spinning Wheels: Temporal models challenging the sustainability agenda - Dr. Helen Powell, Course Director, Creative Advertising with Marketing, LSBU

11am – Break

11.15am – Embedding sustainability into accounting education – an empirical study at LSBU - Usha Mistry, Senior Lecturer, LSBU

12pm - Lunch

12.45pm – Keynote address: Embedding the Sustainable Development Goals into LSBU's Group Strategy by Richard Duke, Director of Strategy & Planning, LSBU and Duncan Ross, Times Higher Education

1.30pm - Responsible Futures: Skills and Competencies for University Community Wellbeing and Student Employability - Alex Misfud, Responsible Futures Project Manager, LSBU

2.15pm - Break

2.20pm – Being bad to do good: using reverse psychology to embed Life Cycle Thinking and knowledge of Sustainable Development Goals in design and engineering curricula -


  • Professor Deborah Andrews, Associate Professor in Design, School of Engineering, LSBU and CEDaCI project lead
  • Dr Benjamin Lishman, Senior Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering, LSBU
  • Professor Elizabeth Newton, Associate Professor of Psychology, LSBU

Year 2 Students: Beth Browne, Javane Lawrie, Dimitri McGrath-Karvelis, Zaynab Patel

Year 4 Students: Joseph James, Luke Kingham

3.05pm – A new economics for a post Covid world: how to make the change


  • Dr Christoph Biehl, Lecturer in Responsible Business, Department of Management, University of Birmingham
  • Dr Hugh Atkinson, Distinguished Research Fellow, The Schumacher Institute for Sustainable Solutions, Bristol
  • Dr Sarah Abdaless, Head of Division of Accounting, Finance and Economics , LSBU
  • Mark Winter, Lecturer in Accounting, Finance and Economics, LSBU

4.15pm – Break

4.30pm – The contribution of Education for Sustainability to Changing Patterns of Consumption and Improving


  • Jaya Gajpara, Course Director for Education for Sustainability, LSBU
  • Rolf Jucker, author of blog ‘Sustainability Writings’ and the book ‘Can We Cope with the Complexity of Reality?
  • Dr Glen Strachan, Education for Sustainability Programme, School of Law & Social Sciences, LSBU
  • Paul Maiteny, Ecologist & Psychotherapist plus Lecturer in Education for Sustainability, LSBU

6pm - Closing remarks and details of the next day


Friday 6th November - Wellbeing

9am – Introduction to the day

9.15am – In conversation… The impact of gardening & outdoor space on our mental health & wellbeing and how individuals & communities living in urban areas can create green spaces. Featuring:

10.30am – Break

10.40am – Managing your wellbeing during COVID-19 - Kerry McLeod, Head of Content (Information), Mind

11.25am – You're Not What You Think: How to Manage the Internal Self-Critic - Dr. Daniel Kolubinski, Psychology Lecturer, LSBU

12pm - Lunch & Learn: De-Cluttering & Stress by Isabelle Lamy, Decluttering & Home/Office Organisation Expert, IDea for your space

12.30pm – Keynote address: IKEA Healthy and Sustainable Lifestyle by Ailen McCreadie, Live Lagom Programme Manager UK&IE, Health and Sustainable Living, IKEA Ltd

1.15pm - Mental health ecologies: space, design and lived experiences of distress - Professor Paula Reavey, Professor of Psychology, LSBU

1.45pm – Lighten up! How the lighting in your living space can benefit your wellbeing & the environment - Zoe De Grussa, Sustainability Engineer and Communications Designer, British Blinds & Shutters Association

2.15pm – Break

2.20pm - Not My Problem: Recognising and reducing personal risks and harms in alcohol use - Professor Antony Moss, Professor of Addictive Behaviour Science, LSBU

2.50pm – Developing and sustaining mental health and wellbeing - Professor Patrick Callaghan, Dean of the School of Applied Sciences, LSBU

3.20pm – Break

3.25pm – Repackaging Christmas: gifts to protect the planet and its people

4.40pm – Conference summary and details of what’s next in the event series

  • Professor Deborah Johnston, Pro-Vice Chancellor for Education, LSBU
  • Jaya Gajpara, Course Director for Education for Sustainability, LSBU
  • Thomas Empson, Sustainability Project Manager, LSBU

5pm – Conference closes


This conference will be delivered online using Zoom Webinar. The joining information will be circulated around a week before the event to those who have registered. This will be one link to access all of the sessions and you are free to drop in to the ones that interest you.

This is Part Two of a series of events. The final event in this series is:

  • Food, Water and Politics (13-15 Jan 2021). To register, please click here.

Part One was focused on Climate, Carbon, Energy and Resources. Check out some of the sessions on our YouTube playlist.

Each event in the series is a stand-alone event. You do not need to have attended any of the previous events in order to register/attend.

Please note: You'll see on our order form that we have asked for your home address. This is so we can send a thank you gift to those who attend the event. You do not need to complete this field but please do so if you're happy to receive something in the post from us after the event.

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