South Australia: Students of Sustainability Conference

sosflinders Students of Sustainability is an annual environmental and social justice conference bringing together activists, entrepreneurs, speakers, educators and artists from around Australia for a week of celebration, education, culture, delicious food, networking and camping. SoS is based at a different university campus each year. In 2015, SOS will be held at Flinders University, Adelaide, on Kaurna country from July 8th – 12th.

Students of Sustainability (SOS) is the longest running, annual, student organised conference of it’s kind in Australia. Beginning in Canberra in 1991, SOS is now the premier event on the calendar of the Australian Student Environment Network (ASEN).

SOS is a 5 day event which focuses on, and explores, environmental and social justice issues, and potential practical solutions. It includes workshops, forums, plenaries, excursions and entertainment.

The spectrum of formal and informal activities gives conference delegates and other attendees an amazing opportunity to link and network with like-minded individuals from all around Australia, in an effort to share ideas, visions, designs and goals on how to create positive change in today’s society and tomorrow’s future. The conference is open to anyone who has a passion for sustainability and for making a difference to their own lives, and to those around them. SOS attracts academics, entrepreneurs, Aboriginal elders, change-makers, campaigners and students.

SOS aims to articulate the challenges posed by the present ecological crisis not merely to our energy supplies or regulatory regimes, but to the foundations of our economic and social system; to the stories we tell, how we think, what we create and who we are. It is a unique event with a defining role in the Australian environment movement and in all movements working towards a society that is sustainable because it is just, and just, because it is sustainable.

And just to be clear, it’s definitely not just for students! We invite people from all walks of life and all ages to attend.

In 2015, SOS will be held in Adelaide- Flinders University – on Kaurna country, from July 8th – 12th. Members from the Australian Religious Response to Climate Change will be attending.

What: Students of Sustainability 2015

When: 8 – 12 July, 2015

Where: Flinders University Campus, Bedford (Adelaide), South Australia

Cost: Full week, waged, $190; Full week unwaged: $130

More information: here