UWE Bristol Climate Education Launch

Are we consuming our way to climate change?

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Date and time
Wed 20 September 2023
17:00 - 18:00
Online Event
Abbie Basketter abbie.basketter@uwe.ac.uk
Booking not required


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Talking with Aja will be our own UWE Bristol hosts, and a student who’s already taking her own action and has created podcasts about her experiences.

Join us in conversation with Aja Barber, a speaker and advocate for changing our approach to how we consume, particularly in relation to fast fashion. Aja joins us to lend her voice, experience and perspective highlighting the undercurrents of consumerism, colonialism and social inequality which are a major contributor to the climate crisis and the social and global injustice we are currently witnessing. In her book ‘Consumed’ Aja takes us deep into thinking about how social media and our cultural norms are promoting over consumption and what this means for those who produce the goods we’re buying and the impact on the environmental world.

This year UWE Bristol is bringing you climate education. Our launch is a conversation with Aja that explores these issues and perhaps will bring you an alternative perspective on the choices you make in day-to-day life, the actions you can take and the responsibility we all have to make change.

UWE Climate Education starts here. Join the conversation, hear the uncomfortable truths and find a place of action and community that can help you feel empowered to act in the face of the climate crisis.

The event will appear on all students timetables unless your course has a clash with the event. In that instance you will have the opportunity to catch up later.


  • 17:00 An introduction from our host
  • 17:05 A conversation with Aja Barber
  • 17:25 Time for your questions with Aja, our host and a UWE Bristol midwifery student who has created her own podcasts on sustainability
  • 17:45 A chance to hear from two students who campaigned for Climate Education at UWE Bristol
  • 17:50 Final reflections from our host and links to Climate Education resources
  • 18:00 Event ends.

This event is being brought to you by UWE Bristol in partnership with the Students’ Union at UWE.

Registration and tickets

The event is exclusive to UWE Bristol students, and the event link can be found on your timetable.

  • Cost: Free
  • Attendance: Booking not required


We welcome all abilities/disabilities, ages, ethnicities, and genders into our spaces. If you have any questions, concerns or additional requirements then please let us know so that we can make your time at this event as comfortable as possible.

For more information about this event, please contact Abbie at abbie.basketter@uwe.ac.uk.

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