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Newsletter - December 2018
RCE Severn at the University of Gloucestershire
Global Goals project wins national recognition at events awards

Our Events Management Course won Student Event of the Year at the National Outdoor Events Association Awards for their Global Goals themed pop-up events at Cheltenham Jazz Festival. 
The National Outdoor Events Association is the UK’s leading outdoor events trade association dedicated to enhancing professionalism in the industry.
The students’ pop-up event was an assessed activity, funded by the University’s Learning Innovation for Tomorrow (LIFT) programme, with support from RCE Severn. 

Watch the project film here
Turning waste objects into musical instruments - workshops in 2019

'Sound Bites' is a collaboration between our Product Design and Creative Music Technology courses.

Join practical all-age workshops -  use the latest digital technology and manufacturing equipment to create audio devices from objects that might normally be considered 'single-use'. 

The workshops will culminate in an exhibition and a performance by music students making use of these new musical instruments.

Where: Gloucester Library

When: Spring 2019

Further Info: Keep and eye on RCE news

News and activities from across the RCE Severn Region

Water management and resilience for small businesses

Join a workshop to co-develop a business toolkit for increased water resilience. 

This workshop will be of particular interest to those running small and medium sized businesses that use water in any way in their business processes, and are exposed to different types of water risk.
Explore ways in which water (from flood to drought) could affect business, including opportunities for innovation.  

Where: Jurys Inn, Gloucester Road, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL51 0TS

When:  December 14th 

Further info and booking: Eventbrite

Gloucestershire 2050 report published 

Gloucestershire 2050 have published their report on the county-wide conversation to explore ideas and shape Gloucestershire's long-term future.

The consultation ran from 1 February 2018 to 31 July 2018 and received approximately 2,500 responses.

The RCE Severn Forum in July 2018 created a report that fed into this conversation.

Read the Gloucestershire 2050 Report: here

Read the Report summary: here

Read supporting documents: here
Model Climate Conference and Local Action Summit

Schools from across the region attended model climate conferences in Cheltenham and Solihul in November to carry out their own debates on progress towards the Paris Agreement. Teams of students had to represent 15 countries and negotiate raising ambition for more global action on climate change.
They also engaged in mini-workshops for local action on topics such as energy, food waste, travel and recycling, and were encouraged to make pledges for their own action back at school.
The conference was run by the Interclimate Network.
Find out more here.
Global RCE news
A new deal for people and nature
Our Living Planet Report 2018 shows population sizes of wildlife decreased by 60% globally between 1970 and 2014. 

WWF are calling for a new global deal for nature and people to halt wildlife decline and tackle deforestation, climate change and plastic pollution, backed by concrete commitments from global leaders and businesses to tackle wildlife loss, climate change and development in an integrated way. 

Read the report here. 
Email us
If you would like to make a contribution to the next newsletter please contact Miriam Webb, RCE Severn Co-ordinator by January 31st at:
RCE Severn is part of a global network of RCEs endorsed by the United Nations University. The RCEs were instrumental in the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (DESD, 2005-2014), translating its global objectives into the context of their local communities. The RCEs now support implementation of the Global Action Programme (GAP) on ESD which followed the DESD. 

RCE Severn Director: Dr Alex Ryan, Director of Sustainability, University of Gloucestershire

University of Gloucestershire, The Park, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 2RH. Telephone +44 (0)844 8010001.

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