RCE North East is delighted to announce that our regional launch programme is running throughout October and November. The programme includes the best in lifelong learning courtesy of Explore; talks on subjects as diverse as Why save the planet? and the struggle for black British literature; film screenings at venues including the Tyneside Cinema, Star and Shadow, Newcastle Arts Centre and Culture Lab; exhibitions; workshops; public discussions and a school debating competition. We would like to thank the many partners throughout the region who have made this launch possible. More ...
RCE North East forms NECTER as new co-ordinating body
Panganai Svotwa Photography Exhibition Opening
Thursday 18 August, 6pm – 8pm
Gateshead Old Town Hall
Born and raised in Zimbabwe, Panganai is now a Gateshead resident whose work intends to
communicate issues surrounding global climate change and help people question the importance
of protecting our fragile environment.
Through his work, he documents the various sustainable methods which are being adapted by
developed countries to counter the detrimental impact of global climate change.
He photographs the latest equipment being developed, with nearly zero carbon dioxide emissions,
which provides alternative, renewable energy. He has documented the important work being done
both in the UK and abroad, capturing both new and traditional solutions and technologies, such
as hydro power systems which are being brought back to life because of the issues raised by
global climate change. FREE
Contact: 0191 433 6918
Opening of Sustainability Forum: Film and Video
In partnership with Newcastle University School of Modern Languages Department we will be presenting the topical Battle of Algiers on Monday, 16th May at 7pm in Culture Lab.
In February Cinema Politica launched its programme with H2Oil - a review of the oil sands industry in Alberta - and marked World Water Day in March with a screening of Blue Gold with presentations by University academics from those specific fields.
RCE colleagues met with Professor Takaaki Koganezawa, the director of RCE Greater Sendai. The Professor was deeply grateful for the support and concern shown by so many members of the global RCE family. He told us of the difficult and unsustainable situation which they are now facing in his region. With profound optimism he reflected upon the lessons we must all learn from the response of the Japanese people to the critical situation, and how we will work together to create a future filled with hope.
Dr Aidan Doyle
UNU RCE North East
Newcastle Institute for Research on Sustainability
Messages from RCE Greater Sendai
Thank you so much for your meeting to me in London. I came back safety to Sendai. But Earthquake is continuing. In London, I am so happy to meeting with you. Because, I could say to you about situation of Sendai Earthquake.
Our RCE(Greater Sendai RCE) will start sustainable project. This Project, Make Future Project, will be focus on developping School. We will support many school,in destroyed area, to build up sustainability and will support regional community through supporting school.
Please support our RCE.
With best wishes
Chair Person, Director
Greater Sendai RCE
08 April 2011
Dear Global RCE Community,
Thank you for your thoughtful words of support and concern. Miyagi University of Education, where the Secretariat of RCE Greater Sendai is located, was less damaged by the earthquake and tsunami. However, Kesennuma and Sendai¹s coastal area suffered extensive damage and we have not been able to get a hold of some of our colleagues. We are now facing a critical situation that is totally unsustainable.
I thank all of you for your continuous support.
Chair, the Steering Committee
RCE Greater Sendai
15 March 2011
Can Carbon Capture Public Imagination?
On 17 March, Durham Energy Institute - Centre for Life co-hosted a public debate on whether we need carbon capture. The Government has committed to Carbon Capture & Storage where large volumes of CO2 are stored deep under the North Sea. However there are questions about how much we know about the process, whether it is safe and suitable for the North-East.
The debate provided a platform for attendees to ask questions that further their knowledge on carbon capture, and gave the wider public the opportunity to raise any fears or concerns about the implementation of the technology in North East England with a panel of experts.
Panelists included Prof Jon Gluyas, Durham Energy Institute; Roberta Blackman-Woods MP; Ross Weddle, CoRe Coop; and Sandy Irvine, Green Party. The debate was chaired by Professor Paul Younger of Newcastle University. The event was part of Newcastle ScienceFest 2011. March 2011
Cinema Politica Launch
RCE North East will be joining Cinema Politica to provide additional events and engagement activities throughout the year. The first event is expected to be on World Water Day, March 22nd, with the screening of Blue Gold: World Water Wars, a terrifying account of conflicts, corruption and corporate giants fighting to control that which is most vital to human survival. February 2011