The greatest challenge of human existence is upon us: the planet is suffering and the consequences for present and future generations are profound. Tackling climate change, waste generation and the loss of biodiversity is the responsibility of every person.
Students feel this responsibility keenly. They want the skills, knowledge, and opportunity to positively effect change in their future careers, which is why Curtin has launched the Planet Positive Program.
Together, let’s make this opportunity available to as many students as possible. Donate to Planet Positive Scholarships now and protect our future.
Brittany is a proud young woman of Wiradjuri Descent, living on Whadjuk Noongar Country while studying applied sciences at Curtin University’s Centre for Aboriginal Studies. She is also a Planet Positive Student Champion.
Chase Hayes, in/action: the climate paradox, 2023, gouache on canvas with digital manipulation.
This artwork was created for the Planet Positive Program by Curtin student, Chase Hayes.
Chase is a Fine Arts student and Planet Positive Student Champion. Passionate about climate action, Chase hopes to inspire the next generation to be environmental leaders in their chosen fields.
“The artwork encapsulates the duality of our present landscape while offering glimpses of two potential futures yet to be determined. As a student champion, I wanted to create a piece that simultaneously reflects the seriousness of our current reality and serves as a beacon for the extraordinary future we can unlock through accessible and sustainable education.”
The Planet Positive Program will equip students with the knowledge and skills required to address the environment and climate crisis.
“Education is the silver bullet. Knowledge leads to understanding and when we understand what the issues are, we can set about solving them.
Planet Positive will equip students from all course backgrounds with the knowledge and skills to champion positive environmental change. It resets the paradigm from simply reducing impact, to being restorative and to being planet positive.”