Seeing the breadth and passion of grassroots action groups in North America, the UK, Ireland and a few here in Oz – all working towards a sustainable future – I am amazed there has been NO news coverage of their existence AND activities here. How can we remain so remote in this electronic age? Or have I just missed it?
“Really keep in touch with your organisation. You have to be practical, pragmatic but also realistic, and able to manage your people,” says Wal King CEO of Leighton Holdings, 20 years in the job, and offering advice to new CEOs/leaders.
“one that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs”…..
….AND THEN ASK:
You have to wonder in the face of declining circulation and readership, WHY media bosses keep on with the ‘same old/same old’ formula though research shows that content is really important in engaging readers. There are huge numbers of Australians actively involved in community activity and in sustainable development activity.
Local Governments for sustainability. 589 local governments and their associations, representing nearly 300 million people in 67 countries, make up ICLEI’s membership. I counted 76 Australian members. Check the list here.
promoting equitable, democratic, and ecologically sustainable economies….formed in response to widespread concerns over economic globalization, a process dominated by international institutions and agreements unaccountable to democratic processes or national governments.
(see this PWF bulletin)
a North American nonprofit membership organization of well over 500 businesses and community leaders who ‘envision sustainable business practices that lead to a healthy environment, meaningful employment, strong communities and buying local first as commonplace in our region and a model for the rest of the world.’
Students of the Practical Sustainability course at the local college of further education devised Kinsale 2021 – an Energy Descent Action Plan, essentially an exercise in collaborative scenario planning and the stocktaking of local resources, in which they investigated solutions for food, housing, education, health, energy, waste, transport, tourism and the local economy to deal with the changes that peak oil might bring. Click here for the global map of relocalisers that includes a handful of north eastern Australian coastal communities.