Zela heard about these at the Brisbane Sustainability Expo in March. The workshops take you from the ‘big picture’ of what sustainability means globally, to national and local implications and educational applications. You are encouraged to connect your values and vision to desired sustainability actions for your school or workplace. Information will be provided about national and state initiatives that can support you in your programs, eg:
Thursday 10 May 4.30 -7.30
Saturday 12 May 9.30 -12.30
Sue Coad and Owen Secombe (Trained by UNESCO-APCEIU [Asia Pacific Centre for Education for International Understanding] in ‘Education for International Understanding’ & ‘Ecologically Sustainable Development’).
The idea is to focus on the desirable vision FOR a sustainable society, rather than being ANTI-climate change, says Zela. This positive orientation takes into account that there are things that grassroots people’s groups can do to help avoid the worst excesses of Climate Change.
The idea is for an umbrella organization uniting and co-ordinating the efforts of many individuals and groups working with different aspects of sustainable futures and local empowerment.
A ‘Climate Change Roadshow’ evening was held in Gympie, Cooloola Shire in late March. It was part of an inspiring tour by members of the Lismore Rainforest Information Centre, along Queensland’s east coast. Climate change action groups have now formed to intensify efforts to change the way people live in Chevallum, Eumundi, Chancellor College, Cooroy, Noosa, Maroochydore, Bokarina, Caloundra, Beerwah and Maleny and the University of the Sunshine Coast.
20 May 2007, at the Community Centreplace in Lawrence Street, Gympie, is the date set down for the inaugural meeting of the Sustainability League in Cooloola.