Do you have a passionate commitment to sustainability in Canberra?
Tomorrow's world is not only about finding solutions to today's problems, but about inventing strategies that are so inspiring, powerful and efficient that they bring us to new places: where yesterday's limitations are no longer relevant.
We invite you to join us in a series of networking events to regenerate the long-term health and sustainability of Canberra. Contact Mark Spain on 02 6249 1344 or email@example.com.
enACT for the future 2
We hosted the second gathering of enACT for the Future on Wednesday 18 March 2009 at VanillaBean café at ANU with a crowd of over 50 people — to support existing initiatives and to create ways of taking action in our community.
Our event guest, Emeritus Professor Valerie A Brown AO (a Visiting Fellow at ANU's Fenner School of Environment and Society) is a wise elder — both internationally and locally — in engaging local communities in collective social learning processes to create change. At the evening's event, with Valerie's guiding hand, we developed social learning models to create relevant, results-driven actions.
The event aimed to explore how to find new levels of working together for sustainability in the ACT using a social learning model to create results-driven actions. The projects that were identified here were:
- Transition Town Canberra
- Reduce household energy and water consumption
- Reduce food miles of food consumed in the ACT
- Support and inspiration
- Festival messages (comedy festival, arts festival)
- Increase sharing and collaboration
- Highlight Copenhagen Climate Change meeting among youth
- Establish a car-pooling culture with a website to co-ordinate/trips
- Encourage our ACT government to devote 10 per cent of arts funding to environmental arts
- Exchange e-mail addresses of enACT group and circulate action plans
- Work with ACT Commissioner for a World Environment Day Festival
- Lobby to introduce well-being indicators (along with GDP, etc) as measure of Australian quality of life and in ACT.
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