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Together

20 Feb 2024

Almost exactly 8 years ago, I wrote my first email as Executive Director of the Green Institute to many of you, expressing a lot of angst at the state of the world – in that case the shocking fires that had been ripping through Tasmanian forests. Riffing on that particular moment…

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Listen up! Audiobook is Living!

8 Dec 2023

Almost 8 years ago, when I was given the incredible privilege and responsibility to lead the Green Institute, I spent months asking people all around the Greens party and movement what they thought the Institute needed to do. One answer that came through loud and clear was that it had…

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Publications

Audio Book - Living Democracy - Tim Hollo - Green Institute

Listening to Living Democracy: Audio Book

1 Dec 2023

These are dark times. Could they be the darkest before the dawn? Can we turn this juggernaught around and cultivate an ecological, living democracy? You can now listen to Tim Hollo reading his book, Living Democracy, to find inspiration, ideas, and encouragement to do your own thinking. LISTEN FOR FREE…

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Seeding, Feeding and Leading Transformative Greens Politics: Green Institute Annual Report 2022/23

Seeding, Feeding and Leading Transformative Greens Politics: Green Institute Annual Report 2022/23

17 Nov 2023

With our strongest ever focus on engaging and working with Greens members and the wider movement, 2022/23 was an exciting and highly successful year for the Green Institute. Despite tiny resources, with only 1½ FTE staff, we delivered a massive program of workshops and webinars, publications and podcasts, conferences and writers’ festivals, cultivating deep…

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Nature Market: Why Labor’s market will do nothing for nature

Nature | Market: Why Labor’s market will do nothing for nature

31 May 2023

How much is a koala’s life worth? What’s the cash value of preventing the extinction of the orange bellied parrot? If these are the questions you’re asking, can you expect anything other than a devastatingly, destructively wrong answer? Labor’s Nature Repair Market Bill, a redraft and repackaging of the ecocidal Morrison government’s proposal to establish…

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Green Agenda

Write for us!

10 Feb 2024

We work with social justice, antiracist, and ecological commitments, and in favour of Indigenous sovereignty. We welcome contributions from all who share an interest in exploring ideas that are consistent with and explore left, progressive, and environmental thought and its contemporary...

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Crisis, resistance, and the lure of liberal nation-building

8 Jan 2024

Writing together as activist scholars, as people committed to thinking about the practice of collective struggle, we consider Sri Lanka's landscape of state crisis, popular resistance, and liberal reform. [...] Read More... The post Crisis, resistance, and the lure of liberal...

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Sustainable materialism as political action

25 Nov 2023

Are these kinds of movements the solution to all of our troubles? Absolutely not. Do the mainly white western environmental activists doing this work think it’s everything? Of course not. But are sustainable materialist movements politically valuable? Absolutely. For this project I...

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From disruption to destruction 

3 Nov 2023

"What is it going to take?" I know your job seems important right now. I know your 'clean record' so you can still fly overseas seems important now (not that it actually stops anyone from travelling, so far). I know that police are scary, the state is scary. I know, I have been arrested 33...

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Events

Building Better Branches Workshop - Green Institute - Victorian Greens

Greens Workshop: Building Better Branches

10am-4pm 2 March, 2024

In Melbourne? Join this cross-branch workshop exploring how to sow community connections and grow thriving campaigns. 10am-4pm2 March, 2024Edinburgh Gardens Community RoomFitzroy VIC 3065 Guided by principles from his inspiring book ‘Living Democracy’, the Green Institute’s Tim Hollo will lead a collaborative conversation about growing Greens branches in Victoria into lively hubs of mutual aid and…

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Author Discussion - Living Democracy - Sustainable Living Festival 2004

Author Discussion: Living Democracy with Tim Hollo – Hobsons Bay Libraries

6.30pm, 29 February 2024

Engage in lively conversations and collaborative problem-solving—this is living democracy. Join Tim Hollo for this Hobsons Bay Libraries event part of the National Sustainable Living Festival 2024.  Despite global challenges, Tim Hollo’s Living Democracy offers bold ideas for positive change. The narrative challenges the notion that it’s the end of the world, offering glimpses of exciting new journeys worldwide. Join this…

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Life After Capitalism - NENA Conference

Life After Capitalism? NENA Conference

17-19 November, 2023

Tim Hollo will be speaking at this year’s NENA (New Economy Network Australia) Conference in Canberra. It’s been said that it’s easier to imagine the end of the world than the end of capitalism. But today’s climate change, environmental decline and social justice challenges are forcing societies to rethink our economic systems and social governance.

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