Transformative Incrementalism: Changing Global Systems By Changing Our Part Of The World

28 Apr 2024

On Saturday evening April 20 Tim Hollo presented a speech at the Gaiarcadia Summit online, on a panel on “Ecovillages and Sustainable Cities” alongside David Holmgren, Helena Norberg-Hodge, Mumta Ito and others. Here is the speech! Good evening, afternoon or morning, everyone. It’s a pleasure to…

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Leaping towards transformative politics!

20 Mar 2024

Launching Friends of the Green Institute Imagine if we Greens had the time and space to really think deeply about the changes we need in the world, and how to make them happen! Imagine if everyone in and around our party and movement had the opportunity to get involved in…

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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

Visions & Movements

23 May 2024

Dear friends, Welcome to the latest issue of Green Agenda, ‘Visions & Movements’! A collection of articles and essays, almost all of which started as presentations at The Green Institute Conference in August last year. The issue is, of course, only one path through the insights,...

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Will we keep cranking up the aircon as we watch the planet burn? 

5 May 2024

We have conjured up a dark future with our addiction to air-conditioning, but as we enjoy our dream lifestyle, this luxury is cooking the planet and sentencing the poorest and most disadvantaged to a nightmare of cooling poverty. [...] Read More... The post Will we keep cranking up the...

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Denying diversity and the betrayal of multicultural education

29 Apr 2024

The Victorian Institute of Teaching’s teacher registration policies reflect colonial biases by excluding culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) educators. Discriminatory policies, particularly around language requirements and teaching experience, not only exacerbate the country’s...

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Solid swings but not many ward wins – unpacking the results of the 2024 Brisbane City Council election

10 Apr 2024

Well it’s six days since the council election, and the last few postal votes are being scrutinised closely, with the Greens frustratingly close to winning in a couple of different electorates both in Brissie and elsewhere in South-East Queensland. Across Brisbane’s 26...

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Join Global Green Leaders to discuss democracy - Strengthening Democracy Network

Join Global Green Leaders to discuss democracy

9pm AEST, 8 May, 2024

OK, this is genuinely exciting! As something of a democracy obsessive (have you noticed? But more and more of us are, given the state of the world today), I get to talk about democracy with some fantastic people pretty regularly. Just in the last week, I’ve had the privilege of being part of two excellent discussions that will hopefully lead…

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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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