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Recording Of Homo Ecologicus: Money Between Economy And Ecology

14 Nov 2020

Below you will discover a recording of the event ‘Homo Ecologicus: Money Between Economy And Ecology’ hosted by Economythologies featuring Green Institute Executive Director Tim Hollo. The image of Homo Economicus underpins the ubiquity of neo-classical economics, delineating the possibilities of exchange for humans conceived as rational and self-interested beings. How does…

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Green Agenda Webinar Recording: Where To From Here? Imagining A Post-Covid Future

14 Nov 2020

Last Wednesday 11 November Green Agenda Co-editors Felicity Gray and Simon Copland hosted a thought-provoking online discussion based on the Green Agenda Quarterly Journal Spring 2020: Where To From Here? Imagining A Post-Covid Future. Thanks for coming along! If you were unable to attend or would like…

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Publications

Rebalancing Rights: Communities, Corporations And Nature

Rebalancing Rights: Communities, Corporations And Nature

29 Mar 2019

If BHP Billiton has rights, and can act as a legal person, why shouldn’t the Great Barrier Reef? What would change if we decided that the natural world we are part of had rights of its own – the right to exist, to habitat, to be free from pollution? This collection began its life as an exploration of the concept…

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Views Of A UBI

14 Jun 2017

What would you do if you knew you wouldn’t be left behind? Nine Australians’ “Views of a UBI” 14 JUNE 2017 What would your life be like if you—and everyone around you—had a Universal Basic Income? How would it change the choices you make to know that there was a no-questions-asked, non-judgmental, society-wide support in place that we all contribute to…

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Can Less Work be More Fair?

9 Dec 2016

We need to talk about UBI and shorter working hours Does a world with more insecure work need to be a world of greater instability and fear? Are protectionism and nationalism appropriate responses? Are there alternative policy approaches which can bring people and communities together instead of driving them ever further apart? With global politics in a state of flux,…

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Green Agenda

Into the fire: Summer 2021 Edition call for contributions

14 Nov 2020

We’re calling for contributions for our Summer 2021 edition of Green Agenda: On fire in politics and policy. Submit your short pitch to contribute to the debate on sustainability, social justice, peace and nonviolence, and democracy. This earth, I never damage. I look after. Fire is...

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Where to from here? Imagining a post-Covid future

3 Nov 2020

There are lots of people, elbows out, trying to shape what Australia’s post-Covid future looks like. Scott Morrison would have us double-down on gas, conveniently forgetting climate change remains an existential threat. Around the country, state governments have taken the opportunity to...

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‘Now is the time for bold decision making’: Senator Siewert on the lessons of 2020

3 Nov 2020

What a strange year 2020 has been. We entered it under a fog of smoke with parts of the country barely able to breathe, and growing community anger as fires burned. The links were being made stronger than ever, the fires were due to climate change – surely there would finally be decisive...

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The trash economy: employment in the post-Covid era

3 Nov 2020

On a landfill site outside the village of Kafr Lusin in northwest Syria, teenagers sort through the mountain of toxic household waste, looking for reusable plastic that can be traded for a few coins. At the Ars Electronica Centre in Linz, school children visiting the Machine Learning...

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Events

Where To From Here? Imagining A Post-Covid Future

Where To From Here? Imagining A Post-Covid Future

8pm AEDT, 11 November 2020

The ongoing effects of Covid-19 continue around Australia and our region. On every front – politically, economically, culturally – life seems to have become more difficult. The economic and social fallout will be long-lasting, and most keenly felt by those who were already struggling. At the same time, the pandemic could represent an opportunity. There might be,…

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Homo Ecologicus: Money Between Economy and Ecology

Homo Ecologicus: Money Between Economy and Ecology

10am, 6 November 2020

The image of Homo Economicus underpins the ubiquity of neo-classical economics, delineating the possibilities of exchange for humans conceived as rational and self-interested beings. How does growing awareness of our ecological entanglements with human and more-than-human beings invite a reimagining of our economies, societies and political systems? Miss this event? Watch now below. Hosted by…

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Covid Democracy Webinar Series: Fighting Fossil Fuels By Building Community

Covid Democracy Webinar Series: Fighting Fossil Fuels By Building Community

8pm, 17 September 2020

The coronavirus pandemic both lays bare deep and ongoing injustices in our society and provides a moment to reevaluate and reset our political conversation. One of the most obvious fault lines is over climate action and fossil fuels, with governments using the cover of the pandemic to push forward with polluting and destructive projects despite ever clearer evidence that a…

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