Humanity In Nature

We are not protecting nature. We are nature protecting itself!

When most of us live lives disconnected from nature, rarely see wild animals, have even lost the vocabulary to identify plants and animals, how can we truly understand the changes that we are driving? How can we mourn what we never really knew?

We seek to demonstrate that a truly progressive politics is inherently green: if you consider that humanity is part of nature, you cannot work to improve humanity’s lot without cherishing and protecting nature.

You're Invited To Talk 'Ecological Democracy' - Green Institute

You’re Invited To Talk ‘Ecological Democracy’

By Elissa Jenkins May 16, 2018

LET’S TALK ECOLOGICAL DEMOCRACY! REGISTER FOR OUR WEBINAR NOW! It’s been really exciting to see and hear the reaction to Towards Ecological Democracy. People across the country, from all sorts of different perspectives, have called or emailed or joined the Facebook conversation or even sent over…

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Exploring The Commons At Two Upcoming Events

By Tim Hollo March 30, 2018

The Commons is a beautiful, ancient and radical idea of how to be in the world. But in today’s world, where politics and economics are seen almost entirely through the prisms of individualism and self-interest, it’s an idea which we struggle to understand – or see as possible. Because we…

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Green Institute Conference - Tim Lo Surdo and Rachael Jacobs

Looking Back On ‘Everything is Connected’ Conference

By Tim Hollo December 13, 2017

Everything really is connected, isn’t it? Including how putting on a huge conference is connected to exhaustion and getting behind on other work, with a direct consequence of not uploading content from the conference for almost six weeks. Clear connection there! After such an amazing two days discussion big green…

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Sun Setting On Coal, Rising On Democracy

Sun Setting On Coal, Rising On Democracy

By Tim Hollo November 18, 2017

This article first appeared in The Guardian, Nov 17, 2017 Events on opposite sides of the globe in recent days should give us real hope that coal’s deadly stranglehold on our health, our planetary home, and on our democracy, is finally slipping. At the UN climate meeting…

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Everything Is Connected: Kate Raworth On Doughnut Economics

By Tim Hollo October 28, 2017

Kate Raworth is a renegade economist focused on exploring the economic mindset needed to address the 21st century’s social and ecological challenges, and is the creator of the Doughnut theory of social and planetary boundaries. She is a Senior Visiting Research Associate at Oxford University’s Environmental Change Institute. Kate’s plenary…

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Green Institute Conference - Brendan Mackey

Everything Is Connected: Brendan Mackey’s Plenary Presentation

By Tim Hollo October 27, 2017

Professor Brendan Mackey is the Director of the Griffith Climate Change Response Program and specialises in the interactions between climate change, biodiversity and land use, sustainable development and the science and policy of ecosystem-based adaptation and mitigation and related public policy issues. Prof Mackey’s keynote presentation, entitled The breath of…

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