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.

Agency In A Time Of Ecological Crisis

Agency In A Time Of Ecological Crisis

By Tim Hollo June 18, 2020

In this time of intersecting crises, of fire and smoke, pandemic and spiralling economic inequity, with a spotlight being shone on racial injustice and the blatant abuse of power, it’s hard to know what to do that can possibly have a real impact. With Greta Thunberg telling world leaders “you…

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Our Submission To The EPBC Act Review - Green Institute

Our Submission To The EPBC Act Review

By Tim Hollo April 21, 2020

In the midst of these extraordinary times, it takes a bit of an effort to remember that the COVID-19 pandemic came hot on the heels of the worst bushfire season we’d ever had, following a terrible drought and horrific fish kills, and the third mass bleaching event on the Great…

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Nobody Left Behind - Including Ecosystems

Nobody Left Behind – Including Ecosystems

By Tim Hollo April 6, 2020

These are extraordinary times. Everyone I talk to at the moment is feeling like their head is spinning. As well as fearing for our own and our loved ones’ health, and trying to keep our kids focussed on their education from home while we work or search for a new…

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What Does Climate Emergency Action Mean?

What Does “Climate Emergency” Action Mean?

By Tim Hollo February 20, 2020

The National Climate Emergency Summit, held in Melbourne on February 14-15, was a timely and important event. The Sustainable Living Festival pulled off an impressive feat organising it, filling Melbourne Town Hall to absolute capacity, getting a huge number of people inside and outside the rooms talking about the…

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Climate Crisis - Australian Bushfires - The End Of The World As We Know It

The End Of The World As We Know It

By Tim Hollo February 3, 2020

As I sat down to write this—struggling with how to get on with normal life while, just down the road, a massive fire burns in one of my favourite places and smoke turns the morning light a ghastly orange—two kookaburras suddenly started laughing in the tall eucalypts behind my home.

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Cultivating Democracy Conference: Democratising The Economy - Natalie Osborne

Cultivating Democracy Conference: Democracy And Ecology

By Elissa Jenkins January 12, 2020

Featured below is an audio podcast of the panel ‘Democracy And Ecology’ at The Green Institute conference, Cultivating Democracy, on November 15, 2019. This podcast captures the audio from ‘Democracy And Ecology’ session facilitated by Senator Sarah Hanson-Young, with speakers: Margaret Blakers, Nicky Ison and Dr Natalie Osborne.

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