Are we, around the world and here in Australia, slowly but surely making our way towards a legal system where the Earth actually matters? This fantastic conversation suggests that we are, and that we’re picking up speed. Dr Michelle Maloney, from The Australian Earth Laws Alliance,…Read More
Humanity In Nature
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.
The devastating fires across eastern Australia as the 2020s began burnt a hard black line across history – before the fires and after. Former Greens Senator Scott Ludlam and Professor Danielle Celermajer both faced those fires from terrifyingly close up. And their remarkable new books, Full Circle and Summertime, take…Read More
“Does a story of survival and recovery offer us redemption? Or does it at least spare us the burden of feeling condemned for the crime of omnicide?” These words from towards the end of Professor Danielle Celermajer’s beautiful book, Summertime, ring in my mind as I ponder that difficult, tenuous,…Read More
For everyone who was living anywhere near the gargantuan, climate-change-fuelled fires of 2019-20, or had any connection to the country that was burning, they left an indelible mark on our psyche. Recently, as the autumn chill arrived in Canberra and the first hazard reduction burns took place in…Read More
I’m super excited to be bringing you three fantastic events covering diverse and important issues over the next six weeks. Please join us to discuss how we can resist austerity in a post-budget event with the Australian Unemployed Workers Union, how to move from climate grief to action…Read More
I was delighted recently to be invited to speak at the conference of the Australian Academy of Jewish Studies, where I gave a presentation about Ecology, Citizenship and Jewish Identity, drawing together the ideas of Emma Goldman, Hannah Arendt and Murray Bookchin. I talked about how the fragile sense of…Read More
Thanks to everyone who came along to the online launch of the Green Agenda Quarterly Journal Summer 2021 Edition: Into The Fire. A special thanks to speakers Lina Koleilat, Dodie Henderson, and Queensland Greens MP Amy MacMahon who discussed how fire defines us and what we…Read More
Greta Thunberg has swept the globe with her raw honesty and stark challenges to world leaders to act “as if our house is on fire, because it is”. Millions of people, young and old, have been inspired by her to join strikes and marches and get involved in activist groups.Read More
Last year will go down as history-making in so many ways. It was an immense struggle, marked by tragedy and devastation. But, unexpectedly, it was also tinged with real hope; the hope that can be found in people coming together through adversity, working collectively to create a better world. Looking…Read More
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…Read More