Living Together

How are we to live in – and design – cities which enable and encourage equitable human interaction and sustainable living. How can we support communities to thrive fairly within big cities and small towns? How can we ensure affordable and accessible housing that benefits communities rather than developers? How can we enable a true sharing economy to develop, where we hold things in common rather than retreat to individual ownership of everything?

In short, how do we live together?

Catastrophe, Cooperatives, And Community-building | Green Institute

Catastrophe, Cooperatives, And Community-building

By Tim Hollo June 14, 2020

As we start to emerge from lock-down, thankfully with remarkably low health impacts compared to much of the rest of the world, the economic, social and political impacts of the Covid pandemic will only get more stark. As we’ve already been seeing, the divergent possibilities opened up by this moment,…

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Democracy At A Moment Of Rupture

Democracy At A Moment Of Rupture

By Tim Hollo June 10, 2020

What do we do at moments of rupture in our politics? How can we work at this moment to build better democracy at the local level and the global, for all of us? That was the starting point for this stimulating and inspiring conversation, the third in our Covid Democracy…

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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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Reset Reading Group: Get Involved

Reset Reading Group: Get Involved

By Tim Hollo April 17, 2020

I’m super excited to be part of a wonderful new program, the Reset Reading Group, hosted by our friends at the Commons Social Change Library. Over six fortnights, we will bring you a series of readings, podcasts and…

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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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Together While Apart: Webinar Video, Q&A And Resources

By Tim Hollo March 20, 2020

How on sweet Earth do we practice and cultivate ecological ethics, connected diversity, community building and social cohesion, when we can’t come together face to face? It was incredible to have 100 people cram into a virtual room together to discuss this – and demonstrate one way to do it…

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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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