By Tim Hollo • May 9, 2020
On May 7, the Green Institute was privileged to have Dr Tjanara Goreng Goreng and Lidia Thorpe speaking with us on Indigenous Democracy Now, as the first of our Covid Democracy series. The conversation Tjanara and Lidia led us through went from deep spiritual connection to each other and to…
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…
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…
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…
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…
By Tim Hollo • March 5, 2020
I hope that you have been enjoying drenching rains, like we have here in Canberra. Wonderful though it is, it reminds me of the amazing capacity of the human mind to move on swiftly from trauma. The fires are over, and for those of us not personally picking up the…
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…
By Tim Hollo • February 6, 2020
I’m sure that, like me, over this terrifying summer so far, you’ve been inspired by the way communities across the country are coming together to support each other, whether it’s through fighting fires themselves or cooking meals for each other, distributing masks or gathering goods for families who’ve lost everything.
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.
By Elissa Jenkins • January 8, 2020
Featured below is an audio podcast of the panel ‘Deepening Democracy’ at The Green Institute conference, Cultivating Democracy, on November 15, 2019. Facilitated by Senator Larissa Waters, speakers include:Associate Professor Simon Niemeyer, Dr Amanda Cahill, Dr Tim Dunlop and Nicola Paris.