The idea of pacifism, or even the concept that military action should be a last resort, has been whittled away in our public arena. Peace is not seen as a “serious” idea.

Could a broadscale effort to support a politics that values peace, as well as non-violent protest, also flow on to helping to build a community that values peace and rejects violence?

Happiness and Its Causes - Tim Hollo Speaker

Happiness and Its Causes

By Tim Hollo December 1, 2023

So what actually “causes” happiness? (Spoiler – it’s connection) I was surprised and delighted to be invited to speak at this year’s Happiness and Its Causes conference in Sydney’s International Convention Centre, alongside a stellar line-up including Professor Patrick McGorry, Mawunyo Gbogbo, Dr Catherine Barrett and many more. I…

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Green Institute Conference 2023 - Democratic Transformation through Crisis

Democratic transformation through crisis: Green Institute Conference 2023

By Elissa Jenkins October 23, 2023

This recording is from The City Transformed: Urban life at the end of the world as we know it – Green Institute Conference 2023, specifically the stream entitled ‘Democratic transformation through crisis’ featuring “Campaign Strategy for Transformative Democracy”, with A/Prof Mark Diesendorf;“Democratic transformation and urban re-imagination during periods of political…

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Exploring Green Politics And The Peace Pillar

By Tim Hollo September 27, 2021

So what actually do we mean by Green politics? And what’s the story with the peace pillar? I’m delighted to be participating in and co-presenting a couple of fantastic conversations in the coming fortnight exploring these questions, and I’d love it if you came along to take part in the…

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Peace - you wouldn't read about it (elsewhere) - International Day Of Peace - World Peace Day

Peace – you wouldn’t read about it (elsewhere)

By Tim Hollo September 21, 2021

On September 21 each year, the United Nations marks World Peace Day. What a tragic irony that the day falls this year less than a week after Scott Morrison joined Joe Biden and Boris Johnson (both of whom seemingly forgot his name) to announce Australia’s purchase of nuclear submarines. The…

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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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What Do We Mean By “Everything Is Connected”?

By Tim Hollo October 11, 2017

With our conference now a little over two weeks away (get your tickets now, people, before they sell out!), I thought it would be a good time to quickly talk a little more about what we mean by its title: Everything is Connected. The idea of the whole conference is…

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