Events

How Do We Reset? Ideas For A Just Future

How Do We Reset? Ideas For A Just Future

7.30pm, 5 August 2020

Speakers: Roj Amedi, Tim Hollo, Amanda Tattersall and Godfrey Moase The pandemic has disrupted business as usual, opening up the potential for different futures. Everything is being Reset… How things unfold from here is up to us. Join four of the curators of the Reset Reading Group for…

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Covid Democracy Webinar Series: Community-building From Bendigo To London

Covid Democracy Webinar Series: Community-building From Bendigo To London

8pm, 16 July, 2020

The Coronavirus pandemic both lays bare deep and ongoing injustices in our society and provides a moment to re-evaluate and reset our political conversation. It has also introduced huge numbers of people to ideas of mutual aid, anarchist organising, and participatory commons-based community building. For this webinar, we are delighted to have speakers joining us from two remarkable grassroots projects…

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Covid Democracy Webinar Series: Cooperatives As A Path To Democratic Economic Recovery

Covid Democracy Webinar Series: Cooperatives As A Path To Democratic Economic Recovery

8pm, 2 July, 2020

The Coronavirus pandemic both lays bare deep and ongoing injustices in our society and provides a moment to re-evaluate and reset our political conversation. What does that mean for Scott Morrison’s “laser-like focus on jobs”, and the planned economic recovery being driven by a corporate agenda? Can we, at a moment like this, begin to plan a democratic economic recovery?…

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Covid Democracy Webinar Series: Facing Up To Catastrophic Risks

Covid Democracy Webinar Series: Facing Up To Catastrophic Risks

8pm, 18 June 2020

The Coronavirus pandemic both lays bare deep and ongoing challenges and injustices and provides a moment to re-evaluate and reset our political conversation. In the earliest days of Australia’s lockdown, the Commission For The Human Future held an online roundtable to discuss the range of catastrophic…

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Covid Democracy Series: From the Local to the Global and Back

Covid Democracy Series: From the Local to the Global and Back, with Scott Ludlam, Carolyn Hendriks and Tim Hollo

8pm, 4 June 2020

The Coronavirus pandemic both lays bare deep and ongoing injustices in our society and provides a moment to re-evaluate and reset our political conversation. There are extraordinary signs, at the local and the global level, that communities are ready to make a tremendous shift. The political response to this crisis, with authoritarian over-policing and stimulus geared to supporting capital over…

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Virtual Campfire: A Green Institute Fundraiser

Virtual Campfire: A Green Institute Fundraiser

7.30pm, 30 May 2020

If you have bought a ticket and haven’t received your Zoom link via email (check spam first!) please request the link by texting Elissa 0418 786 986 with your full name and your email address. Ta! Enjoy a night of online games, theatre, stories, poetry, music and song while sitting around a wondrous Virtual Campfire. Join this heartwarming, family-friendly Zoom…

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Covid Democracy Series: UBI with Guy Standing, Abigail Boyd and Jane Goodall

Covid Democracy Webinar Series: UBI with Guy Standing, Abigail Boyd and Jane Goodall

8pm, 21 May, 2020

The Coronavirus pandemic both lays bare deep and ongoing injustices in our society and provides a moment to re-evaluate and reset our political conversation. Around the world, there’s a growing sense that Universal Basic Income could be an important part of how we make our societies more democratic, more fair, and more resilient in the face of the rolling crises…

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Covid Democracy Series: Indigenous Democracy Now With Tjanara Goreng Goreng and Lidia Thorpe

Covid Democracy Webinar Series: Indigenous Democracy Now with Tjanara Goreng Goreng and Lidia Thorpe

8pm, 7 May, 2020

There’s a gaping wound at the heart of Australian democracy – the genocide and dispossession of the first peoples of this land. The Coronavirus pandemic both lays bare deep and ongoing injustices in our society and provides a moment to re-evaluate and reset our political conversation. It’s vital that we put Indigenous justice and democracy at the centre of this…

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Reviewing Australia's Environment Laws After The Fires

Reviewing Australia’s Environment Laws After The Fires

24 March, 2020

CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19 – WITH APOLOGIES The Commonwealth Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation (EPBC) Act has, throughout its history, facilitated developments as the expense of ecologies across the continent, enabling environmental destruction on a grand scale. And yet, the Morrison Government has framed this year’s statutory review as an opportunity to make development even easier, “cutting green tape” to…

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Snap Webinar: Staying Together While Keeping Apart

Snap Webinar: Staying Together While Keeping Apart

19 March, 2020

Apologies to those trying to register. The Webinar, capped at 100, is now SOLD OUT! However, f you would like to receive a video recording of the Webinar please sign up to receive our email updates. Snap Webinar: Staying Together While Keeping Apart Apologies to those trying to register. The Webinar, capped at 100, is now SOLD OUT! However,…

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Finding Agency And Action In A Time Of Ecological Crisis - Green Institute

Finding Agency And Action In A Time Of Ecological Crisis

March 17, 2020

CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19 – WITH APOLOGIES What would it look like if climate activism acknowledged that our existing democratic norms and institutions will not deliver the scale and pace of change necessary and are also fundamentally ill-suited to enabling human survival as ecologies collapse? How might we develop a new approach which ties together climate action, community building and…

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Environmental Protection Laws After The Fires: Learn About The EPBC Act Review And How To Make A Submission.

Environmental Protection Laws After The Fires: Learn About The EPBC Act Review And How To Make A Submission.

11 March, 2020

Attending tonight? Didn’t receive the Zoom link? Text/call Elissa 0418 786 986 or email elissa.jenkins@greeninstitute.org.au Environmental Protection Laws After The Fires: Learn About The EPBC Act Review And How To Make A Submission. This summer has changed everything. We are now living in the age of climate consequences, and, for so many people, old ideas of the world have burned…

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Democracy Is Not A Spectator Sport Interactive Panel: Deepening Democracy For The Climate Emergency

February 13, 2020

Book your ticket now. In the midst of our climate emergency this interactive panel will talk boldly on why a healthy democracy matters, the key signs that tell us we need to improve our democracy, and big and tangible ideas that will deepen democracy so we can…

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Cultivating Democracy: Green Institute Conference, 15-17 November, 2019

Cultivating Democracy: Green Institute Conference, 15-17 November, 2019

15-17 November, 2019

Democracy – it’s always been incomplete, compromised and fragile, but today our democratic systems and institutions are under threat like never before. With ecological breakdown underway, inequality spiralling, colonialism and patriarchy still not dismantled, and the hate-fuelled far right on the rise, we desperately need democracies which are able to both reverse these trends and create hope-filled…

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The European Green Wave: What's Going On? With Reinhard Butikofer MEP

The European Green Wave: What’s Going On? With Reinhard Butikofer MEP

27 August, 2019

Be sure to come along to this Green Institute Webinar with Reinhard Butikofer MEP who is the European Greens Party Co-chair and MEP for the German Green party Bündnis90/Die Grünen. Last month’s European elections saw another surge towards the Greens, leaping from 50 to 74 seats in the European Parliament. The results are particularly astonishing in Germany, where the…

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Towards Ecological Democracy - A Political Theory For The 21st Century

Towards Ecological Democracy – A Political Theory For The 21st Century

20 August 2019

In this seminar, Towards Ecological Democracy – A Political Theory For The 21st Century, Green Institute Executive Director, Tim Hollo, will present a theory of ecological democracy which seeks to apply the fundamentals of ecology to politics, articulating a vision of interconnection, interdependence, and resilience in diversity. Active, constructive critique and participation are welcome. Tuesday, 20 August…

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Jane R. Goodall - The Politics Of The Common Good: Book Launch & Panel Discussion

The Politics Of The Common Good: Book Launch & Panel Discussion

14 August, 2019

Jane R. Goodall’s The Politics Of The Common Good: Dispossession In Australia – Book Launch & Panel Discussion Panel with Professor Bronwen Morgan & Tim Hollo To be introduced by Dr. Stephanie Dowrick ‘The Earth is a Common Treasury’, proclaimed the English Revolutionaries in the 1640s. Does the principle of the commons offer us ways to respond now to the…

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“Green New Deal” And Its Relevance In Australia

“Green New Deal” And Its Relevance In Australia

10 July, 2019

Green Institute Executive Director Tim Hollo will be co-presenting – with Prof. Bronwen Morgan from University of NSW – a webinar hosted by the New Economics Network Australia, on the Green New Deal. It will be a considered and critical look at what the implications of the idea are, and what we in Australia need to…

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Making Canberra A Human Centred City

Making Canberra A Human Centred City

1:30 pm–4:30 pm, Saturday 13 October, 2018

Date & Time: 1:30 pm–4:30 pm, Saturday 13 October, 2018 Location: Room 1, Ainslie Arts Centre, Elouera Street, Canberra, ACT 2612 BOOK TICKETS NOW We’re co-hosting an exciting event with See Change and Urban Synergies Group on Making Canberra a Human-Centred City. Come along and help co-design the commons! You are invited to…

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“Conversation Starters” To Help Design A UBI

“Conversation Starters” To Help Design A UBI

8pm-9.30pm, Tuesday 7 Aug, 2018.

Date & Time: 8pm-9.30pm, Tuesday 7 Aug, 2018. Location: Online via Zoom UBI is a conversation we need to have together, so we’ve put together three “Conversation Starter” papers, so you can host a conversation on Universal Basic Income at your local Greens branch or in your local community. Keen to host a conversation? Join us on this Webinar…

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Talking Ecological Democracy

Talking Ecological Democracy

8pm-9:30pm, Wednesday 23 May, 2018

Date & Time: 8pm-9:30pm, Wednesday 23 May, 2018 Location: Online via Zoom Do you find yourself, having read Towards Ecological Democracy, wanting to talk about it? Are there points you strongly agree with or disagree with? Are there ideas you want to explore further? On May 23, at 8pm AEST, we’ll be holding our first webinar for some time,…

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Commons/Wealth Games: The Commonwealth And The Commons

Commons/Wealth Games: The Commonwealth And The Commons

6pm-8pm - 18 April, 2018

Date & Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, April 18, 2018. Location: Griffith University EcoCentre, Building N68, 170 Kessels Rd, Nathan Free event! RSVP ESSENTIAL. Please email dominic.jarvis@griffith.edu.au to RSVP. Refreshments provided. Free parking information for the evening available here. The Commonwealth of Nations was born through the brutal enclosure of The Commons. From…

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Activating The Urban Commons: How Do We Make Canberra A Sharing City?

April 10, 2018

Book launch, panel and open conversation. Book your ticket now! Date & Time: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm, April 10, 2018. Location: ANU Food Co-op; 3 Kingsley St; Canberra. View the event flyer. Come and hear what’s going on, what others are doing around the world, and what we can do to make Canberra the Commons Capital! Darren…

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Politics in the Pub – A Common Good

February 22, 2018

A Common Good: Democratic Futures for People + Planet Join Tim Hollo, Executive Director of the Green Institute, and Professor Stuart Rees, Council for Social Justice, Syd. Uni, in a discussion about the importance of changing the system to a focus on the common good, “grounded in the principles of ecology, social justice, democracy, non-violence, sustainability…

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Everything Is Connected - Green Institute Conference

Everything Is Connected: Green Institute Conference

October 27-28, 2017

Building A Green Politics For The Next 25 Years Old Parliament House, Canberra, Friday and Saturday, October 27-28, 2017 2017 marks 25 years since the federation of the Australian Greens – a quarter century in which the party has gone from being a fringe movement to an established political force making substantial impacts on the course…

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Keep Canberra Ad Free

May 29, 2017

Did you know that Andrew Barr wants to weaken the restrictions on billboard advertising in Canberra? The fact that we have so few billboards is one of the truly special things about this city. Help us keep in that way! “Advertising at its best is making people feel that, without their product, you’re a loser.” Nancy Shaley, ad executive. “Of…

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WELA 2017

WELA 2017 The leadership program for women environmentalists The Women’s Environmental Leadership Australia (WELA) program is a first for Australia – a leadership program designed by and for women environmentalists. The first WELA program in 2016 was such a success that we have been inspired to offer it again in 2017: read what participants said. The…

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