June meeting - Mark SpainMark’s talk will address two questions. • How would humans behave if we experienced our life as deeply integrated with nature? • How do you communicate to influence others when the topic generates fear and despair or complete avoidance?
When June 19, 2013
from 7.30pm to 9.00pm
Where Frank Fenner Building, corner of Daley Road and Linnaeus Way. Add event to calendar Add event to calendar vCal
Mark is senior partner at Global Learning, a Canberra-based consulting firm focussed on transforming Science, Society and Self, building collective capacity for deep innovation. He is active in many community roles, including chair of SEE-Change, and vice-president of Canberra City Farm.
Mark will explore the ways in which human activities that use ecosystem services will be redesigned to treat nature as if it was our closest family and essential for our ongoing survival and well-being. Is it enough to change our thinking or do we need to go through an evolution to survive and thrive?
Whenever the impacts of climate science are discussed strong emotions are evoked. In both public forums and private conversations avoidance, fear and despair or pollyannaish hope and optimism begin to shape the conversation. What are the options in communicating with influence and authenticity when the topic is so chilling?
July: Give small business the chance - waste to energy: Greg WoodwardI believe the answer to reducing climate change through GHG emissions lies with small business and individuals.
When Jul 17, 2013
from 7.30 to 9.00pm
Where ANU’s Frank Fenner Building, corner of Daley Road and Linnaeus Way Add event to calendar vCal
Big business is generally too slow to change and driven by shareholder requirements that are based on dividends. There is no perceived profit in reducing GHG emissions, just costs. I will talk about how our small business can make a disproportionate change in GHG emissions. Like big business and the shareholders we are driven by the
need for profits and there are profits in making changes to our business and developing new businesses.
We are lean and mean and can act quickly, far quicker than multi-level management in bigbusiness. ‘We’ are two semi-retired guys who have experience in recycling and waste to energy. We have no resources except our initiative, expertise, and drive to do something and make a good living in the process. We are especially interested in tyre recycling and the ACT government’s intention of turning your garbage into energy.