Ecological Sustainability

Ecological Sustainability, Featured, Participatory Democracy, Why are we here?

Is Social Democracy Ever Coming Back?

As labour parties and their political projects appear to recede deeper into irrelevance in every election around Europe, we might wonder whether the death knell ring has rung for social democracy. But what remains to be seen is whether this trajectory will continue, whether the political landscape is in the process of shifting irreversibly – and if so how Greens can... Read More

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Ecological Sustainability, Featured, How we'll make change, Uncategorised

Protecting Country: First Nations People And Climate Justice

Green Agenda’s Simon Copland recently interview Larissa Baldwin, the national co-director of the Seed Indigenous Youth Climate Network. Simon and Larissa spoke about the indigenous climate movement and how it connects to broader questions of colonialism and land rights. [...]

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by Larissa Baldwin , 2 years ago


Ecological Sustainability, Featured, How we'll make change, Peace & Nonviolence

The Age of Consequences: the nexus of climate and conflict

The Age of Consequences is a documentary film exploring how climate change stressors interact with societal tensions, sparking conflict. The film unpacks how water and food shortages, drought, extreme weather, and sea-level rise function as ‘accelerants of instability’ and ‘catalysts for conflict’, with grave implications for peace and security in the 21st century The film is being shown in Australia... Read More

by , 3 years ago


Culture, Info & Tech, Ecological Sustainability, Economic Justice, Featured

World in Transition

The world is rapidly changing around us. It always has done. Change is one thing that is constant. Although with global warming, rising sea levels, growing inequality, the digital revolution there is force behind the notion that we are living through a period of significant transition – both a time of fear and opportunity. Transitions happen at a global, community... Read More

by Clare Ozich , 4 years ago


Ecological Sustainability, Featured

Australian Life

Our land abounds in nature’s gifts Of beauty rich and rare Taking stock We live in an extraordinary land. Australia’s natural environments, and the wildlife that they support, are unlike those of any other place. Australia is home to more than half a million different species. Most occur nowhere else. Many are of remarkable antiquity. [...]

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by and , 4 years ago


Culture, Info & Tech, Ecological Sustainability, Responses

Response by Russell Edwards to “It’s the culture, stupid!”

Tim Hollo’s essay was a delight to find. What a relief to see such important truths voiced in a prominent arena. To point out that the cause of the ecological crisis is culture, not choices; that the crisis will only be averted by undermining and ultimately replacing the dominant culture; that making a tactical choice to endorse the existing culture, in... Read More

by Russell Edwards , 4 years ago


Culture, Info & Tech, Ecological Sustainability, Responses

Response by David Holyoake to “It’s the culture, stupid!”

While not a direct response to Tim’s essay, the following article from David Holyoake, from a new UK arts activist collective, Forever Swarm, explores similar themes from a UK perspective. The article was first published in Voices, Global Call for Climate Action 7 April 2015. Arts and culture – the missing link to winning the climate fight  [...]

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by , 4 years ago


Ecological Sustainability, Responses, Social Justice

Response by Melanie Lowe to “The oldest game in town”

In his essay ‘The Oldest Game in Town’ Senator Scott Ludlam eloquently describes cities as complex systems that are dependent on the natural environment. He argues for the need for systemic change to our cities, re-orienting them towards more environmentally sustainable forms of infrastructure and economic activity. Senator Ludlam points towards the benefits this could have for the liveability of... Read More

by Melanie Lowe , 4 years ago


Culture, Info & Tech, Ecological Sustainability, Featured

It’s the culture, stupid!

Culture is a wonderful word, isn’t it? It’s one of those words which means different things to different people and in different contexts, from opera to the microbes that turn milk into yoghurt. For our purposes, the relevant definition from the Oxford English Dictionary is “[t]he ideas, customs, and social behaviour of a particular people or society”. American artistic activist... Read More

by , 4 years ago


Ecological Sustainability, Featured, Social Justice, Uncategorised

The Oldest Game In Town

Scott Ludlam explores the current nature of our cities and provides a hopeful outlook for their future in “The oldest game in town”. This essay is the second of a series, the first of which, “Checkmate”, grapples with the implications of a never-ending growth economy. A short introduction from the Editors to “the oldest game in town” can be found... Read More

by Scott Ludlam , 4 years ago