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PacificEdge | May 28, 2018

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Participatory techniques

Plan like a dragonfly

October 2, 2014 |

What can dragonflies teach us about planning events? Plenty, it seems…Read More

5 point planning for Fair Food Week

October 2, 2014 |

Here’s five points for planning events…Read More

Loomio — better decision making with technology

March 14, 2014 | | 2 Comments

IT’S NOT an uncommon experience – we join a group planning to do good work only to later leave disappointed with the group’s decision-making processes and poor interpersonal relations. As a US social change expert once said – the most … Read More

It’s all about… Changeology

March 11, 2014 |

IT WAS LATE SUMMER when thirty or so people gathered at the Randwick Community Centre for day one of the two day Changeology course with veteran social change educator, Les Robinson.

Les is a tall, fit-looking man of middle age … Read More

It’s time for a little… passion mashing

April 8, 2013 | | 2 Comments

THE OPPORTUNITY FOR some passion mashing attracted around 30 people who clustered in the meeting room at the Randwick Sustainability Hub in February this year for a workshop led by veteran social change expert, Les Robinson. Les has worked in … Read More

Social planning comes first in community garden design

August 1, 2012 |

IT’S A COMMON BELIEF among people setting out to start a community garden that the first step is to find land, do a site analysis, do a design, build and start growing. Were it only so simple.

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Choose your circle of action to create change

November 5, 2011 |

I DON’T KNOW what triggered my interest in solutions to sustainability but I trace it back to the 1970s.

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Drawing lessons from National Tree Day

September 10, 2011 |

A GOOD EVENT it turned out to be, National Tree Day 2010, with fine, sunny and warm Winter weather bringing out hundreds who planted 4000 ground covers, shrubs and trees. Activities for kids, a wildlife show that included a black head python and a lizard that changed colour were brought along by the wildlife display and City of Sydney waste educator, Sarah van Erp, an Eastern Suburbs Compost Revolution veteran, and Katie Oxenham, the City’s urban ecologist, were there.

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