Posts Tagged ‘environmental sustainability’
Posted in Events by jmcurtis on July 9th, 2012
|24 July , 2012|
|5:30 pm||to||6:30 pm|
Why do we behave the way we do? Why does it seem so difficult to change behaviour? Common sense suggests, and many behaviour change programs optimistically assume, that we weigh up the pros and cons of a behaviour before we decide to perform it. But in reality, many of the behaviours that we undertake in our daily lives are “habits”, which are performed without much conscious thought or deliberation. As a result, conventional approaches to influencing behaviour (e.g., information and incentives) are less likely to be effective when behaviours are habitual.
In a seminar to be held on Tuesday 24 July in Melbourne, one of the world’s leading experts on habits—Professor Bas Verplanken—will discuss the importance of understanding habits when developing interventions to influence behaviour (with a particular focus on environmental sustainability). He will highlight how habits can be measured, broken and created, and will offer guidance on timing interventions at key “moments of change” when habits are particularly vulnerable. Bas will argue that habits can serve as barriers as well as opportunities, and should take centre stage in behaviour change interventions.
Tuesday, 24 July 2012
5.30 – 6.30 pm
The 242 Telstra Conference Centre
242 Exhibition Street
This is a free public event.
@monash.edu by 20 July 2012
About the speaker: Bas Verplanken is a professor of psychology and the head of the Department of Psychology at the University of Bath, England. He specialises in theory-informed applied research, with a particular emphasis on habits in the health, consumer and environmental behaviour fields. Bas Verplanken is being hosted by BehaviourWorks Australia—a collaboration between the Monash Sustainability Institute, EPA Victoria, The Shannon Company and Sustainability Victoria that brings together interdisciplinary researchers with leading practitioners who share an interest in behaviour change research and environmental sustainability
Posted in Events by Kate Archdeacon on November 18th, 2011
|24 November , 2011|
|5:20 pm||to||7:30 pm|
City of Melbourne, TippingPoint Australia and the Danish Arts Agency have combined to bring you some of Melbourne and Copenhagen’s most exciting cultural innovators as they discuss how they see the artists in their cities respond to the challenge of environmental sustainability. Contribute to the Café Conversations style evening and have interactive creative conversations on the issues they raise.
- Karen Blincoe – Graphic Designer, Environmentalist and Director International Centre for Creativity Innovation and Sustainability, Denmark
- Miyuki Jokiranta – Journalist and Managing Director, Seven Thousand Oaks, Melbourne
- Martin Mulligan – Director RMIT Globalism Research Centre, Melbourne
- Katrine Vejby – Journalist and Radio Producer, Founding Festival Director of co2penhagen, Denmark
Facilitator: Angharad Wynne-Jones – Director of TippingPoint Australia, Melbourne
Date: Thursday 24 November 2011
Time: 5.00pm for 5.20 start to 7.30pm. NOTE EARLY TIME
Venue: Melbourne Town Hall, Supper Room, Swanston Street, Melbourne
FREE ENTRY BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTAIL. Call 0421 642012 and leave a message or visit http://www.trybooking.com/ZNO to register.
A joint presentation by TippingPoint Australia and Melbourne Conversations. Supported by the Danish Arts Agency and ³State of Green. Join the Future. Think Denmark, Sydney and Melbourne 20-24 November 2011.
Posted in Models by Maeztri on November 12th, 2008
Peats Ridge is the first major event in Australia to run completely on renewable energy and winner of the NSW Government 2008 Green Globe Award for Environmental Sustainability across all industries.