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Cultivating Sustainability: Learn to engage people in sustainability

Posted in Events by timc on October 29th, 2013

27 November , 2013
9:30 amto4:00 pm

Cultivating Sustainability is a 1-day workshop which provides sustainability advocates with insights, models and tools to engage and inspire people for sustainable action. This workshop will assist you to

This workshop will assist you to:

Identify what people need in order to embrace sustainability
Target your efforts and resources to the points of most leverage
Incorporate psychological principles to your sustainability programs
Communicate about sustainability more effectively
Meet others who are dealing with similar challenges and share ideas and success stories.

Presented by Tim Cotter, a psychologist specialising in the psychology of sustainability.

When: Wed. November 27th, 2013. 9.30am – 4.00pm

Where: Melbourne, Venue to be confirmed

Online Registration and Further Info at


Earlybirds! Register and pay before the end of October and receive a 20% discount

For-profits $300pp ($240pp before October 31)

NFP/Govt $250pp ($200pp before October 31)

Indiv’s/Community Groups $160pp ($128pp before October 31)

Walking Breaks: Banishing 3.30-itis

Posted in Movements by Kate Archdeacon on August 4th, 2010

Source: Victoria Walks

Workplace Walking Ideas: Walking breaks and walking groups

Are you regularly stuck between four walls and a desk? How about stepping out for some fresh air? The National Physical Activity Guidelines recommend that adults participate in at least 30 minutes of moderate intensity physical activity, preferably everyday. You can achieve this through short ‘snack sized’ bouts of activity by doing simple things like taking a few 10 minute walking breaks every day, or joining a regular workplace walking group. Here’s how:

* Banishing 3.30-itis with a daily power walk - Michelle’s story
* Lunchtime walking group a hit at work – Gabrielle’s story
* How to start a workplace walking group
* Walking group poster (you can adapt this for your workplace)

Visit Victoria Walks for more information and ideas.

Have you heard of walking meetings?

Posted in Movements by Kate Archdeacon on April 14th, 2010

Source: Victoria Walks

Have you heard of walking meetings?” from Victoria Walks:

Philip Moran is the CEO of Merri Community Health Services (MCHS). As CEO of a large community health service, Philip traditionally spent much of his time sitting in his office, sitting in various meetings, and sitting in traffic getting to and from meetings. Like many people working in an office environment, it was common for him to spend more than 8 hours a day being mostly sedentary. 6 years ago, Philip decided to become healthier and more physically active in his daily life. He changed his diet and started exercising more. He wore a pedometer and walked 10,000 steps a day. He then decided to combine walking with some of his meetings as well. Noticing that he could become more physically active at work, Philip began to take other managers and staff for a wander during supervision meetings and catch-up discussions.

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Climate Change at Work: Conference

Posted in Events by Kate Archdeacon on October 14th, 2009

Source: GreenRazor, the GreenPages Newsletter


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Commonwealth Government’s new Jobs Fund and Community Gardens

Posted in Seeking by Devin Maeztri on May 14th, 2009

The $650 million is part of the Governments Jobs and Training Compact.  The Jobs Fund will support and create jobs and improve skills, by funding projects that build community infrastructure and create social capital in local communities.

The Jobs Fund comprises three streams of funding:

  • $300 million Local Jobs stream to support community infrastructure projects with a focus on the promotion of environment-friendly technology and heritage
  • $ 200 million Get Communities Working stream for self-sustaining projects which create jobs and provide activities and services to improve community amenity
  • $150 million Infrastructure Employment Projects stream for investment in infrastructure projects which generate jobs in regions affected by the economic downturn

For more information visit the Australian Government – Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations.