Tag: sustainability

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    Shifting from an extractive value regime to a (re-)generative value regime

    When: Sunday 23 October at 10am

    Where: Open State Hub

    Speakers: Michel Bauwens

    We are in the final decades of a value regime based on unsustainable extraction of rare global resources. This is an unprecedented challenge in the history of our world, since previous crises were limited in geographic scope. Many question whether we can pull it off. But hundreds of thousands of productive communities are experimenting with the new ‘generative’ value regime. This report from the trenches may well represent the building blocks of a new sustainable world civilization.

    Presented by: GREEN INDUSTRIES SA

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    The Graeme Hugo Memorial Lecture: The future of humanity does not look good

    When: Sunday 23 October at 11:15AM

    Where: Bonython Hall

    Speakers: Michel Bauwens, Prof Paul James

    We have reached a stage in history where we have the capacity to fracture the liveability of this planet, at least for us humans. Increasing global mobility is breaking up communities and places. Intensifying globalization is rendering economics and politics more tumultuous. And climate change will cause increasing chaos. This talk maps the patterns of transformation and makes some hopeful suggestions for alternative pathways.

    Presented by: SCHOOL OF SOCIAL SCIENCES, UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE

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    Who’s leading our energy transition?

    When: Sunday 23 October at 11:15AM

    Where: Elder Hall

    Speakers: Michel Bauwens, Prof Paul James, Heather Smith

    clclimAround the world, a community energy revolution is underway. Citizens are having varied success in provoking change within the energy regimes of their countries. Energy companies, governments and regulators are operating under one paradigm while citizens demand another. South Australia is at a critical point in its transition to a renewable energy future but will it take a citizen-led uprising to get us where we need to go?

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    Catalysing collective intelligence

    When: Sunday 23 October at 2:30PM

    Where: Hetzel Theatre

    Speakers: Michel Bauwens, Prof Paul James, Heather Smith, Mark Beam

    How we can catalyse the collective intelligence required to address the unprecedented global challenges before us? The Buckminster Fuller Institute accelerates the development of solutions by encouraging participants to conceive and apply transformative strategies based on whole systems thinking, Nature’s fundamental principles, and an ethically driven worldview.

    Presented by: THE ASSISTANCE OF OPEN STATE

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    Sustainable jobs in sustainable communities

    When: Saturday 22 October at 11:15AM

    Where: Elder Hall

    Speakers: Michel Bauwens, Prof Paul James, Heather Smith, Mark Beam, Heather Smith, Prof John Spoehr, Sean Williams

    A sustainable future means more than renewable energy and environmentally sound food production. How will citizens earn a living? Hi-tech jobs in a global digital work space? Looking after yourself in a local organic co-operative? Who will build the houses, fix the taps, keep track of the accounts? Will it be you? Will the robots take over? Will the value we place on time, money and possessions change?

    Presented by: CONSERVATION COUNCIL OF SA

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    Roads to ruin, pathways to prosperity

    When: Saturday 22 October at 5:15PM

    Where: Open State Hub

    Speakers: Michel Bauwens, Prof Paul James, Heather Smith, Mark Beam, Heather Smith, Prof John Spoehr, Sean Williams, Prof John Spoehr

    South Australia came through the global financial crisis in much better shape than expected. We weathered the global economic storm but the high Australian dollar was a wrecking ball on manufacturing, and collapsing commodity prices ended the mining boom. Now we face closure of the automotive manufacturing industry and perhaps our steel industry. All this threatens to plunge South Australia into economic stagnation and rising unemployment. We know how to avoid this, but will we?

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    As everything changes

    When: Sunday 23 October at 10am

    Where: Bonython Hall

    Speakers: Michel Bauwens, Prof Paul James, Heather Smith, Mark Beam, Heather Smith, Prof John Spoehr, Sean Williams, Prof John Spoehr, Nick Drake, Prof Raimond Gaita

    Who are we and what really matters?
    Join a moral philosopher and a poet in conversation as they discuss their journeys out of familiar worlds and into wild landscapes and environments that hold up a confronting mirror to ourselves, to our humanity, our ethics and therefore to our politics.

    Presented by: FLINDERS INSTITUTE FOR RESEARCH IN THE HUMANITIES (FIRTH)

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