About Greenprints

The Greenprints initiative –

  • has been designed as a process to help communities, organisations and governments create regenerative societies and thrive within healthy ecological limits.
  • provides a practical, step-by-step approach to help people understand both the big picture and the small details, of how to transform our societies and thrive within our ecological limits. The ‘steps’ are really just a working guide to help us collate and use information for community planning and decision making
  • is an Australian-designed approach, that aims to be accessible to anyone. It demystifies and connects the many varied concepts, models and methods that can be used to create sustainable and regenerative communities, organisations and societies.
  • cuts through jargon and outlines a step-wise approach to creating systems change and governance transformation at any scale.

Watch the webinar overview of the Greenprints approach below:

Greenprints is a process, and an output

  • Greenprints offers a process to help us find and use the very best sustainability & regenerative approaches, so we can redesign societies to thrive within our local, regional & global ecological limits. The basic process is set out on our Greenprints Steps webpage and the detail of how to carry out each step can be explored once people sign up to the Greenprints approach.
  • By using the process, people can create the output that gave the system its name: ‘greenprints’.  These are a set of viable alternatives to business as usual – a bit like sustainability blueprints: scenarios showing place-based, alternative land use options (local and bioregional scale), regenerative economic activities and socially just, democratic decision making processes.

Greenprints is multi-discliplinary and as every project that uses the Greenprints approach is unique, we collaborate with experts from across a vast number of fields.  We draw in as required, experts from the natural sciences, social sciences, Indigenous knowledge systems, law, planning, ethics, economics, community development and the arts, to create Earth centred governance for bioregional ecological health in Australia.

Visit the Greenprints Exchange for more details about our advisors, experts and the growing Greenprints community.

Visit our webpage called How to Use Greenprints to explore how the approach might be useful to you, your organisation or group.